"Laugh-out-loud jokes, suspense, drama and excitement" Untethered by @katiehayoz 

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Written by Katie Hayoz

Genre: YA Paranormal

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A young adult novel about jealousy, obsession, and astral projection.

Sixteen-year-old 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.

Junior year is off to a less than stellar start for Sylvie: Her parents are splitting up, her little brother is sitting at her lunch table, and she’s the target of the school bully. Plus, she accidentally astral projects, slipping out of her body again and again at all the worst times. Sylvie is cast as the class freak and a medical misfit. She wishes she were somewhere else. Someone else. But it's only when her best friend catches the attention of the boy Sylvie's loved in secret since the fifth grade that Sylvie makes up her mind to do something drastic.

Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible -- even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the insidious side of the paranormal. After years of trying to ignore her ability to astral project, Sylvie finally decides to embrace it. But she also decides to embrace the shadows that accompany her on her out-of-body experiences. Opening herself up to the shadows and their evil, Sylvie comes up with a dark plan. She is positive her scheme will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control.

Untethered by Katie Hayoz explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. It is a touching, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking novel that speaks to the self-doubt lurking in us all.

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Fans are saying

As always when reading an author new to me, I hope to be entertained. What I got was an exceptional story, exceptionally well written, with strong characters and a new twist to the old saying "be careful what you wish for."

This is a great story for adults or teens - it makes you think, review you personal values and your relationships and most of all reminds the reader that the most important things in life are often right in front of us...so pay attention.

I look forward to reading more from Katie Hayoz. Well done Ms. Hayoz, well done!

I really enjoyed each of the characters introduced in this story. Every character is totally different, but also completely believable and relatable. I think anyone could find at least one person to relate to, and would be able to easily identify with this story.

The author was able to make each person seem so real, make it so easy to see the situation from each person's point-of-view, and understand where they were each coming from. The way each character grows and changes, and the things they learn, are truly wonderful, and the heart of a great story.

One thing I absolutely loved is the way this book is written! It's one of my favorite writing styles, and in this book, it was done perfectly. It flowed smooth and natural, and made for a quick, wonderful read. The author easily managed to pull me in and make me feel for each character, and become instantly connected to the situation.

I love the overall story that takes place throughout this book, and the challenges that come up for each character. The unexpected turns, situations, and encounters between all the characters are perfect and natural. Filled with laugh-out-loud jokes, suspense, drama and excitement, this is a wonderful book for any YA fan.

— k&r.w 

Author Bio

Katie Hayoz

Katie Hayoz was born in Racine, WI, the youngest of six kids. Originally, she wanted to become pope (for the awesome hat and fancy robes), but quickly realized reading was her true religion. Writing was always a hobby and she only decided to try her hand at it seriously when she ended up in Geneva, Switzerland. Now she's constantly at her laptop in the small apartment she shares with her husband, two daughters, and a very fuzzy cat. She devours YA novels like she does popcorn and black licorice: quickly and in large quantities.