Friday, July 25, 2014

REVIEW - WHEN FULLY FUSED (Schasm Series #3) by Shari J. Ryan:

TITLE: When Fully Fused
SERIES: Schasm Series
AUTHOR: Shari J. Ryan
GENRE: Romance, Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2014
PUBLISHER: Booktrope
PAGES: Approx. 231

Jennifer Gilbert at Booktrope

RATING: ★★★★★

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.

REVIEWERS NOTE: When Fully Fused is a New Adult, Romance written by Shari J. Ryan. I was gifted a copy from Jennifer Gilbert at Booktrope in exchange for an honest review.

5 Mind-Blowing, Fully Fused Stars!
A Compelling, Thrilling and Wonderful Conclusion to A Beautiful, Haunting and Enchanting Story! 

The Review: 
Absolutely Brilliant!! Wow, what a wonderful journey this series has been and with an ending like that, I'm in complete awe! Just an amazing read!

Chloe, Alex and their young son Sammy are trying to live as normal a life as they can, while existing fully inside their minds drift. Things are good for a while as Chloe and Alex experience the wonders of a life not available to them in the “real” world. They have a loving relationship and a beautiful son to occupy their days. Alex has a job he likes, Chloe is exploring the adoration of motherhood and Alex’s surrogate mom lives near them so they are one happy family. At least that’s what Alex and Chloe are pretending is their reality.

Quote Spotlight...
”This is kind of weird. Ya know, knowing?”
“It’s better than the alternative,”...

In truth, they have a mysterious band of aggressive men in grey suits following them from place to place, strange occurrences happening all around them, a mother who wants Chloe’s mind for her own purposes and an evil uncle threatening to take away everything they hold dear. Everyone’s goal? To obtain a locket Chloe has no idea how to retrieve. And the alarming thing is, if they get to the locket before Chloe, everything will crumble around them, literally. It all hinges on Chloe and Alex being one step ahead of the evil that seems to be lurking behind every corner.

And then tragedy strikes and the future looks bleak and you honestly don’t know how they will all come out in the end.

This story propels you into a world of chaotic mystery, thrilling adventure and confusing plot twists. And I loved every single minute of it. Chloe, Alex and Sammy’s lives are in constant upheaval and all Chloe wants is normality for her young son and her little family.

Everything seems to be working against them, including Chloe’s mind. Alex is keeping secrets and Sammy seems wise beyond his four years. There were twists and turns that were shocking, gripping and intense and then there were parts that were sweet, carefree and loving. I enjoyed the imaginative, creative writing of the world and the characters the author provides us with. Each one played a specific part and kept me entertained all the way through.

When I first met Alex in book one, I wasn’t to sure how I felt about him. He seemed distant and you understood early on, he knew more than he was saying. But as the pages were turned, I grew to love and admire everything about him. This third book give us a much closer look into Alex’s mind in the form of a notebook, filled with his thoughts on his and Chloe’s first meetings, their journey to falling in love and the life they created together. This was one of the best parts of the book for me because I got to see him from a different perspective.

Chloe was confused and in denial a lot of the time but she was also strong and pushed past her insecurities and doubt. When she had to find a way to rescue her sanity and free her family from the dangers of her own mind, she stopped at nothing to get what they all needed. I loved her character.

Quote Spotlight...
... this entire world was concocted within the confines of my broken mind. I’m just not sure I understand the reasoning behind a secret that my mind must be keeping from my subconscious. 

I loved the idea of drifting, living another life and experiencing all it’s puzzle pieces through taste, smell, touch, fear, love and excitement. To them, it was very real. It WAS their life. The mind is a wondrous thing that can conquer adversity and literally change your destiny if you’re so inclined. Chloe, Alex and Sammy got to experience this first hand.

And that ending! Wow! I felt I understood parts of where it was heading. All the clues were there for me to follow but when it all happened, I was pleasantly surprised with the powerful story that unfolded. 

The Wrap Up: 
When Fully Fused is an emotional, layered, multi-dimensional story that will keep you guessing until the very climactic end. This series is thrilling, mysterious, sometimes confusing (in a good way!) and certainly unexpected. This was just a fantastic read from beginning to end!

Quote Spotlight...
”Chloe, we’re special. You know that, right?”

Buy the Book!


Schasm (Schasm #1)
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N

Fissure Free (Schasm #2)
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N

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Jennifer Gilbert at Booktrope

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