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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.
TIED by Laney McMann
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Laney McMann, J. Taylor Publishing, and NetGalley.)
“No shadow remained. No one stood watching me. I had lost my mind”
First of all I would like to apologise to the author, because this review is not going to be pretty. Look away now.
Okay, first the characters – I didn’t like any of them. Layla was so naïve, and took so long to work things out that I felt like tearing my hair out. You don’t remember Max? Hmm, well it’s not so much of a stretch to think that maybe your memories have been tampered with? Seeing as everybody but you remembers Max? No? Okay, let’s wait until the 64% mark to catch on then, and we can all act really surprised! How dumb are you Layla?
Now, the storyline. Let’s see, we had faeries, gargoyles, ‘fire-born’ and all sorts of other paranormal creatures. We had a soul-mates thing going on, and a bit of a love-triangle, as well as a prophecy of sorts, and people being destined to kill other people. Unfortunately I just didn’t enjoy this story, I got bored pretty early on, and when certain people discovered that according to a prophecy they would end up killing each other, I just wanted them to get on with it.
I don’t want to say anything else about this book, because I’ve most likely been mean enough, but I have to say that I am very pleased to have finished this.
4 out of 10