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Book Tour Review: When Fully Fused by Shari J. Ryan

25 Jul

22449923Title: When Fully Fused

Author: Shari J. Ryan

Description:

In the third and final book of the Schasm Series, author Shari Ryan takes you on a final journey of the mind. Chloe and Alex together again maintain their composure and romance as they raise their four-year-old son, Sammy. But fairytales are merely stories they read in the nursery at night, for lurking behind each thought is a world out of control like the chaos of a car crash. As life likes to do, everything Chloe firmly believes in twists in the opposite direction. With three paths to choose from she can only choose Left. Right. Or Start Again. All the questions have answers, and the forces of good and evil wage an epic battle solely within the mind, leaving behind the constraints of reality. From time travel to drifts, When Fully Fused is a thrilling ride from start to finish, literally.

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I fell in love with this series when I read the first book, Schasm. When Fully Fused is my favorite of the 3 books, probably because everything finally comes together, everything makes sense to both Chloe and the reader. Also, Shari J. Ryan has really grown as a writer.

The main characters, Chloe and Alex, are the perfect couple whether they’re best friends, partners, or parents. Poor Chloe is often confused about what is happening around her but she always, eventually, figures things out. Alex and their son, Sammy, are both supportive and help Chloe through her rough times.

No spoilers, but I don’t think there could have been a better ending. I definitely recommend When Fully Fused but I also recommend reading the first 2 books, Schasm and Fissure Free, to enjoy this book to its fullest.

Available at : Barnes and Noble and Amazon 

 

About the Author:

10-15-2013 3-24-03 PMShari J. Ryan has always dreamt of becoming an author and finally decided it was time to pursue her lifelong aspiration by writing her debut young adult novel, Schasm. She has long nurtured a passion for art, reading, and writing, and those hobbies have become a mental escape from her busy life. In the past year, she has put her heart and soul into the creation of her novel, which has taught her that it is never too late and nothing is too hard. The author graduated with a bachelors of science degree from Johnson & Wales University and has written hundreds of articles for various online publications. She is married with two sons.

Website: http://sharijryan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Shari-J-Ryan/156991931175218

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharijryan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ShariRyan

 

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Book Re-Review: schasm by Shari J. Ryan

2 May

10-15-2013 3-15-24 PMTitle: schasm

Author: Shari J. Ryan

Description:

When reality utterly fails you, there is always the comfort of the land of dreams. Chloe Valcourt, a tormented nineteen-year-old young woman, has for twelve years hovered between a daily life dominated by an abusive mother and an imagined alternate world that exists only in her mind’s eye. Can she keep track of which is real—and whether or not she is real, too? Schasm is the mind-bending young adult romance by Shari J. Ryan that mines the heart of darkness, where one young woman seeks light in her own shimmering daydreams. 

A psychological condition has captured the body, mind, and soul of Chloe, and thrust her into the hands of probing doctors at the continued mercy of her tyrannical mother.  As she struggles to break free of the grim life into which she was born, she continues to suffer the daily assaults from her mother and the dispiriting weakness of her dejected father. When Chloe unexpectedly finds herself drawn into a new, warm life abundant in love and romance with a kindhearted man named Alex, the escape at last gives her a happiness that she’s never been allowed to feel. However, when hidden truths reveal a life that she cannot remember, Chloe finds herself lost between what is real and what isn’t. 

Blending extreme daydreaming, alternating realities, and multiple personalities, Schasm is a gripping tale that treads the thin line between a harrowing reality and the captivating terrain of an imagined world. As Chloe plays too close to the edge of insanity, her multiple realities clash, leaving her to question everything, including her own existence. Anyone who relishes a flight of fancy with richly drawn characters and surprising twists of plot will be immersed in the strange new world of Schasm, where nothing is at it seems.

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

At the author’s request, I reread the “new and improved” version of this book. I liked it the first time I read it so I didn’t mind reading it again. I liked this edited version even better. It’s still the same story but it was easier to follow.

The idea for this story is original and although I was confused at times the first time I read it, I was only confused once this time near the end when I couldn’t figure out where Chloe was. I even reread the chapter and I couldn’t figure it out.

I definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to read the sequel!

 

About the Author:

10-15-2013 3-24-03 PMShari J. Ryan has always dreamt of becoming an author and finally decided it was time to pursue her lifelong aspiration by writing her debut young adult novel, Schasm. She has long nurtured a passion for art, reading, and writing, and those hobbies have become a mental escape from her busy life. In the past year, she has put her heart and soul into the creation of her novel, which has taught her that it is never too late and nothing is too hard. The author graduated with a bachelors of science degree from Johnson & Wales University and has written hundreds of articles for various online publications. She is married with two sons.

Website: http://sharijryan.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Shari-J-Ryan/156991931175218

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharijryan

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ShariRyan

Website: http://www.schasm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schasmnovel

Twitter: https://twitter.com/schasm_novel

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Book Tour Review and Giveaway: schasm by Shari J. Ryan

20 Oct

10-15-2013 3-16-01 PMTour Schedule

10-15-2013 3-15-24 PMTitle: schasm

Author: Shari J. Ryan

Description:

When reality utterly fails you, there is always the comfort of the land of dreams. Chloe Valcourt, a tormented nineteen-year-old young woman, has for twelve years hovered between a daily life dominated by an abusive mother and an imagined alternate world that exists only in her mind’s eye. Can she keep track of which is real—and whether or not she is real, too? Schasm is the mind-bending young adult romance by Shari J. Ryan that mines the heart of darkness, where one young woman seeks light in her own shimmering daydreams. 

A psychological condition has captured the body, mind, and soul of Chloe, and thrust her into the hands of probing doctors at the continued mercy of her tyrannical mother.  As she struggles to break free of the grim life into which she was born, she continues to suffer the daily assaults from her mother and the dispiriting weakness of her dejected father. When Chloe unexpectedly finds herself drawn into a new, warm life abundant in love and romance with a kindhearted man named Alex, the escape at last gives her a happiness that she’s never been allowed to feel. However, when hidden truths reveal a life that she cannot remember, Chloe finds herself lost between what is real and what isn’t. 

Blending extreme daydreaming, alternating realities, and multiple personalities, Schasm is a gripping tale that treads the thin line between a harrowing reality and the captivating terrain of an imagined world. As Chloe plays too close to the edge of insanity, her multiple realities clash, leaving her to question everything, including her own existence. Anyone who relishes a flight of fancy with richly drawn characters and surprising twists of plot will be immersed in the strange new world of Schasm, where nothing is at it seems.

Review:

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Schasm has an original premise and has a lot of twists and turns. It keeps your interest for the most part, although I thought it was a little too detailed when Chloe was in the Catacombs. 

I found Chloe’s “gift” intriguing. Things got a little weird toward the end and there was no guessing what was going to happen next. In fact, I’m not quite sure what ended up being real and what was all in Chloe’s mind, but I’m guessing that Shari Ryan meant it to be that way. The ending was a surprise but appropriate.

I recommend Schasm, especially if you like books that are a little different from run-of-the-mill. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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