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The Thousand Year Curse (A Curse Books Book 1) by [Lavati, Taylor]
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Being a teenager isn't all fun and games for seventeen year old Ryder. After being thrown down the social hierarchy, Ryder Mason has one goal for her senior year- survive.

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 her missing mother.

Ryder delves head first into a Godly world as her two knights fight to seek her approval, her best friend's loyalties are tested and people's true intentions are shown in the first Curse Books novel.

*Author Disclaimer* Book contains adult situations.
(For younger audiences skip chapter 16)

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491090863
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EHJM4YA
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By Nardia TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 March 2016
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Feeling unwanted her whole life due to her mum taking off, becoming the target at school for bullies, Ryder's only saving grace is her loving Dad and her best friend junior. Until 2 strangers make themselves fixtures in her life and things start changing dramatically! But is it for the best???

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is very different from what I've before and it was refreshing to say the least. To be picky there are some editing issues, but nothing major and I did struggle a bit at how easy paranormal occurrences were easily accepted.

I look forward to reading the next in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She does have her best friend Junior whom she has been friends with since ... 15 August 2016
By Nancy Allen (The Avid Reader) - Published on Amazon.com
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Ryder Mason is a seventeen year old high school student who doesn’t have many friends. She does have her best friend Junior whom she has been friends with since they were little kids. Ryder use to have more friends until the day her best friend Becca started bullying her calling her names and trying to start rumors about her by saying things that were not true. Ryder has no clue as to why she woke up one day and she no longer had a best friend. Ryder hated walking down the halls at school afraid she was going to run into Becca.

But then one day this new guy shows up at school and Ryder is amazed when he wants to hang out with her. Ryder and Ollie hit it off right away. Ryder falls fast and hard for Ollie. It is as if they are soul mates. They start to spend lots and lots of time together and when they are not together Ryder misses him very much. Junior and Ollie hit off as well and become good friends.

Then a few days late another new guy shows up at their school and starts showing up wherever Ryder may be. At first Ryder wants nothing to do with him but as time goes on Ryder starts to enjoy his company as well and she feels as if she has known him all her life. Of course Ollie is very jealous when he sees the two of them together. Junior doesn’t seem to like the idea of Ari and Ryder being together either. But little ‘ole Ryder is very confused as she likes both guys. What is a girl to do when she has two boyfriends? Which one will she choose?

While dealing with all the boyfriend issues Ryder learns that a curse was placed on her a long time ago and that it also involves Ollie and Ari as well. Hades put a curse on her and she is very tired of it and wants to go to visit him to ask him to remove the curse. But Ollie tells her no she cannot go visit Hades it is too dangerous. But after talking to Ari and asking him to take her he agrees. Ari can never tell her no. When Ollie finds out he is very upset with Ryder and she thinks she has lost her Ollie.

Ryder finds out that her mother is a Goddess and she is also hoping that visiting with Hades; he will then tell her who her mother is. Her mother left her and her Dad a long time ago. Ryder is hoping that her mother may be able to help her with the curse in some way among other things that she would like to talk with her about.

It is kind of amusing to watch her with the guys both of them want nothing more than to please her and make her happy. They both want to keep her safe but they both have a difference of an opinion as to what keeps her safe. You know it’s like Ollie is the kind of guy that wants to keep everything on the low side, calm so to speak and Ari is wants to step things up a bit and fly with the wind. Ari seems like the kind of person that likes to take risk but not Ollie.

This has been one amazing ride that Ryder, Junior, Ollie and Ari have taken me on and I have enjoyed ever last minute of it. I love the change that Ryder is making in her life finally standing up for herself and putting some of her fears behind her or maybe she has just gotten fed up with everything.

I can’t wait to get started on the next book in the series The Curse of Betrayal to see what adventures Ryder, Ollie, Ari and Junior take us on. When I first started reading The Thousand Year Curse I was leaning toward Team Ollie and now after finishing is I am not sure if I am Team Ollie or Team Ari. I am with Ryde how do I choose? But seriously if you have not read The Thousand Year Curse then I would like to recommend that you do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love, Curse and greek Gods 23 November 2015
By Angelica Berglund - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed this book and the story that is very well written and is in some case uniqueue, or at least I havent read book with some of the elements of it. I dont want to give any spoilers so Im not gonna say 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 a little bit on me but most of the time I get so annoyed and she I really hates the way she acts. I screamed at my phone while reading it because I really felt she was stupid.

The main story itself isnt unique and I have read tones of similar stories. A love story about a girl and 2 guys and she dont know who to choose. Sounds familiar? just like that I can name at least 2 huge books that has become movies or TV shows. Parts of it felt like it was a bit of copy cat from other work like The Twilight Saga and Vampire Diaries. Even if it is inspired from that, I dont know, but its is still delievered in a good way and in a way that makes it different from above mentioned books/moviestv shows...

The language is good but I have read better from this author, and I know this is her first published novel and for being that, its good job but I do want more from it. This book is for young adults and I think it is very noticable but still there is no problem reading it as an adult. I am an adult reading and enjoying the book.

It is very hard to put down the book when you have started reading it and that is a good thing. I like books that has a natural good flow in them. The length of the book is perfect and I wouldnt add anything to this, the first book in the seriest or even take anything away from it.

I can recommend the book. It is very nice and the story is good. I cant give the book 5 stars because I feel there is something missing in it, and it is to similar to other work. But still a very readable and enjoyable book that I really can recommend to other, both adults and young adults.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 30 November 2014
By VALERIE B - Published on Amazon.com
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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 interesting when she learns about the curse and who she really is, the daughter of a god. Throw in a trip to the underworld and two guys fighting over her. Now she's going to a new school to learn and control her powers. Finding her mom and breaking the curse is her ultimate goal.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!! 5 July 2016
By Shirin Rasheed - Published on Amazon.com
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The Thousand Year Curse was as always fantastic read. Taylor Lavati never disappoints with her writing. I Love reading her books.

5 STARS from me to this amazingly written book and flawless writing of the author.
4.0 out of 5 stars The main thing I loved about this book was the fact it had Greek ... 20 August 2016
By Zara Lethallan - Published on Amazon.com
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The main thing I loved about this book was the fact it had Greek mythology mixed in. In fact, it involved a particular story I read and studied while I was in school.

Once again Taylor Lavati has impressed me with the amount of emotions she writes in her books. I am torn between Ari and Ollie as they both seem like men I would want to date.

If you like Greek mythology and romance - this series is for you.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.