My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!!!
**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.