Thursday, August 1, 2013

#EarlyReview : Tied by Laney McMann #YAlit #PNR #UF

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Release Date: September 9, 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.

Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?

The answer may never be far enough ... away. 


My Review:

I'll premise this review by stating that I'm not a huge YA / fae fan. This book, though, was pretty good. It's the story of a young woman who believes is losing her mind. Visions and dreams haunt her, convincing her she's insane. The depth of depressing of her plight actually drug on my own emotiols at times, placing me under a cloud even though I sat by a sun-glinting lake while reading.

If an author is able to influence a readers emotions in such a way, they're doing their job!

The lies and mystery surrounding Layla are what kept me turning the pages, and when truth and betrayal are revealed in the end, everything falls into place. While not exactly a satisfying ending, we're definitely ready to go to war, ready to fight with Layla to make things right.

I'm a sucker for having my senses fulfilled while reading, and in this area Tied lacked for me. I want to live the story with the MC - see the 'movie' in motion within my mind. I want to taste what she does, feel what she does. The emotion was there without doubt, but I had problems envisioning and experiencing the surroundings of her world.

If you're a YA and fae fan this is a must read. I'll definitely be waiting for book #2!!

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