Fractured Dream

Fractured Dream

by K. M. Randall


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620153659
Publisher: Libertary Co.
Publication date: 06/21/2014
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

As a girl, K.M. always wished she'd suddenly come into magical powers or cross over into a Faerie circle. Although that has yet to happen, she instead lives vicariously through the characters she creates in writing fantasy and delving into the paranormal. When K.M. is not busy writing her next novel, she is the editor-in-chief of a blog covering the media industry, as well as an editor with Booktrope Publishing. She has a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in English-Lit from Nazareth College of Rochester. K.M. lives in Upstate New York's Finger Lakes region with her husband and her extremely energetic little boy. Fractured Dream is her first novel.

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Fractured Dream 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many characters that are spoken about like we are supposed to know them before they are introduced. Very confusing plot.
JennylovesEldon More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! It is a beautiful novel!  Detailed, with rich enchantment and romance flowing through it... I had a hard time guessing what happens next! I enjoyed reading about Story, and figuring out her own destiny...  Finding the past along with her... I am so excited for the next book to see what happens next... I loved reading it!!!
Melissa_Robles More than 1 year ago
Actual rating: 3.5 stars I have a lot of mixed feelings about Fractured Dream. I liked it, I really did, but its just that it took me way too long to get into the story that I’m afraid it’s something that took away from my overall enjoyment. The first half was a bit slow and confusing for my liking, so I had to force myself to continue reading. However, to my huge relief, the book got so much better by the second half. It’s like the turning point for everything: characters, plot-line, pace, and action. Many of the characters from Fractured Dream are based on our favorites from fairytales or myths, but with interesting twists in their personalities. Snow White & Sleeping Beauty, for example, are kind of vampires who rest in the forest waiting for handsome prey so they can lure them in and feed from their blood. Or Red, who is a wolf-hunter and has amazing abilities that are passed down from generation to generation. I really liked these characters and even more when they got the chance to grow throughout the story, to become more solid. Story, the main character, was a difficult character to understand at first. I actually thought she was out of her mind since her thoughts were a bit unstable, but later on when she travels to Lake Sandeen and gets some of her memories back, she turns from a hazy character to a strong one. It was pretty cool how everyone looks up to her and expect great things, even when she is unsure of her abilities. Everybody’s faith pushes her to fight harder and she manages to finally embrace her true identity as the Dreamer. Her faithful side-kicks, Elliot and Adam, were also sweet additions to the whole array of characters. They are humans, but have gifts of their own, making them important to Story’s quest as the Dreamer to save Tressla (the fairytale-like world) and Earth from being destroyed. Then, there’s Nicholas, Story’s love interest. I liked the guy, but I didn’t fall head-over-heels for him. I hope he works harder in the next book, he has potential. All in all, Fractured Dream‘s storyline was intriguing and it was a nice adventure, though I hope that in the sequel things get more exciting. I think a faster pace would make everything flow so much better and keep readers interested in Story’s life as the Dreamer. A bit more of action from our heroine wouldn’t hurt either.
SoniaNJ More than 1 year ago
Great book, I was not able to put it down. Looking forward  to reading the next book to see what other magical adventure it will take us
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Absolutely couldn't put it down and cant wait for the next one! Definitely a must read!
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shivapastures More than 1 year ago
Fractured Dream (The Dreamer Saga #1) I received a free copy, through Lovers of Paranormal, Goodreads, in exchange for a review. Dreams, no, Nightmares is not something anyone looks forward to. Especially if you're Story Sparks, who went almost eight years without them. But recently, they have started again and she can still not remember them when she wakes, just the overall Nightmare feeling. She and her two best friends, Adam & Elliott, all go to Lake Sandeen, one beautiful day, to have everything they know turn upside down. Fairytales and the characters are real. When they are sucked down into the lake, they all discover there is more to life than they thought. Most importantly, Story remembers who and what she is, the champion of the Fairytale realm and she needs to save both this world and the human world, before they are both destroyed. 'At that thought, a sense of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation welled up in her. She sure as hell hadn't been looking for an adventure, but here it was and she couldn't help but feel the overwhelming sense that she would soon understand more. And there was also a feeling of homecoming. She wasn't sure where it came from because of course Edie was her home. But it was there - a certainty that she was about to embark on a journey that would tell her who she truly was. Her sense of self has been lacking for as long as she could recall, and she desperately needed answers about her half remembrances and the strange characters popping up in her life.'   Another 5 star story! Loved this from the very beginning, all the way through to the end! Characters are developed throughout the book, there's a journey, good & evil, Little Red Riding Hood and some many other things! Do not miss this great ultimate journey story!
LyricalVixen91 More than 1 year ago
Quick note: because I loved this book I can't be as descriptive and informative in this review as I am with others because I will spoil you all. This was an outstanding fantasy read! I was gripped from that enticing prologue until the end. The world building was amazing, the characters were intriguing and I just felt all the emotions throughout this book. It was quite long, but felt like a quick 150-200 pages because it was such a fast paced read. I enjoyed the writing style that K. M. Randall gave. It was descriptive and pulled me into each page as if I was a character myself.  Story Sparks was such an amazing character. First off, her name alone is perfect for this novel because Story goes on a journey or quest in Tressla building her own story along the way and interacting with the fairytales we know and love. Absolutely perfect name! She's tied to both worlds and must figure out the truth of her dreams, remember what she has forgotten and save both worlds. Sidenote: when she dreamt she was really going to another plane or in essence awaking in Tressla -- awesome! I also loved Adam and Elliot because there was more to them as well and they fit perfectly into the world that was created. Nicholas…let's just say I'm totally on his team and fan-girling over him! I love how the romance doesn't overtake the entire story. You still get that fantasy with equal or limited amount of romance that keeps you wanting more from every character. There was still that main point of magic, adventure and unknowing that keeps this book going smooth and becoming a love. I enjoyed seeing the difference between our world and Tressla, the fantasy world. They may have had their difference in setting and time, but they both affected one another equally. This is definitely a different take on fairytales and I highly recommend if you're looking for a fantasy with a bit of a kick and intriguing plot twist go grab you a copy and read this book. You won't regret it! I am totally looking forward to the sequel and this book will be a definite re-read for me!
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
Jam-packed with magic and mayhem, this was a stellar read. An intricate, well-woven story of friendship, love, intrigue, lies and emotion. I was enthralled from start to finish.   I enjoyed every second spent in the fairytale world that Story and her friends found themselves in, and, even more, I loved exploring it and discovering the new types of beings and elements within this world. This book was one filled with plenty of imagination and it certainly took mine on a wild ride. Other exciting elements were the well-known fairytale characters who took on quite different personas in this story. The idea of the split between the Real World and Tressla was simply brilliant, and the comparisons between the two were awe-inspiring.   This book was well-paced and intelligently plotted. Lovers of fantasy will be thrilled with this book, and they will get plenty of bang for their buck. A must read that you'll lose yourself in.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
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.