Read: August 14 - 16 Verdict: 2.85 Stars
I received a free digital copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest feedback.
When Amelia wakes up in a beautiful mansion with no memories, she has no idea about the secrets she is about to discover. Or the incredibly intense relationship she is about to embark on with the man that claims her as his own.
Anew is described as an erotic retelling of Sleeping Beauty however I would ping it as both a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. I did have a lot of problems with this book though.
There was definite insta-love between Ian and Amelia, and honestly there were times when the initial plot of Amelia's self-discovery and discovery of the world around her was lost in between the repetitions of 'mind-blowing' sex between herself and Ian. While fantastic and intense sex scenes can be really great to read most of the time, when they just repeat and
repeat, it gets boring and predictable.
Ian was very back and forth, as was Amelia. Neither of them could decide what to do, or how to feel and it was pretty much like a see-saw. As soon as one of them seemed to know what they wanted, the other had changed their mind.
This would have been a two-star book for me if it was just based on Ian and Amelia's relationship, however, I did enjoy the sub-plot of the type of New York Amelia found herself living in and the new system of living. It was slightly dystopian which made it very interesting. If I do read more books in this series, it will really only be out of curiosity for what happens in the society.