Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga, #1)

Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga, #1) [PDF / Epub] ☀ Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga, #1) By K.M. Randall – 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 rem 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, Elliot 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 godsNow 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 darkeyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own The fates of the worlds are counting on her.


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    Paperback ☆ Fractured Dream PDF ✓ 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 godsNow 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 darkeyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own The fates of the worlds are counting on her."/>
  • Paperback
  • 410 pages
  • Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga, #1)
  • K.M. Randall
  • English
  • 01 August 2019
  • 9781620153659

10 thoughts on “Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga, #1)

  1. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    This book was so much fun.

    It starts off in regular world. Story has come home from college to spend time with her mom and best childhood friend Adam. Her other best friend Elliot (who I loved) is a stylish gay man with a sixth sense who shows up when he feels that Story is in danger.

    They go on a hike and end up at a lake that her mom hates. The lake sucks them into another world. They then find out that Story is the legendary Dreamer and the fairy tale world is relying on her to save both worlds.
    There is a lot of world building in this book, but it is needed because it's a big part of the story.

    As the adventure begins you get introduced to more frigging awesome characters..including my favorite Jess (A Red riding hood) who kicks Big Bads asses for breakfast.

    The characters in this book are some of the best I think I've ever read in a re-told fairy tale.
    You have:
    Fairy tales come to life (not necessarily the Disney versions)
    Morgana and Guinevere..(2 lesbian characters) Morgana looks like one of my heroes!!

    and so much more.
    This is a thick book..and I'm sorry that I finished it. I wanted to stay in this world a little while longer.
    There is some mushy love crap but it's not overdone.

    If you love fairy tales..this book is just flipping awesome. If you are expecting Disney might as well go somewhere else.

    I received an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Anne says:

    Also reviewed for Addicted2Heroines.

    At the core of this story, there's a really interesting bunch of new ideas floating around. The author has a definitely has a vivid imagination, and a talent for creating worlds.
    So why only 2 stars?
    Well, for starters, I almost DNF'd this book...twice.
    The first time around, I was only about 5% into it, and I din't think I could take hearing the main character's name, Story , anymore.
    And by that, I mean that instead of saying 'she did such-n-such', or 'her thoughts drifted', or 'his friend was sad', the author used the character's proper name.
    In fact, it was so annoying that I started highlighting her name on the pages in a effort to see if I was going crazy.
    I wasn't.
    On one page alone, Story is used 13 times!
    I haven't seen any other reviews that mentioned this though, so maybe I have an uncorrected copy, and the newer version is different?
    Anyway, I put it down for a few weeks, and then decided I was just going to power through this sucker.
    And I have to say, the name thing stopped pretty soon after that. So, YAY!
    Ok. The second time I almost DNF'd, was about 20% through, and I just couldn't take the juvenile tone of the book. Story is 20 years old, and home from college on a break.
    But everything about her and her friends screams HIGH SCHOOL.
    As in, somewhere between 15 and 16 years old. Which would be fine, if they were supposed to be immature. At 20 years old, they just sounded goofy.
    I don't know how to properly explain it, but the characters just felt like they would have been very comfortable in a YA book.

    Then there was the over-explaining.
    For example, her friend, Elliott, get's all excited about meeting a goddess and says it was Terramazing.
    Story grinned at Elliott's silly quirk. He had a way of putting two words together when he was talking fast so that he could get the sentence out faster. She knew this one meant both terrifying and amazing.
    Wow. Thanks for explaining that, 'cause I sure couldn't have figured it out on my own.

    In fairness, the book got progressively better, until I finally was invested in the story enough to keep going...without motivating myself with promises of chocolate.
    At that point, though, I mainly just wanted to know if all my guesses were correct about who certain people really were, and where certain threads of the plot were headed.
    I was.
    The Big Reveals were pretty easy to guess, and since I figured them out very early on, there weren't any GASP! moments for me. Boo!

    I don't want to go out on a sour note, though.
    So I want to say that the ideas the author came up with in this were actually pretty darn original. There's a whole mythology created about dual worlds, that mixed up gods and fairytales in a really interesting way. Some of it was pulled from recognizable tales, and some of it (Story's origin, especially) seemed wholly original.

    This was evidently the first book in a series, but I'm not interested in reading the next one. At all.
    However, there are lots of reviewers who loved Fractured Dream, so check out some of the other reviews, before you decide whether or not to grab this one.

    Thank you, NetGalley!

