This is part two of a series young author, Taylor, is writing. TTYC, first in the series, was a great break through starting novel for this author. It was well written, well thought out and well presented. I was excited when she reached out to me and asked if I wanted to read part 2, "The Curse of Betrayal." I am glad she did. I love forging and creating a working relationship with authors or publishers. :)
Book two follows Ryder/Eury into her Demi God training academy. She finds herself in a new group of friends who help her adjust to the newness of her demi god powers and life. She is still stuck between Ollie and Ari, two lovers from many previous lives that have fought for her affections. Eury has an adviser at the academy who is helping her untangle the mess of a curse. Together they are hoping to find a way to reverse the curse.
Eury's curse ends up hitting them head on, right at the heart of the school. Action packed attacks from the underworld causes Eury's friends to band together. Ollie and Ari, both together, fighting to save Eury. Betrayal hits hard, harder than the curse, causing Eury to finally decide who her soul mate is. Broken hearted, and not totally married to the chosen one, she now has to continue her fight against the curse... and Hades. Top it all of with a nice twist of saving the mother she's never known.
Personally, I liked the book as written material. However, the subject matter ventured a little too off of the curse itself for me. It made its way into the Olive Oyl tug o' war between Popeye and Bluto. It focused too much on the young adult romanticism that is very prevalent in current YA genre' books.
I do not want this to take away from the amazing talent this author has. She's a fantastic writer. And, even though part two was filled with more romance than action, I still want to read part three. Taylor left off at such a vital, imperative part in the book, I can't help but remain eager for part 3. That right there should tell you how well written this is. I am just not a huge fan of overdone YA/Romance novels.
© 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
For The Love of Hockey | January 2016
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