The Broken Curse, by Taylor Lavati, is an action packed ending to the A Curse Books trilogy. The novel picks up where the second one left off, with a hurt and confused Ryder training in order to break the curse placed upon her and trap Hades to the Underworld. The loss of some of her friends in the previous novel has made Ryder more emotionally distant, her main goal the oncoming war. Above all, Ryder must finally figure out who is her soul mate, the question that has hung over every reader’s head throughout the last two novels.
One of the strongest pieces of The Broken Curse comes with the new secondary characters that Lavati brings into the novel. Lavati reintroduces the reader to some old favorites from The Curse of Betrayal, as well as brings in some new faces. This trope of fighters makes for a strong cast of characters that the reader grows to care for, to root for.
It’s refreshing to see the story take a step back from Ryder’s relationship with both Ollie and Ari and focus on the battle against Hades. While the curse remains an important aspect of the novel, it doesn’t take the forefront. Instead, readers get to see the students and professors train and grow as a collective group against those in the Underworld.
It’s also refreshing to see Ryder come into her own. After everything that she’s gone through, she stands strong against both those who don’t quite believe in her, as well as those in the Underworld. While she still faces some doubts and confusion, she doesn’t allow those questions to stop her from doing what she has to do. She doesn’t let what anyone else might want her to do color her from doing what she must do, which is great to see in a young adult heroine. It’s also great to see her vast support system. Many young adult series isolate the heroine, but Lavati gives her main character a wealth of support to draw on.
All in all, The Broken Curse is a strong ending to Lavati’s trilogy. It leaves no questions unanswered and provides the reader with the closure he or she deserves. Lavati tells a great, entertaining story that will leave readers wanting more from her.
© Taylor Lavati 2017
What Readers Have to Say...
"An absolutely heart wrenching read that shows us that at times no matter how much we hope, darkness will find its way to win. "
-Blogger's From Down Under for A Reliant Love
"So this book is the ultimate love story. I like how two ordinary people who is so different and still so alike in so many ways can overcome everything together."
-Angelica Berglund for For The Love of Hockey
"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 for The Last Legacy
"I could not wait to start book two. If this book was as good as book one, then I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. It wasn't as good as book one...it was better. "
-Keely Retchloff for Finding Sam
"The powers, the love, the excitement, the drama kept me so enthralled. If you are looking for a GREAT series about true love and mythology, look no further... I wish I could rate 10 stars! Definitely recommend this whole series to all my book loving friends!"
-The Book Blog for A Curse Books Trilogy
"For the Love of Ash" by Taylor Lavati was a rare 5-star read for me. I honestly find many typical romances rather dull and predictable. This was not the case at all here; there was nothing average about the romance, overall storyline, and the long list of supporting characters."
-Summer's Book Blog for For The Love of Ash
"Wingless isn't what I would normally pick up and read, but thought I'd try it out and I am so glad I did. The characters and "worlds" she creates are done so well that you can actually picture them and feel like you are there right along with the characters."
-JLH for Wingless
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