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Chaos

(The Realmwalker Chronicles #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  36 reviews
The Shades in Chaos have one goal: get to Earth Realm and wreak havoc. For a select group of people called Realmwalkers, sleep is the gateway to another realm known as Chaos.

When 17-year-old Addy is called to Chaos, she yearns to conquer her crippling fears and prove her mettle by fighting alongside her fellow Realmwalkers. While she hopes to impress their handsome leader
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Paperback, 2nd, 540 pages
Published May 18th 2014 by KDP, Nook Press, Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Google Play Books (first published May 6th 2014)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I may lose my bully card for this one...



But I liked this book.
It's a chunk of a book at over 500 pages but I never stopped reading it. Addy starts as an ordinary girl but has that dream of falling. You know the one that we all have had at some point in time. You feel yourself falling but can't stop it until you jerk yourself awake?


That's the entrance to another realm. I have to give it to this author. She did an amazing job of the world building. It's not your typical young adult book in that
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Dana

Okay well that was super fun. I really liked this novel and found the world of Chaos to be interesting and original. I did however have some issues with this read. For one the characters seemed a lot younger than their supposed ages, this is not necessarily a bad thing but it is something to note. I also felt that the whole Kumbaya vibe of the group was a bit hard to stomach and unnecessary, but perhaps I am just a bitter old woman in that regard.

This book is a decent size but at no point did my
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Chaos focuses on an average teenage girl named Addy who travels to another realm in her dreams. And while this isn't the first book I have read that in involved the subjects of dreams and other realms, it is the best.

This is a 500 page book, and not one page is wasted with unnecessary filler. We g
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D.W. Moneypenny
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Take a little coming of age, mix in a little heart, and spice it up with some kick-butt, then set it in an imaginative dreamscape and you get Chaos (The Realmwalker Chronicles). It’s the compelling story of Addy, a young woman on the verge of graduating from high school, who finds herself in a realm called Chaos while she sleeps. There, she must forge new relationships, embrace her new powers and battle the evil Shades. The story smoothly moves back and forth between Addy’s ordinary life (when s ...more
Nathan Fenn
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing. It has a lot of key characteristics of other great novels. It has romance, action, conflict between team members, and other things. There just isn't a lot wrong. I had a lot of fun reading this book and thought the idea behind it was new and really cool. This is the first novel I've read that is about a dream world. CM did a fantastic job with this book. It's still a clean piece so many ages can enjoy this.
Tara
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an e copy of Chaos by CM Fenn from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review. This is fantasy at it's finest. Vivid details, plot twists, fascinating characters, action and adventure are some of the highlights of this story. The author is a wonderful storyteller who will lead you on an emotional roller coaster. There were some laugh out loud moments and times when I actually cried. You can't help but root for the Realmwalkers. They are some kick butt characters who fight valian ...more
Meredith Tate
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I would sit down with the intention of reading maybe a chapter or 20 pages...and then I would look up, and I'd read 100 pages. In a nut shell, Addy is an average teenager set on finishing high school, when she learns she is actually a Realmwalker who must enter the dream world of Chaos in her sleep in order to protect the earth world from demon Shades. I fell in love with the characters instantly, and found myself thinking about them even after the book was done. There were a ...more
Sharon Honeycutt
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read many fantasy novels, so I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one. I'm so glad I read this book! CM does a great job of developing her characters--and not just Addy--all of them. I found myself thinking about them whenever I put the book down, and even having finished it, I still think about them and wonder what they're up to. (Looking forward to Book 2!) The story is compelling and CM does a good job of keeping the suspense tight throughout. I was always wondering what ...more
Natalie
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chaos caught my attention right away, and I never felt like it dragged on. I grew up in where the book took place (AZ) so I was familiar with the landscape. I loved the concept of the Realmwalkers it was very unique and ingenious. On another note the bad guys (shades) were really scary and I would never want to meet them in person. CM Fenn is a very talented debut author which made the book flow very well. I definitely recommend reading Chaos and can't wait for the sequel!!
Jill Penton
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved every second of it! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the next one! This author is amazing! She is so creative! I can't even express how impressed it am. So awesome! I downloaded it on kindle and I kept checking the percentage I'd read because I just wanted it to keep going! When I got to the end, I really didn't want to stop reading! I love when a book does that for me!
Ashlyn
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely AMAZING! I love it so much and it is my most favorite book. I have already read it 7 or 8 times within just a YEAR. If anyone is looking for a great book to read then THIS IS IT! Highly recommended! Great storyline too! Thanks C.M. Fenn!! :)
Bree Hodges
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
OMG I freaking loved this book. Great coming of age story, mixed with fantasy, mixed with kick butt characters. A definite must read :D
Lena
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, kindle
There’s something strange about Addy’s dreams. They seem too real, too palpable. Most of the time she dreams of falling. She can feel the wind in her hair, can hear the roar in her ears, and she’s sure that the impact would kill her.

Luckily it never comes do that unitl one fateful night.

