Publication Date: June 21, 2014
Origins: From Author for Review
Book Links: Amazon
Synopsis: Have you ever wondered where fairytales go once they’re created?
It’s been eight years since Story Sparks last had a dream. Now they’re back, tormenting her as nightmares she can’t remember upon waking. The black waters of Lake Sandeen, where her Uncle Peter disappeared decades before, may hold the secret to Story’s hidden memories, or a truth she’d rather not know. On a bright summer afternoon, Story and her two best friends, Elliott and Adam, take a hike to the lake, where they dive into the cool water and never reemerge. What they find is beyond anything they’ve ever imagined could be possible, a world where dangers lurk in the form of Big Bad Wolves, living Nightmares and meddlesome witches and gods.
Now Story must remember who she really is and somehow stop two worlds from ultimate annihilation, all while trying not to be too distracted by the inexplicable pull she feels toward a certain dark-eyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own. The fates of the worlds are counting on her.
Review: Once upon a time Story Sparks dreamed horrible dreams, but they’d abated for eight years. Now she’s dreaming again and is determined to find the truth. On a picnic by Lake Sandeen with her two best friends, Adam and Elliott, all three go swimming and never surface. They end up in a world both familiar and alien to Story, but it’s her destiny to remember the truth and save her worlds. FRACTURED DREAM is a good fantasy novel with a well-developed and well-detailed world filled with danger, darkness, and a glimmer of promise. One of the gratifying aspects of FRACTURED DREAM is how easily I was caught up in the story. There was no need to take notes of characters and relationships, the story was seamless. If you enjoy faery tales, fractured or whole, you’ll love FRACTURED DREAM.