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By Shari J. Ryan | Comments: ( 579 ) | Date: ( May 26, 2020 )

When reality utterly fails you, there is always the comfort of the land of dreams Chloe Valcourt, a tormented nineteen year old young woman, has for twelve years hovered between a daily life dominated by an abusive mother and an imagined alternate world that exists only in her mind s eye Can she keep track of which is real and whether or not she is real, too Schasm is tWhen reality utterly fails you, there is always the comfort of the land of dreams Chloe Valcourt, a tormented nineteen year old young woman, has for twelve years hovered between a daily life dominated by an abusive mother and an imagined alternate world that exists only in her mind s eye Can she keep track of which is real and whether or not she is real, too Schasm is the mind bending young adult romance by Shari J Ryan that mines the heart of darkness, where one young woman seeks light in her own shimmering daydreams A psychological condition has captured the body, mind, and soul of Chloe, and thrust her into the hands of probing doctors at the continued mercy of her tyrannical mother As she struggles to break free of the grim life into which she was born, she continues to suffer the daily assaults from her mother and the dispiriting weakness of her dejected father When Chloe unexpectedly finds herself drawn into a new, warm life abundant in love and romance with a kindhearted man named Alex, the escape at last gives her a happiness that she s never been allowed to feel However, when hidden truths reveal a life that she cannot remember, Chloe finds herself lost between what is real and what isn t Blending extreme daydreaming, alternating realities, and multiple personalities, Schasm is a gripping tale that treads the thin line between a harrowing reality and the captivating terrain of an imagined world As Chloe plays too close to the edge of insanity, her multiple realities clash, leaving her to question everything, including her own existence Anyone who relishes a flight of fancy with richly drawn characters and surprising twists of plot will be immersed in the strange new world of Schasm, where nothing is at it seemshasm


  • Title: Schasm
  • Author: Shari J. Ryan
  • ISBN: 9780615822013
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback

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Shari J. Ryan

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Comments Schasm

  • Shari Ryan

    I'm a little biased, but I sorta love my book. <3


  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson

    Okay so I have read a lot of NA books but I have never ever read one like this. I mean right from the beginning I was thinking this is a mind cluster and holy hell where is this going and why are these people acting like that? The more I read the more I was like holy hell what is going on and then BAM it hit me our main character has two worlds. See Chloe lives with her mother and her mother does not let her out of the house except to go to the asylum. Chloe has nothing but her imagination and b [...]


  • Liz

    This was a re-read I fell in love with this story all over again and much more. Hands Down - A Must Read! Top favorite novel! For some odd reason Good Reads completely erased my first review 5 Remarkable Mind-Tripping Stars Shari Ryan is a Genius! Brilliantly written. I loved every single letter, word, and page created by this fabulous authoress. ADEFINITEfavorite 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 “Realist [...]


  • Liz

    Speechless: Review soon: Have Book Will Read will feature my review: 5 Remarkable Mind-Tripping Stars Shari Ryan is a Genius! Brilliantly written. I loved every single letter, word, and page created by this fabulous authoress. ADEFINITEfavorite 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 ima [...]


  • Vanessa

    3.5 Drifting Stars!!OH, WHAT. THE. FUCK?!?!?!?!What the hell was that ending? OMG! I have no idea!!! No idea what I am feeling right now. Talk about a MIND FUCK!! I have no idea how to pull together a review. I HAVE NO IDEA!!!I liked it but OMG my head hurts from all the questions I have!! <---So, those were my initial thoughts when I came on here right after finishing and word vomited all over the place!!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*I have collected my thoughts now… some [...]


  • Courtney Whisenant

    This was possibly the most disturbing book I’ve ever read, but also incredibly thought provoking and compelling. I sat for a long time after I finished reading and just contemplated the possibilities of what I had read. This book left me with more questions than answers. I can’t say with any certainty which parts were reality and which were fantasy–the line between the two was a blur. Mental illness is a scary topic to explore. The human mind is a fragile thing and the author did a fabulou [...]


  • Michelle Finkle

    Holywhat just happened?! I've been totally and completely mind f%#ked. I need a second book. Is there a second book. Damn. How will I recover from that?


  • Lisa

    I've been thoroughly mind f@&ked. A great book - just when you think you got it all figured out, you're slapped with another level of "what the hell just happened."I need book 2 yesterday. *bows* to Shari. You wrote a great story!


