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The Thousand Year Curse
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 ...more
This is a fun read. Im not that familiar with mythology, and I loved learning about some stories I vaguely recalled from school. And seeing it all through Ryders eyes added to the ...more
We are brought up being told tales of love and triumph
I was brought up being told that there is always a happily ever after, but what if there isnt?
this curse is my fault
Being a teenager is tough and 17 year old Ryder faces all kinds of challenges, including bullying and (slightly more unusually) being a cursed half-Goddess. After the first month of senior year she faces dilemmas such as having two ...more
Ryder aka Eurydice just wants to live a normal life and go to high school and be accepted by those around her. Little did she know she was a reincarnation of the real Eurydice from Greek mythology and is in a hot and steamy love triangle with Ollie and Ari (also from Greek mythology). Now she wants to try and break the thousand year old curse from hades so the past doesn't keep haunting her.
The high school setting is spot on and I found the class schedule to be interesting. We didn't ...more
Such an amazing book I loved every minute of it from start to end it keeps you on the edge of your seat. I could not stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Such a wonderful story can't wait to find out what happens next :)
When I first found out about this book, I was very interested. I couldn't wait to read it! Luckily, it totally delivered.
Ryder is a 17 year old high school student who isn't very popular. Her ex-best friend makes her life a living hell at school. When Ollie arrives, he takes an immediate interest. Ryder is thrilled and feels as if Ollie is her soul mate. Not much later, Ari ...more
High school tends to be a challenge at times but to one 17-year-old girl named Ryder each day is nightmare waiting to happen. With no one to protect her at times she is the subject of ridicule of a girl named Becca and her minions. At times all Ryder wants to do is runaway or hide. Surviving her senior year might be her goal but that is just the tip of what some might say the iceberg when you hear the rest.
Sometimes things happen for a reason and the people ...more
Dani's rating: 4 stars
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Before I say anything about my opinion of this novel, I would like to make a few points. 1) This is a SELF-PUBLISHED novel. 2) This is a DEBUT novel. 3) The author is very, very young to be publishing a book. 4) She wrote this novel for the NaNoWriMo writing contest! For those of you who don't know what it is, it is a challenge to write a full-length ...more
I am so glad she did. This is a ...more
This is the first book of the series. We meet a girl named Ryder. She is an outsider who has big anxiety issues. She also has a best friend named Junior who is a great character. She goes through high school trying to be unnoticed and staying under the radar from the local bullies. Weird things began happening such as super strength. She finds out that she is a cursed half goddess. She is now stuck in a never ending bizarre love triangle.
I loved ...more
Starting out I was greatly confused because the main character, Ryder/Eurydice falls hard for one of the main guys, Ollie Orpheus. I mean, that just tripped me up because the the curse isn't introduced much later which explains why she was so draw to him & fell so hard so fast. I have to say, at the beginning of the book I was not a fan of Ryder because she was pretty ...more
PS. When are those coming out?!
I felt bad for Ryder in the beginning of the book but towards the end I can see how she's changing. I think it will be a long journey for her to be a likable, bubbly girl but in the end, I hope I like her. I ...more
Ryder is a quite,shy girl who is being bullied by her ex best friend and she don't know why. She's also having freaky things happen to her. Weird dream blackout spells. She easy breaks things when she touch them. She notice a new guy in school she's seen in her dreams. Then another guy just comes and force a friendship with her. Now this is where I start to have a Twilight flashback. She sleeps with Ollie and the next day she's having feelings for Ari. But it starts to get more ...more
The Thousand Year Curse is a fast-paced novel that carries readers on a whirlwind ride. ...more
This is the very first time I have read anything that Ms. Lavati has written. With that being said, I am so looking forward to reading more of her books. I found this book so filled with excitement and never knew what to expect next. She made the reading so exciting and thrilling.
Ms. Lavati ...more
*I received this book from the Author in exchange for an Honest Review*
This book follows "Ryder" Mason. A girl who's not as normal as she thinks, with a best friend just as much an outcast as she is, and the two hottest new guys at school (Ollie and Ari) wanting to date her.
I will begin by saying that this book has a lot of editing errors in it. There were several times I had to go back and reread to make sure I'd read correctly and then let my brain replace what needed to fixed. This book can
Integrating mythology into a romance ...more
I adore Greek mythology based books. When the author asked if I would like a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review, I totally jumped at the chance after reading the synopsis.
Ryder Mason is about to enter her senior year. For reasons unknown to her, her best friend has turned into her enemy and is a total schmuck hellbent on making Ryder's life miserable. And Becca does a damn fine job at being a malicious tart. Enter the new kids, Ollie & Ari, both ...more
The characters are very well created and feels real. The main character is Ryder and I must confess I dont like her, she is a 17 year old spoild girl and one day things gets taken away from her and instead of growing up, she starts moaning and blaming the world. But sure she grows ...more
Whereas other writers might have been swift and heavy-handed with their hints that all is not as it seems with Ryder's life and background, Taylor Lavati builds the interest by keeping a tight focus ...more
Ryder is a kind of loner, with one best friend, and an ex best friend who is now a vicious bully. She lives alone with her dad ...more
~~~~~~~~~~Lillian's ★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~
Do you believe in immortal gods? If so read this series. Ryder is just trying to get through school without been bullied. She was keeping her head down until she met Ollie, he made things worse.
Ollie has been waiting to find Ryder again he has waited so long for her. She likes spending time with Ollie and Junior her best friend as they both make her feel safe.
There is a new boy at school and Ryder gets the job of showing him around, she ...more
Ryder's school year was going awful. She was picked on mercilessly by the girl that used to be her best friend. She had panic attacks all of the time. The only thing that could calm her down was her best friend Junior. He was always there for her and shunned the rest of the school to he her rock.
Ryder began having very vivid dreams about the ...more
I really enjoyed this book, I am a lover of all things paranormal and this book totally lived up to my expectations as a great one. It just really, totally, completely captured my attention and kept me reading, turning the pages, needing to know what was coming next. I really loved all of the components of the mythology which have always intrigued me. I really felt that I got to know Ryder and found myself going along with her on her adventures, both with her normal ...more