  3. Robin (Bridge Four) says:

    2.5 Stars maybe I didn't like the heroine until the last 15% of the book it might be skewing everything.

    Fractured Dreams incorporates a few things that I love in Fantasy’s. It has fairytales, epic backstories from time past and interesting characters so I’m not sure why I didn’t like it more. I was thinking it would be more along the lines of Once Upon a Time instead the re-imaginings of Fairy Tales fell a little short for me and felt more like a poor re-imagining of Once Upon a Time and really a copy of a copy starts to lose something. This is a unique work I just couldn’t get that comparison out of my head the entire time I read this.

    There were a few other things that didn’t quite click in for me. I didn’t really like Story in the beginning and for much of the book which probably detracted from a lot of my enjoyment. She is supposed to have epic power but instead of trying to tap into it she spends a lot of time trying to deny who she is or running away from her feelings. I just thought she was too much of a special snowflake and got so frustrated when she kept denying her destiny.

    The first half of the book moved really slowly as Story is whisked away into Tressla with her two best friends Adam and Elliot as she discovers who she is supposed to be and what her destiny is. Soon the journey begins and then there are reunions with people she has forgotten from her past. They seemed to take a very long time to get anywhere and Story was forever crying every time they ran into someone else. Then she meets Nicholas and bam it hits her hard.

    I dislike insta love, but this book seemed to have an abundance of it. Story’s mother and father had love at first sight and she was conceived moments after their meeting, Story meets Nicholas and is drawn to him immediately even though she can tell he is hiding something from her and finally Adam even has a something at first sight with Jessa. I know they are fairytales but it was a bit much.

    The last thing that didn’t really work for me was I was never really surprised. I read a lot of fantasy and I love to speculate on what is going to happen. I love it even more when I’m completely wrong or blindsided. But I guessed most of the major plot points of who the villain was, who Nicholas was and the showdown. This is KM Randal’s first book and I’m sure the execution of idea will be better in her future writing but pacing was an issue and the execution on the plot left a little to be desired on my part.

    Redeeming Qualities - Every book has something that I enjoy and there were things that I really did like in this. The morphing of fairy tales was interesting. I liked that since Vampires had become such a big part of the real world that it leaked in interesting ways into Tressla, I was waiting for some zombies to pop up next. Also, I enjoyed how Story and her friends remained strongly together even in adversity. By the end of the book I was starting to like Story a little bit.

    ”Hell if that girl thinks we aren’t going with her.” Elliot turned to Adam, who looked back at him in disbelief.
    “We are? I don’t know if I even believe this place exists.”
    “You’re going to let Story go to a world that doesn’t exist without your protection?”

    There are some interesting ideas and this series does have some great possibilities in the future but for me this one was a little clunky and didn’t pace well. Perhaps I’ll like both Story and the story more in the next installment.

    Thank you to Netgalley and Booktrope for the ARC for review

  4. Reina Marie says:

    Full review and Interview with Fractured Dream author, K.M. Randall. Here:

    I received an ARC from the author for a read-to-review.
    This hasn't affected my review in any way.

    Fractured Dream is an epic adventure that everyone will enjoy.

    This book has everything a memorable fantasy book needs.
    Lovable characters? Check!
    Beautifully thought out story line? Check!
    Amazing world? Check!
    Interesting plot? Check!
    Characters and creatures from famous fairytales? Check!

    The world K.M. Randall created was so fascinating, I even had a dream about it. I've never felt so enthralled by a fantasy book ever since the Harry Potter series.

    Ms. Randall's writing style was easy to read and compelling at the same time. It was wonderfully written, there were no dragging moments.

    I feel so lucky to be given an ARC.
    I can see this book being a huge hit worldwide. And I will be one of the first members of the Dreamer Saga fandom.

    Update: 04/30/2014
    With permission and confirmation from the author, the official name for the Dreamer Saga fans are called Storytellers.
    So, are you a Storyteller? I know I am. :)

  5. Sophia Sardothien says:

    Honestly? I really tried reading this but the writing style is so repetitive and annoying...

    Thank you netgalley for proving me this e-arc

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  7. Beth says:

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    Fractured Dream is a highly imaginative fantasy tale. Randall brings a fresh and exciting twist to fairy tales with a perfect blend of dark fantasy and alternate reality. Even though it is pretty lengthy story, it runs at a good pace with enough constant action to carry the plot and world building. The characters are fascinating, making us want to get to know them more. I highly enjoyed the story and look forward to the continuation of Story's adventures.

    I received this copy of Fractured Dream in exchange for a honest review. There will be a release day giveaway hosted on Tome Tender Book Blog from June 5 - 21, 2014. Enter for a chance to win an Ebook copy of Fractured Dream.