  • Britt

    SCREAMS FINALLY!!!!!! A GOOD BOOK!!!!!! Y'all, I reviewed like three or four terrible books in a row and I was starting to loseeven morefaith in humanity. But this book. This. Book. Fucking SAVED. MY. SOUL.Oh my God, okay, so this book is like nothing I've ever read before. Sure, I've read plenty of mental illness/asylum stories. I don't think it really qualifies as a sort of genre, but either way, for some reason, I love the dark aspects behind most mental illness stories. But this one in parti [...]


  • Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*

    Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.Schasm is book one in the Schasm Series and is a Young Adult Romance written by Shari J. Ryan. I received this eARC from Booktrope Publishing in exchange for an honest review.4.5 Absorbing, Pensive Stars!Dark, Dramatic and Downright Daunting! A Sharp, Riveting Read That Will Keep You Guessing From Beginning To End! Quote Spotlight“I think I’ve just entered an entirely new dimension of misperception.”The Review:In her debut novel, Shari J. Rya [...]


  • Abbie

    Thank you to the author and to the We Love YA Books group for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.I must admit that at some point I was confused by the back and forth between Chloe's two worlds but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The story centers on Chloe and her wonderful imagination that lands her in the asylum. Her mother doesn't understand her gift and is obsessed with making her life a living hell; the doctors at the asylum are determined to diagnose her with a p [...]


  • Sue Frederick

    I've read a lot of books. If you can capture my interest in the first few pages, I will continue. Schasm captured my interest from page one until page 244. Very well written and captivating. I look forward to her following books and any other series Shari writes. Shari has a very real talent for writing and understanding human interest


  • Melissa Souza

    This was one very confusing book. So, I had a little bit of a hard time coming up with a rating. In the end, I would say I'd give it 2.5 to 3 stars. The main reason for this is because there are parts I loved and hated within this book.For the parts I liked, I thought the concept was original. I liked the idea of being able to drift between different realities and how it was interwoven with mental illness. The book takes a lot of dark turns but at the end, it is a story of love and hope. I also [...]


  • Robin

    4.5 Stars. I am going to be honest with my review and admit that Schasm truly messed with my mind. Each time I felt as if I had a grasp at understanding what was happening, Shari Ryan would write changes to the plot where it would become more complex. I never quite felt sure that I could trust what I was reading. That was what makes this novel so brilliant! Nineteen year-old Chloe Valcourt lives at home with her mother and father. Chloe has a mental condition compared to schizophrenia where she [...]


  • Sarah-Jayne Briggs

    (I received this book for free in return for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).I think this is a book that would be quite difficult to read with much going on around. It's not because it wasn't good (it was, as I'm sure you can judge from the four-stars), but there's so much going on, I felt that if I blinked, I'd miss something.I'm still not entirely sure I understood what was really going on. I spent part of the book believing one thing, then changed my mind, only to half-change it [...]


  • Tanya Vought

    Woah! Talk about mind blowing! Shari does a brilliant job of creating this world for us for Chloe and Alex and you sympathize and feel like you are in their world! Chloe and her parents do not get along. Her mother treats her poorly and locked up in the house. Makes her to go to the asylum to get treatments and more however, she can mentally drift and sees Alex. But is Alex real? What are the Dr.'s doing to her why is everything so complex? Why can't she just get to be with Alex??This story just [...]


  • Evilee Ebb

    Schasm is such a page turner, I could not put it down! It follows the twists and turns in alternate realities of its two central characters Chloe and Alex. Gripping from start to finish, I found myself eagerly awaiting their every interaction and rooting for them to be together through some exciting twists and turns. From the author's exciting chapter 0 to every thought-provoking question in the book and then until the very end, I could not wait until I had the time to 'drift' along with Chloe a [...]


  • Rachel

    I have just finished reading Schasm and pretty much have no idea what happened! I liked it though! Chloe leads a horrid life, her mum keeps her shut away in her room with no friends and no control over her own life. She 'drifts' though into a better place where she is happy. She has a friend there, Alex, who is kind and looks after her. Alex understands Chloe and wants to help her because Chloe's own mum has had her committed to a mental asylum, or has she! A complex tale of imagination and real [...]


  • Luna8891

    I have to say, I can't remember the last time I got "lost" in a book. I missed the feeling and this book reminded me of how it is to read a book in one day. I liked Chloe from the start and I couldn't stop reading! This book was complex, interesting, filled with twists. Some I saw them coming, some not, but every chapter was entertaining. I can't wait to read the second book. Oh and btw, if you're looking for a "hot, but understanding and smart, funny, strong, everything you could wish for" male [...]