Addy is a Realmwalker. When she falls asleep her body gets transported into the a world between earth and the Nether Realm, called Chaos. It’s a world where the colors are washed out. It shifts each night, revea
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Emily
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Chaos by C.M. Fenn is a book about Addy, a girl who is called to the dream world of Chaos. She must face her fears and figure out how to defeat a dangerous Shade.
17- year old Addy is about to graduate high school when she is thrown into the world of Chaos. She quickly befriends all the Realmwalkers, including Sam, the handsome leader of the Realmwalkers, and Mikhail, the quiet and mysterious Realmwalker no one seems to trust.
I thought Mikhail was one of my favorite characters, he was always ke
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Amber
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have received this book for free from goodreads first reads. For starters, C.M. Fenn has a great imagination to have created such an amazing book. This book contained so much action, a bit of romance, and unexpected twists. Once I started reading, it was so hard for me to put the book down. It kept me interested from page one. I can not wait to read the next chronicle in this series to find out what happens next. I highly recommend this book to others, so that they can also experience the even ...more
Rebecca Nelson
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Very engaging from the start. I found myself thinking about this book throughout the day. The story was creative and kept me guessing. Highly recommend for those who love suspenseful adventure.
Tiffany
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
In the vampire-ridden world of YA fiction, I thought Chaos was wonderfully original. Great debut novel!
Sarah Stout
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am terrible at writing reviews but I couldn't stop reading this. I can't wait for the next one. It has a great mix of everything, drama, humor, action, all of it and wonderful characters. The main character especially is lovely, strong female without any of the normal cliches. Even the little bit of romance felt natural and not like it was the main focus unlike a lot of young adult books. Read this book!
Jeff
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is very compellng. CM Fenn's writing is also very witty, I can't remember a book when I "laughed out loud" as much as while reading "Chaos". The concept is original as well as the characters. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who likes books such as The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, Divergent, The Hunger Games, etc.
Haley Mccall
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down and read most of it in one sitting. This book was intriguing, and very captivating. Definitely one if the best books I read in a long time! I highly recommend this book, it won't disappoint you!
ashley
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. I did like chaos and its world. Characters were cute, but it didn't feel like any of them were ever anything below the surface, so to speak... Except maybe Harmony. Overall it was enjoyable and kept my attention well.
Daniel
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM A FIRST READS GIVEAWAY. THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH I ACQUIRED THE BOOK HAVE NOT INFLUENCED THE CONTENT OF THIS REVIEW, WHICH CONTAINS MY FULL AND CANDID OPINION OF "CHAOS."

Story: 4 3/4
Writing: 3 1/2
Overall rating: 4

Chaos is an eminently enjoyable young adult adventure which is made all the more remarkable by its being the author's first published novel. Fenn is, simply put, a born storyteller. The novel is tightly constructed, and despite seemingly relying on familiar c
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Hanna
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5
Teneille Pryce
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A young beautiful girl searched all of goodreads for a decent book and among all the overrated disappointments she finally found a gem called Chaos.

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The set up is good. The execution is good. Everything is so good. However, let's go to what I really want to discuss the characters.

Adelaide/ Addy
At first I was a little hesitant about her, but she proved to be very reliable and have her head on her shoulders. There were times when she'd mess up, yet she always reflected and grew from her mistakes
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Kim Dyer
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was really pleasantly surprised by Chaos. Although it's very long for a YA debut novel, the story never got boring. I largely read it over the course of one train ride because I just wanted to know how it would wrap up. The plot of the novel is also very original, building a coherent world that was easy for the reader to understand.

I only have a couple of gripes with the plot and structure. Firstly was the tone. It was all just infuriatingly upbeat. While this did make a change from the more t
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Linsy
You know what they say: "Don't judge a book by its cover." Not that this is a bad cover; it just does nothing to really portray the straight-up killer story it's hiding.

Now, I'm not going to say that this story didn't have its many parallels to other books I have read, because it did. But it was still so different in its own right. Still so original. Still so engaging. I really had a hard time putting it down to go to bed. But, I finally figured, maybe if I go to bed, I will wake up in Chaos an
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Nicola
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-read
I received a copy of Chaos signed (Wishing me all the best, in case you were interested) by C.M. Fenn through winning a giveaway on this site. I must say, I was really pleasantly surprised! As I sat and read the first chapter, I wondered if I would be able to make it all the way through this book (whilst a nice style of writing, it seemed nothing special and there was a little too much use of capital letters to emphasise words for my liking) but I quickly became engrossed in the story and her st ...more
Crystal
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from goodreads giveaways and I am going to review it honestly.
The first few chapters I really couldn't get into it was just a bit boring but then bam it got really good. Originally Addy thought she was dreaming when she entered Chaos but it turned out that she really wasn't. Chaos is another realm when you fall asleep top-side aka on earth you end up in Chaos and when you fall asleep in Chaos you return top-side. Addy meets so many people that become her family and she even falls
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roxi Net
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roxiown
Such a great introduction to The Realmwalker Chronicles!!! I couldn't put this book down and it reminded me of The Number Four series (which I love!)

Addy is such a sweet and caring character with a hidden toughness that is completely endearing. I feel in love with her character as well as with the characters of the other Realmwalkers - even the most prickliest. Fenn did an amazing job drawing the reader in immediately by Addy as she comes to terms with her dreams come reality. It's been quite so
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Brandy
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Every awkward kid's dream - to learn that they are special rather than just weird. The Realmwalkers live a dual life protecting the world while also trying to be a part of it. Chaos introduces you to a new world with its own set of rules, an array of unique characters, and your basic bad guys. The supporting characters are well imagined and thoroughly developed, a feat given the number (12) we meet in the first book. The story was w
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When CM Fenn was a child she surrounded herself with fascinating friends and lived wild adventures every day. No matter they all existed within her mind. As an adult, she's finding what a joy it can be to set all these mind musings free onto pages for other like minded dreamers to explore.

When she's not writing you can usually find her spending time with her kids, going to concerts, spoiling her d
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