By Laney McMann
Series: Fire Born #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
I received this book, from the author/publisher, in exchange for an honest review
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.
Laney McMann’s Website
What to say about this one. Well I guess I’ll start by saying that I had mixed emotions throughout the story. I liked most of the characters, the variety of paranormal ‘creatures’, and the enjoyable and unique plot. The part that I didn’t enjoy was the fact that one of the main characters was annoyingly weak. I know that not every character in every book needs to be strong in order to have a good story BUT at the same time I would much rather read about someone who at least has a little inner strength. The character in Tied has an inkling of strength but for most of the book this person is w e a k and it really irritated me! I can only tolerate so much fainting and woe is me before I just throw my hands in the air and say WTF. If you can overlook the weakness then definitely check this one out because that was the main reason for the slightly lower rating.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5