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This was one amazingly aggravating and weird book. I mean that in the best way. It focuses on a girl named Chloe whose mother and almost everyone else she encounters treats her like a headcase because she does something called drifting. Now, as one of the characters in the book states, it is kind of like daydreaming, only more real. For example, she drifts off to Paris quite a few times and can smell buttery croissants and taste creamy hot chocolate. It is completely real to her, yet she knows it is all part of her own imagination.
But here's the kicker...is it really?
Something secret and unknown to her is going on in her reality. People know more about her condition than they are letting on. Her mother, who is openly raging about having to take care of her daughter and basically has a split personality as far as I can tell, knows more about what Chloe is going through than she is willing to admit. And what's more is they are trying to make her forget how to drift. There is an ulterior motive somewhere. They are trying to make her "normal", when in actuality she knows something subconsciously that they are trying to make her forget. Something sinister is going on...something so much bigger than Chloe herself. Chloe doesn't know who to trust... I don't know who to trust... I just...I'm not...AH!! So many feels!
This story involves a love that spans realities, a terrifying and drug-induced stay at an insane asylum...mental institution...Potato Potahto. There are so many amazing and vivid scenes in this that I cannot even begin to list them. I desperately want to know what is going to happen next. And the ending...I have never wanted to throw a book, or in my case laptop, against a wall more. In a non-violent, I really liked this book way. *smiley-face*
This story is haunting and beautiful at the same time. I am just overwhelmed by how truly phenomenal this read was. I am mentally exhausted by all the emotions this story put me through, and I just absolutely love that feeling. I related to Chloe so much and just desperately want her to have a happy ending. I have to know that in spite of all she has been through she will at least get that. I have to know the truth. I have to know how this will end. I just have to keep reading this series, because if I don't, I might just explode from frustration. I HAVE to finish this. There is no doubt about it. My jaw is dropped, because this is just so indescribably wonderful and twisted and truly a masterpiece of its own design.
Shari Ryan is a Genius! Brilliantly written. I loved every single letter, word, and page created by this fabulous authoress. A <i> DEFINITE </i> favorite read of 2013.
MC, Chloe has a wild out-of-the box imagination, or so the author would like you to think. See she has these “Realistic Dreams”. I say this because, well to put it in simplistic terms, Chloe is drawn to Alex, which many believe he is imaginary, completely in her messed up mind. He’s not real, he’s imaginary . . . . Right? She supposedly has this psychological condition that lands her in an institution.
"I guess there’s a possibility that one day I’ll be able to have a life where love doesn’t appear and disappear every time I open or close my eyes"
Chloe has been through hell and back for many years, most of her life, due to her cold-hearted, evil ridden mother. Her dad is useless as he is “controlled” by her mother. Chloe’s escape from her real life is in her dreams that consume her once she is sound asleep. She travels to another place in time, like a Jumper. The mind is fragile, but at the same time so complex. The amazing mind blogging thing is if Chloe is injured in her “Realistic Dreams”, she wakes up with everything that has been inflicted on her.
"I see him standing by the window, looking out. He’s wearing a white button-down dress shirt, gray pinstriped slacks, and shiny brown leather shoes. I think I just learned what the phrase take my breath away means "
Alex . . . Alex is everything to Chloe even if he is just an illusion of her fragile mind. He is the only thing that makes her happy and feels loved. He is her life line, and her other half.
"I just want to evaporate into the sand with utter embarrassment after this beautiful-looking guy just saved me from drowning in only a few inches of water"
Schasm . . . I admit, first thing I did was look up the definition of this intriguing word.
It’s non-existent, just like Chloe’s Alex. This mind-trip is unforgettable and steals your last breath when you think all is calm. You become part of Chloe and Alex. You might think you have understood the complexity of what is going on, but in one millisecond, you start to doubt yourself and feel like you are completely off the wall and on the brink of Insanity.
I believe Alex is a real human being . . . DO YOU?
I dare you to take this wild ride and find out yourself. Pray that no one commits you to an asylum too. By the time you reach the very last page, you will feel a profound loss. Your mind will never be right; your heart will lose a beat or a few million. You will NOT forget about Chloe and Alex… hoping everything will be okay….
Oh did I mention… you have to wait for Book Two… Palpitations are an understatement. . Take the risk; face this alternating reality with all you have. This will blow your mind to smithereens.
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This is the first book in the Schasm series.Read more
I could not put it down with all the twists and turns it kept me on the edge...Read more
Chloe has grown up her whole life believing she has a mental disability. Her mind ' wanders ' to different places.Read more