I recently read a book that involved Greek Mythology, and the Underworld etc. so when I read the synopsis I was worried that I would find this book similar and struggle with it – but I was so wrong! The Greek Mythology connections were the only similarities between the two books, and I found myself flipping so quickly through the pages of this one I enjoyed it so much,
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 after her mother abandoned her and lives a pretty quiet life. Until Ollie and Ari start at the school.
I really enjoyed the relationship Ryder and Ollie had, and I get the Ari was the bad boy, and lets face it, ladies can’t resist a bad boy! But the reason I knocked a star off my review was because of the way Ryder accused Ollie of being too controlling – it didn’t really come across that way to me. More could have been done to make him look more controlling, he came across as just a concerned boyfriend to me, and given the history I couldn’t blame him. The fact Ryder actually has the soul of Eurydice and Ollie and Ari are the sons of Greek gods who fell in love with the original Eurydice who then had a curse put on her, I can understand the concern!
I also found that Ryder didn’t seem to put up as much of a struggle when it came to fighting her feelings as she tried to make out she did. I liked the fact that she was a strong, feisty character and this was a real flaw for me and it was a slight let down.
Other than that the rest of the story was pretty good, and I really enjoyed their journey into the Underworld, I could have read a few more chapters of that, it was pretty good.
I was going to suggest this book to my daughter and her friends, until I got to a sex scene! For a book that I would have classed as a YA until then, I was quite shocked at just how steamy it was! I would now hold off on my daughter reading this book until she is about 16!
I also just read that the author is only 22 and this is her first, and self published, book, and I think she has done a great job and I look forward to reading the next instalment!
© 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. "
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"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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