What if you awoke to find yourself in an entirely different world where your very existence threatened not only your life but the lives of everyone around you – what would you be willing to do to survive?
In Callasandra Fractured, the story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Cassi who, when disaster hits and a dark family secret is revealed, must come to terms with the terrible realization that nothing is as it seems. A dangerous secret and enemies everywhere, Cassi becomes Callasandra and must find the strength and courage to fight for her life and the ones she loves.
In Callasandra Fractured, the unique action and thrill of the story are intertwined with the beauty of music. Throughout Callasandra Fractured, music is used to convey hidden messages as well as to provide cover for characters sharing dark secrets and critical information. Stephanie Douglas worked with musicians from all over the world to artfully create this immersive, one-of-a-kind cinematic reading experience.
Stephanie Douglas is a Young Adult author who loves to dabble in the dissident and vulnerable world of dystopian adventure. As a young girl, Stephanie poured through books and ultimately fell in love with stories where characters were forced to rely on their wit and courage to carry them through danger, hardship, and loss – who at the end of the story, were irreversibly transformed into the leader they were destined to be. With a love for storytelling and an equal passion for music, Stephanie is currently working on books two and three in the Callasandra series, which, like Callasandra Fractured, will be filled with twists and turns and incredible music. Stay tuned!
I won this book in a giveaway and after reading it in 2.5 days can say without a doubt that I am SO SAD THIS BOOK IS NOT MORE POPULAR. I am going to recommend it to all of my friends. A dystopian thriller that involves quantum physics??? Sign me the hell up. I also really loved the touch in the kindle version of the book with the interactive music experience. There was so much thought placed into this book. It also tackles some very important issues that are (especially) hot topics currently: human trafficking. Please please please pick it up and read it!!
If you are a fan of The Hunger Games, Red Sparrow, or Divergent, then you are going to love Callasandra Fractured. Cassi, a young teenage girl goes through such an amazing journey facing countless life threatening obstacles, simply trying to get back to her family. A cautionary coming of age tale that sucks you into the story from the first paragraph. I couldn't put it down! This story has so many correlations to the our own US political struggle with the truth, tolerance, the power of celebrity and political corruption. The addition of music using QR codes is truly inspired! I found the music not only enhanced the reading experienced, but brought a whole other element of storytelling as the music performance itself is a tool used by the characters to communicate, spy and hide. The soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful and truly sets a mood each time it is used. I look forward to the next book and hope there is even more music! In the year of the woman, during a stormy US political climate, Cassi and her friends are hope for a better future where empowered young women and men truly can make the world a better place! This is a story I would love to see as a film! So....when is the next book coming out? That was quite a cliffhanger Ms. Douglas that I didn't see coming!
I LOVED this book – I read it twice! It’s a fast paced dystopian thriller that will make your heart race. I got sucked into the story immediately and lost track of time! The characters are fascinating - some are disturbing, some are inspiring - and the story is rich with intrigue and nail-biting/breath holding moments. It was very difficult to stop reading! I highly recommend it to anyone that loves riveting dystopian fiction. Also - the MUSIC was such an innovative idea! I like that it was optional (it doesn't automatically play, you scan a QR code) but it seriously added a whole new layer to the reading experience. It’s not an audible book, it’s music that is described as happening in the story that you can listen to as well. It really felt like I was IN the story, listening to the music along with the characters. And it really created an ambiance and a feel to those scenes. I’ve never even heard of such a thing before. Brilliant!
Excellent story about a girl finding herself lost in a parallel dimension. The story keeps you captivated until the very end. I do wish the end hadn't been so abrupt...I wonder if there will be a follow up book. I won this book thru a goodreads.com giveaway