Friday, August 19, 2016

Series Book Review: The Curse Series by Author Taylor Lavati


The Curse Series
by Author Taylor Lavati
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The Thousand Year Curse
Book One

 

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Synopsis

Being a teenager isn't all fun and games for seventeen-year-old Ryder. After being thrown down the social hierarchy, Ryder Mason has one goal for her senior year- survive.

Within the first month of school, Ryder goes from bullied teen to a cursed half goddess with two boyfriends. As if that wasn't enough, she travels into the Underworld to confront Hades about the curse and her missing mother.

Ryder delves head first into a Godly world as her two knights fight to seek her approval, her best friend's loyalties are tested and people's true intentions are shown in the first Curse Books novel.



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My Review:

The main thing I loved about this book was the fact it had Greek mythology mixed in. In fact, it involved a particular story I read and studied while I was in school.

Once again Taylor Lavati has impressed me with the amount of emotions she writes in her books. I am torn between Ari and Ollie as they both seem like men I would want to date.

If you like Greek mythology and romance - this series is for you.


The Curse of Betrayal
Book Two



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Ryder has finally decided to take her life into her own hands, but things don’t always turn out as they seem. Ollie and Ari have made a pact that leaves Ryder alone until she ends the curse and chooses her soul mate. 

With her knights absent, Ryder becomes independent, seeing things in her visions that force her to question the curse—and herself. 

As strange things happen at Demi God Academy, Ryder realizes everything comes back to her. She must use the power growing within her to protect her new friends in ways she never imagined possible. But as new threats surface, she may not be strong enough to protect them all. 

In book two of A Curse Books, Ryder discovers what it really means to be Eurydice.



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It is official, I am moving to team Ari.  I love this character and I feel like he is her soulmate. Of course, when you read a book by Taylor Lavati, make sure you get a large box of tissues as it will make you cry and laugh.

Short review for a book I loved.



The Broken Curse
Book Three


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After a chain of tragic events, Ryder has lost the true essence of who she is. At the cost of her emotions, she channels anger and frustration to hone her new skills. Her white knight remains by her side, but with light comes dark.

When her mentor concocts a plan to end the curse, Ryder dives in head first, but as the number of demons on Earth increases, Ryder and her friends realize their final battle affects more than just the curse.

In the final installment of A Curse Books, Ryder will decide her future—and accept the inevitable fate her decision brings with it.




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My Review:

After heart-shattering events, Ryder has put all emotions aside to focus on her main goal - save her friends and stop Hades from taking over the Earth.

The character development in this series was amazing. Ryder has gone from a soft high school girl into a strong woman who is willing to fight for what she believes in. Her only issue was - who was her soulmate? Ari or Ollie? She must decide.






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About the Author

Taylor Lavati is a twenty-something year old author residing in a small town in Connecticut with her husband and dog. She writes both Young Adult and New Adult romances with ranging genres from fantasy, A Curse Books trilogy, to dark romance, A Reliant Love. Her books have all hit #1 on the Amazon bestselling chart for their categories! When not writing, she enjoys playing video games, hiking, and spending time with family.

Romance with a bit of CHAOS.

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What Others Are Saying About Taylor Lavati

"One for readers at the older end of the 'young adult' spectrum, The Thousand Year Curse is clearly the work of a gifted young writer. The plot and the basic premise have already been spelled out by other reviewers but what struck me most about the book was the deft and surprisingly mature touch of the author." Jay G

"I fell in love with Taylor's writing when I read the first book in her Curse Books. When I opened this book I wasn't positive what would be waiting on the other side for me, but I was certain it would be a reading adventure. Taylor didn't disappoint." Bestselling author Jesse Kimmel-Freeman