TIED by Laney McMann
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: YA fantasy
Book Description: Normal people don't believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.
Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.
Or is that all in her head?
Layla doesn't know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.
No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?
The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first.
In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.
Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?
The answer may never be far enough ... away.
My thoughts: This was an interesting book. It starts out with a mystery theme. Layla is undergoing changes and having nightmares that all haunt her. Her family and friends are keeping secrets and hiding the truth. She tries to get answers, but all stop at her mother.
She had a childhood friend named Max. He left and everyone told her that he never existed, he was a figment of her imagination. She believed them until he walked into the door of a store she was at. She instantly recognized him and the door was opened that her mother had shut when she was a child.
Max and Layla are twin souls. Their fates and futures are tied. They cannot be whole without the other. I don't want to say too much more about the plot of the story, it would give away the mystery that shrouds the beginning.
I was interested in the story, at times I felt like I couldn't grasp what just happened in a scene. I'm not sure if it was reader error, or if there were a few gaps in the story. I found myself skimming some sections. I participated in a blog tour a few days ago. There is a giveaway with the tour. Here is the link if you would like to enter. http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-tour-tied-by-laney-mcmann-giveaway.html
This book contains violence, kissing, and mild swearing.
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