Tied by Laney McMann

Rating – 4 out of 5 stars

Release date: 1st Sept 2013

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Source: Netgalley


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.


First of all I would like to say that this book was just one massive tease. Let me explain so you can understand what I mean. You know when you ordinarily are reading a story you some how have an idea about what is going on but in this case you are just as clueless as the main character. But as aggravating as it is, it is pure genius. If you are like me I was racing through the book to find out the story and understand why Layla is just so important. Who is Max, is he real? Will someone just tell Layla the truth please?

Apart from that as the story begins to unfold, there is just way too much to understand and absorb. I mean legends, otherworld’s, underworld’s, fire born, tied you name it, it’s in the book.

The story is about Layla, when she sleeps she dreams and in her dreams she is with Max. But are her dreams real? Or is she completely losing her mind. She is your regular teenager in high school loves to dance has issues with bullies, a best friend I don’t trust and a boyfriend who is completely clueless.

One day when she decided to help Devon where he works Max walks into the shop and what happens next is a roller coaster of events. Layla and Max must fight a lot of enemies who do not want them to be together.

I don’t want to say too much so I don’t give any spoilers. It’s a great story once you wrap your head around it and it completely draws in that you cant help but keep reading. The author spent a lot of time in character development so honestly I somehow feel Max and Layla are friends of mine now. But I am still waiting for the main clincher and in my opinion the book ended so abruptly with a massive cliffhanger I got upset. Now I have to go get book two in a hurry to find out what happens next. I have read quite a bit of YA but this one is in a league of its own.


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