The Thousand Year Curse

The Thousand Year Curse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491090862
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2013
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

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 Young Adult and New Adult romances with ranging genres from fantasy, A Curse Books trilogy, to dark romance, A Reliant Love, and everything in between. She works as a pre-school teacher and spends her free time playing video games.

Romance with a bit of CHAOS.

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"Taylor Lavati has proven to be a wonderful writer & has made her way onto my list of favorite authors pretty quickly." Amy B

"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. ...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 {A Reliant Love} 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

"I absolutely loved this story {For The Love of Ash} and how beautifully it was written and flowed together. I have reread it 4 times now!" Taylor K

"I never thought I would read a "zombie book", much less love one. The Last Legacy really surprised me. Even with the whole people-eating-people thing, it was a fantastic book." Melannie S

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The Thousand Year Curse 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
A nice little book to sink into for the evening. It will capture right from the start! The plot and characters are well balanced and easy to follow. Easy to keep up and not confusion. A great read if you haven't yet! *Received for an honest review*
RayBear More than 1 year ago
Ryder has to overcome more than her real name Eurydice when she is tossed into the dog house of high school and tormented almost every day by her previous best friend. She feels alone and vulnerable and just wants to make herself disappear, but within the very first month of school the new boy makes her his object of affection. Not too soon after, a second new transfer student gets the hots for her and she gets stuck in a love triangle of mythic proportions. Integrating mythology into a romance story is a great idea, and Lavati starts out integrating the story of love and curse well into her present day character Ryder. Lavati gives the deepest of reasons for Olli and Ari (the two love interests) to be obsessed with Ryder, which gives the book more intrigue and more grounding. Then Lavati goes paranormal. The story gets more myth and less reality all the while keeping the love triangle going strong. It is a story of highs and lows in each of Ryder’s relationship and Lavati keeps the reader wondering who this girl will end up with and who is best for her in the end, both according to the curse and according to how each of the boys’ feel about her. I was entranced by Lavati’s beginning. She hooked me in with the story and the underdog character of Ryder who definitely has some great things coming for her. I was disappointed when Lavati abandoned the underdog altogether to give Ryder some unnecessary superpowers while she is learning to fend for herself in the ultimate battle of her soul. I didn’t think it was necessary for Ryder to have these great powers, but perhaps they will come into more play further in the series. I also thought the love triangle started to become too stereotypical, like that in Twilight, but I’m very glad the guys had a real reason behind their instant attraction. One plot comment I would make is that the adult situations contained in chapter sixteen weren’t necessary for the story line and could have been left out. Overall the author does quite well at involving a myth as a motivation and interweaving the past and present to make an epic of higher than normal proportions with greater consequences and greater possibilities. If romance, especially love triangles, and deepening paranormal leaps is your thing, then this could be the book for you. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys the steamy love triangle of Twighlight or integrating myths into a novel.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!!!  Mythology, Love Triangles, and a mystery about mom!! **Author gifted a copy to me for an honest review The original cover was definitely intriguing, but there isn’t much significance to it.  The new cover has a stunning blue eye, and you all know I have a thing for eyes ;) The story of the curse is an interesting story; however this is the first book in the series and has a lot of information about the world and characters.  It has some very slow parts that tend to happen with the first book in a series.  I also wished there was more action happening throughout, but that’s just my style :) Ryder is attracted to both Ollie & Ari, and they have a very long history that she is learning bits and pieces of as she goes.  I really feel bad for Ryder because she is bullied and picked on at high school relentlessly.  I would never stand for things like this happening in my classroom, but the teachers never seem to notice.   The mythology mixed into this book is a unique perspective and mixes in a love triangle to boot.  I see indecisive dating all the time working in the high school.  They don’t know themselves well enough to know who they like best.  Lots of great high school lessons for kids built in.  There is one sex scene, so I’m not sure what the cutoff would be for YA reading, but just wanted you to be aware. I think we are going to see great things happen in this series in the next book.  I already have a student who is interested in reading my book next.  I can’t wait to see where it goes next; I’m hoping for more action. I recommend this story to the older end of YA readers who love mythology and high school drama and dating drama.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
*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 witout a doubt use an editing overhaul. However, despite the amount of errors I noticed within the work, the story itself is amazing. I love the topic of Greek Mthology and when you have two hot gods taking precidence in a story, I'll definitely read it! The contrasting differences between Ollie and Ari don't just stop at their looks, it goes further to include that even personality wise, the two are polar opposites in everything. Ryder is pretty much your typical outcast girl. Emotional, broken, petrified, and despite having her best friend Junior, she's pretty much alone. Junior I found to be quite an amusing character. I'd like to see more of him in upcoming books in the series. Even with all the errors, I found the story engaging, and was absolutely drawn into the world Taylor built for Ryder. The sex scene, there's only one, isn't as steamy as some will like, but it's an emotional scene and one I found myself smiling through. The reader will definitely feel the electricity flowing between Ryder and her boys and will have a hard time figuring out who to root for. I think anyone that enjoys Greek Mythology, Romance, and stories about people discovering their true worth, will enjoy this book. I know I did and I look forward to getting to read The Curse of Betrayal, the second book in this series. While I want to give this book a 5, there are just too many errors to overlook. If the author gets them corrected I will adjust my rating. For now though... I give this book 4 of 5 paws