Monday’s Review of Untethered By Author Katie Hayoz



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






About this author

Katie grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where she acquired an irreversible nasal twang and an addiction for books with a slightly dark edge. She now lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, two daughters, and a very fuzzy cat. She has been an avid reader of YA fiction for years. While she has a penchant for the paranormal, she devours a range of books — along with popcorn and black licorice. She consumes all three in large quantities. Luckily, the books don’t stay on her hips.

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Review of Untethered

Rating: 5 stars


This book wasn’t what I expected, the darkness in the story was very well written ,and it allowed us to see inside of the  mind of someone, who walks on a tight rope between right and wrong, but  when Sylvie bends the truth in her own head to make it sound reasonable she steps into the dark side and the consequences are deadly.


Sylvie- I think everyone at some point in their lives can relate to her. She’s a complex character one who never sees the good things only the bad, her view on herself and she paints it up – distorting the truth. Her life is no bed of roses and her gift makes her feel different in the worst way possible. But no-one’s life is perfect except Cassie her best friend – that’s how Sylvie sees it anyway, and when Kevin the guy she has loved since fifth grade takes an interest in Cassie, Sylvie’s hate, anger and jealousy push her to limits that no-one should venture to. On top of all that her parents are going through a divorce and Sylvie is bullied at school by Tori. She soon loses everything around her and we watch her step over to the dark side.


While reading this book it truly was food for thought. In life we sometimes never appreciate what’s in front of us always wanting to have what someone else has, or to be someone else. It’s not until you lose something in life that you see it’s true value, but for most of us at that stage it’s too late. So I feel the moral of the story is this:


Appreciate your life as no-matter what darkness is in it, remember there is also light – one can not exist without the other.


A smile would mean nothing until you have experienced a tear.

And most importantly don’t judge people y their appearance it’s wrong and more than likely your wrong about them.



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