  • Heather Faville

    Have you ever wanted to just drift off into your own head and create a new life for yourself? I'm sure, at one point in time or another, we all have. It's human nature to want to have an escape.Well, in Schasm, our main gal, Chloe has this ability. Her mind has, what many believe is, a disorder and she will occasionally space out for long periods of time while in the "real world". Meanwhile in Chloe's mind everything seems and feels so real. She tastes food, feels warmth of the sun and has falle [...]


  • Valerie Rutherford

    When I read the description of this book, I felt very sure this was my kind of story. Schasm follows Chloe Valcourt, who often drifts in and out of an alternate reality. Her cruel and controlling mother has been taking her to doctors most of her life, who've decided her strange condition most closely resembles schizophrenia. Chloe doesn't really believe her drifts are dangerous, and in fact, prefers them to her life as a prisoner in her own home. Then, while drifting to a beach, she meets Alex, [...]


  • Jenn

    Chloe leads a desolate existence trapped in a world dominated by her mother. According to her mother the world must be structured this way because she "drifts". The constant monitoring and home schooling is for her own good, she must not "drift" in public. Chloe sometimes looses her connection with reality and ends up engrossed in other places and events. Her mother refers to this as "drifting" which seems to be the worst thing in the world. While she is drifting Chloe meets Alex who seems to be [...]


  • Stephanie *Lo* at MeanGirlsLuvBooks

    I have no idea where to start with this one since it is not my typical read, but it definitely gets Four Stars from me! This book is such a great book to read when you need something different. It has twists and turns and kept me guessing the whole book. In fact, I am still guessing! It still has a very sweet romance aspect to it which I definitely loved, but it’s not the main focus of the book. Chloe is nothing like any heroine I have ever read in a book. She is nineteen, but in some ways is [...]


  • Kristina Lowe

    Check out the full review on herjuicyreads There were times while reading this that I felt crazy. I felt my mind drift. I thought I had it figured out, until I didn't. I hated, more than ever before. I also trusted NO ONE! That's the sign of a good book. One that draws you in, and makes you part of the story. Schasm did that for me. The story itself pans out much like a winding roller coaster, moving in the the pitch black night, and without the feeling of the drop. I can't describe this any mor [...]


  • Anny hernandez

    I was provide a copy by the Publisher for an honest review.First let me just start by saying that this is the first book that I read from this author.HOLY SMOKE I just finish reading this book, and let me just say that I did not know what to think about when I started reading this book. their is so much going on in this book, I have to say my feelings are all over the place, I felt in love with this book that I really did not wanted to finish it. Now I'm just wondering if what I am thinking is r [...]


  • Dawn

    I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.Schasm has an original premise and has a lot of twists and turns. It keeps your interest for the most part, although I thought it was a little too detailed when Chloe was in the Catacombs. I found Chloe’s “gift” intriguing. Things got a little weird toward the end and there was no guessing what was going to happen next. In fact, I’m not quite sure what ended up being real and what was all in Chloe’s mind, but I’m guessing that [...]


  • Paranormal Tendencies

    It seems like it’s been a while since I read a book that I enjoyed this much. I was hooked on this story from page the beginning. The author made me feel, really feel what Chloe has gone through. Poor Chloe. There is so much pain in her life. Her unique situation is one that she should enjoy, but she’s been made to feel like a burden. Her mother makes her feel like she has a terrible condition or disability that must be kept hidden and treated with disgust. But her drifting is the only happi [...]


  • Steven Luna

    As a huge fan of dark contemporary tales with complex psychological underpinnings, I was thoroughly drawn into psychological mindscramble of Schasm from the first chapter and pulled along as I tried to figure out fantasy from reality right along with main character Chloe Valcourt. Her confusion is palpable; her frustration, believable, and her escape into the rocky terrain of her own uncontrolled daydreaming is a thrill ride through paradise and purgatory, populated with figures who offer her a [...]


  • Christy

    **ARC provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review**(Rating is 4.5 out of 5 Stolen Memories)Chloe has been put through hell by her mom for the last twelve years. The only time Chloe finds any kind of solace is when she is having these Dreams or separation from reality as I would like to call it. She will just black out and go into this World of alternate reality and stay there for hours.It is here that she meets Alex. She has never been able to talk to anyone else in these Dreams befo [...]


  • Tanya Vought

    "Woah! Talk about mind blowing! Shari does a brilliant job of creating this world for us for Chloe and Alex and you sympathize and feel like you are in their world! Chloe and her parents do not get along. Her mother treats her poorly and locked up in the house. Makes her to go to the asylum to get treatments and more however, she can mentally drift and sees Alex. But is Alex real? What are the Dr.'s doing to her why is everything so complex? Why can't she just get to be with Alex??This story jus [...]


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