    Written by: K. M. Randall
    Series: The Dreamer Saga
    Sequence in Saga: 1
    Print Length: 430 pages
    Publisher: Booktrope
    Publication Date: June 21, 2014
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Genre: Fantasy | Fairy Tales
    Find this book on: Amazon

  8. Kristen Cansler says:

    Visit my blog for an exclusive interview with K.M. Randall and a giveaway for a chance to win your own ebook copy of Fractured Dream!

    K.M Randall has crafted something special with Fractured Dream. It's fantasy in the best form. While it is a longer book, I felt like I flew through it. Whenever I finished, I missed the characters and world that I had gotten to know so well. K.M. Randall does an excellent job of painting a vivid world on her pages. The attention to detail was appreciated beyond measure.

    I think what I loved most was that the book was so simple. I know, that sounds crazy with it being fantasy. But I never felt lost in the story. It's written in such an easy way that I was able to lose myself into the story instead of keeping mental notes of all the things I need to know and remember. The main character, Story (I love her name!) is amazing. Lately, I've discovered a lot of books with great characters and Fractured Dream is part of that group. Sure, she has her moments. But I think the authentic feel is what got me with her. She almost reminds me of Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

    For me, as a fan of fantasy and fairy tales, Fractured Dream was a flawless adventure. I'm already looking forward to the next book in The Dreamer Saga. If you have a soft spot for fairy tales, you have to check out Fractured Dream.

    **I received this for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

  9. Melissa says:

    This book was great. It had everything- fantasy, romance, action and adventure. The main characters were incredibly believable, even in this wonderfully imaginative place. The plot seems so simple- a young woman trying to find her place in the grand scheme of things and yet it is so much more than that with each turn of the page. Love, friendship and family are all challenged in this story- it's really such a great story that anyone could enjoy. Read it!

  10. Alisha Tarran says:

    As a big Once Upon A Time fan, and suffering as I am during the hiatus, this appealed to me hugely when I was reading the synopsis.

    Story is a regular girl, on break from college with one of her best friends, Adam, they decide to go for a little hike, Elliot (bestie number two) arrives freaking out about how she needs him, once he's mellowed out, they go for a dip in the lake and end up in another world. Awkward. Here begins her journey to remember who she really is and to save the world! Along with her besties of course, and a warrior, not to mention the well known fairy-tale characters who join the fight against the current ruler. Now you see the Once Upon A Time appeal!

    As you can see, I give this the big 5, which takes a lot and means it's really really awesome!

    Fractured Dream is a perfect blend of fantasy, romance, action and adventure, pretty much everything you need in a good book right?

    I've simplified the plot a lot in my little synopsis, but the book is so much more than you assume from the information given. It's quite long at 400 pages, well not very long for me, but for others it might be, but trust me, you'll fly through it easily. Why? Because the book is simple, it's so easy to read. You can really get in to the story, without having to constantly keep check of what's happened and things you need to remember, you can pick it up without doing a little previously in your head and just start reading!

    I could find nothing bad with this book at all, other than it ending (cliche I know), so let's get to it!

    The characters are fantastically written. I thought they where easy to connect with and the characters are interesting with plenty of depth and time spent bringing them to life. They where realistic and believable, which is always a good thing!

    The plot is well thought out and written, as I said, it has the right blend of romance, action and so on, but also has a bit of darkness expertly woven in, so you get a bit of everything, and for the entire book you're constantly being surprised because you can't guess what's going to happen next.

    I want to take a moment to mention the romance, because it was expertly written and didn't take over the story or detract from the main plot in any way, it was present and enjoyable but not overwhelming!
    The world will suck you in, it's cinematic, atmospheric and you can picture everything, real life is a bit of a jolt! I've not read a book with world building this detailed and enthralling in a while, I can't even remember the last time to be honest!

    The characters from our favourite fairytales are all present and correct, along with a couple of creatures! Very well done and a fun addition, breathing some fresh air to them and a new twist!

    The writing was, as I said, easy to read, but it was also compelling and not so simple that it was ridiculous if you know what I mean! It was also fast paced with fantastic flow, there was no info dumps bogging it down, there where no slow moments where you got kind of bored and your attention wandered, you where totally engrossed on the book and unable to put it down.

    Fractured Dream is a truly fantastic blend of different elements to create a rollercoaster of a story featuring loveable characters, fairytale characters and mythical creatures. Totally engrossing, you will immerse yourself in to the story and not be able to put it down until you've finished. But even when you have finished you'll be left wanting more, wanting to return to this incredibly imaginative world, and lucky for you, there's a big bad looming!

    I can't wait for the second book, I need it now and I hope I'm lucky enough to review it!
    For now, I take my hat off to Randall for her imagination, and for the fact this is the first 5 star review I've given a novel in weeks! Thankyou for a fantastic escape!

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