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Review: Tied by Laney McMann

perf5.250x8.000.inddTied by Laney McMann

Published September 9th 2013

“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.”

I really like the cover of Tired and that’s what had me interested in the book right away. The synopsis sounded pretty good but the reviews were kind of mixed so I went into this book with a completely open mind. And I have mixed feelings about it.

There were somethings like a really enjoyed about this book like the paranormal fantasy aspect of the story. It was pretty well written and the characters weren’t super annoying.

However, I don’t like mystery and suspense that leaves me feeling confused so it was a struggle to get into the story. Right away, there’s a lot of suspense and mystery and while I know a lot of people like that in a story, I’m not a big fan of it.

It did take a long time before the main character and reader knew what was happening with all strange things that was happening to the main character. I’m also not a big fan of the in books. But again, I know some people like this.

Not a lot happens in the first half of this book so I was almost speed reading to get to the main point of this book.

Tied has a very “classic” YA vibe to it. It’s not extremely original and it has the typical romance that’s  common in YA.

Overall, this book just wasn’t for me. It had a lot of things that I personally don’t like in books and it wasn’t quite original enough to completely keep my attention. But you like classic YA, a lot of suspense and mystery from page one, than Tied is probably a book you’d like.





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