Sunday, April 13, 2014

Untethered by Katie Hayoz

Untethered by Katie Hayoz
YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating: 4 Stars

Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she’s sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it –her family, her friends, and possibly her soul.

Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But everything is turned around when the boy Sylvie’s loved since fifth grade falls for Cassie. Devastated, Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible, even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of astral projection. She is positive her plans will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control.
Untethered explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. Finalist in Mslexia novel competition.

My Thoughts: Wow. I could not put this book down. I love this story. A girl passes out all the time and astral projects out of her body. But what happens when you accidently invade someone else’s body? The idea is amazing and I have never read anything like it.
            The characters are the only bad part of this whole book. Sylvie is probably the worst main character ever. She is self-centered and lets jealously control her. She is also very self-conscious and suffers from depression. Her whole life she is poked and prodded because of her astral projection and told she was hallucinating so it’s no surprise that she started to make stupid choices. The only relatable thing about Sylvie is the fact she is in “love” with a boy who barely sees her. Every girl has that happen to her sometime in her life. Only, Sylvie took it a step further and became the psycho best friend when he showed interest in Cassie.
            The reason this book is getting such high results is because I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character may have been unlikable at parts but the story itself was really good. The idea of it is amazing and the events that happen in the book really got me hooked. I found some grammatical errors that turned me off about this book but overall I enjoyed the book.

Cover: 5/5
Writing: 3/5
Characters: 4/5

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