The Cassandra Complex

The Cassandra Complex

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 11/05/2023
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The Cassandra Complex
Fantastic time-hopping, with neurotypical MC!
Before I start, I'd like to address previous reviews stating they didn't 'get' Cassandra, and therefore didn't like her, and rated the book poorly due to t... READ MORE
Emily M at Manchester Arndale
The Cassandra Complex
Fun and though provoking
Reading this whirlwind adventure of Cassandra Penelope Dankworth trying to sort her life out was an absolute delight. I could not find it in me to put the ... READ MORE
Holly at Maidstone
The Cassandra Complex
A brilliant and entertaining read!
Cassandra is having the day from hell, but after losing both her job and boyfriend she realises that she can time travel and rewrite her own history. This ... READ MORE
Bridget @Sutton
The Cassandra Complex
The Cassandra Complex
As a late diagnosed autistic myself, I've been looking forward to reading the Cassandra Complex for months. I found it a good representation of so many of ... READ MORE
Kenna Hook
The Cassandra Complex
Heartwarming
I absolutely loved this book, Cassandra was so well portrayed and I found little pieces of myself within her character (I’m not diagnosed as on the spectru... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth

Synopsis

The hilarious new Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Published in the USA as Cassandra in Reverse. If you had the power to change the past... where would you start? Cassie has never really fitted in. She remembers everything. Understands nothing. And consistently says the wrong thing. So when she gets dumped, fired AND her local café runs out of banana muffins - all in one day - it feels like the end of the world. But then Cassie discovers she has the power to go back and change things. With endless chances to get it right, can she stop it all from going wrong?

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529195934
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 146 x 42 mm

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The Cassandra Complex
An unusual story, with a touch of humour
Cassandra seems to be failing at everything. She has just been fired at work, her boyfriend Will has dumped her, and her flatmates want her to leave. Ho... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
The Cassandra Complex
The Cassandra Complex
Cassandra Dankworth loves routine and it is obvious that she is on the autism spectrum. I did find the book a strange one and could not really take to the... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
The Cassandra Complex
Time travel on the spectrum
Cassandra likes rules to follow, everything in it's place and no unexpected behaviour from people. The world has too many inputs and she only feels safe in... READ MORE
Bri C
The Cassandra Complex
Time travel and Autism a witty intelligent novel
I absolutely loved this delightful gem of a book it will be one of my top reads of the year combining 2 things I love in novels Autism and Time travel The... READ MORE
Sarah m Benjamin
The Cassandra Complex
Worth a read
Well, this story certainly was different, it doesn't really fit into a category, it's not romance, fantasy or history yet it touches on all these but it is... READ MORE
Marian Girling
The Cassandra Complex
Unusual time travel story
This is a fairly unique time travel story that encompasses Cassandra who is on the spectrum (undiagnosed) and finds relating to others difficult. Early on ... READ MORE
Sue Urquhart
The Cassandra Complex
Recommended for fans of ‘Eleanor Oliphant’ and ‘The Midnight Library’
Isolated and misunderstood, Cassandra Dankworth is having a bad day. Having been dumped and fired within the space of hours, she uses her ability to go bac... READ MORE
Laura Oliphant
The Cassandra Complex
Entertaining, thoughtful and unique
After finishing this book I just wanted to run around telling everyone to buy it because it's incredible. I adored Cassie and though at the beginning I was... READ MORE
Gem Fletcher
The Cassandra Complex
Favourite book of the year and it’s only February
I loved Loved LOVED this book. Absolutely adored Cassandra for her brazeness and frankness. She was a breath of fresh air to read because the way she sees ... READ MORE
Genevieve Scott
The Cassandra Complex
Brilliant!
Holly's first adult fiction book is brilliant! Cassandra is a wonderfully complex and misunderstood character. I adore everything about this book, but espe... READ MORE
The Cassandra Complex
Fabulous new adult fiction from Holly Smale!
I love Holly Smale! Both my daughters read her books. As a librarian, I took a group to students on a bookshop visit trip, and I have followed her diagnos... READ MORE
Margaret Brownlie
The Cassandra Complex
A thoughtful, funny and touching book
I loved this book. A thoughtful, funny and touching book. Initially I though Cassie was going to irritate with all her quirks, but as the story progresse... READ MORE
Jo Lanaghan
The Cassandra Complex
Absolutely fantastic
This was one of the most amazing novels I've read. I loved every minute of it and I was extremely sad when it came to an end. Cassie is FANTASTIC and her... READ MORE
Carmen Jimenez
The Cassandra Complex
A Funny, Interesting and Clever Adult Debut
Well that was a surprise. I really thought after the first chapter or so that I was really going to get irritated or Cassandra was going to get on my nerve... READ MORE
Kateoshea
The Cassandra Complex
Connection, discovery and time travel
Cassandra Dankworth keeps having a bad day. The same bad day. Over and over. And no matter how many times she relives it, she can’t seem to do the right th... READ MORE
Jess D
The Cassandra Complex
Time travel with a difference- and laughs
Cassandra has the worst day ever. Her boyfriend ends their relationship, she is fired from her job and her flatmates want her to find another place. When s... READ MORE
Jackie Murrell
The Cassandra Complex
Meet Cassie
Meet Cassie who struggles to connect with people, who is in a flat share with people who hate her and about to be dumped fired and evicted on the same day.... READ MORE
Monifa Misir
The Cassandra Complex
Unique, quirky and original story
What an original story from a unique perspective. The story of Cassandra who has a different perspective from the average person - on life, friends, love, ... READ MORE
Deborah  Baillie
The Cassandra Complex
The Cassandra Complex
Oh my goodness!! Holly Smale is talent like no other. Cassandra Penelope Dankworth is a phenomenal force of personality. As an autistic myself, Cassandra ... READ MORE
Laura Jayne Breed
The Cassandra Complex
Brilliant
This is a fantastic read, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend.
Emma Renshaw
The Cassandra Complex
One not to be missed
This is the first book I have read by Holly Smale and I just loved it. For me it was certainly an eyeopener, and yet I find it hard to categorise. The prot... READ MORE
Marie Keane
The Cassandra Complex
What if you could relive moments over and over again? Would life always work out how you wanted?
‘The Cassandra Complex’ introduces us to Cassandra Penelope Dankworth who lives her life struggling to deal with each day, whether it’s other people existi... READ MORE
Shona Holmes-Berry
The Cassandra Complex
An interesting read
Well, this story certainly was different, it doesn't really fit into a category, it's not romance, fantasy or history yet it touches on all these but it is... READ MORE
Marian Girling
The Cassandra Complex
Can Cass get it right or is she doomed to her fate(s)???
Wow, I was not expecting this. I have read a few time-centric books recently and this was a unique take. While the blurb gives you a little glimpse, this i... READ MORE
BKind2Books
The Cassandra Complex
A brilliant read with a fantastic protagonist
I love time travel stories, especially when they’re accessible and easy to read like The Cassandra Complex is. It manages to be heartwarming, highly entert... READ MORE
Laura Nazmdeh
The Cassandra Complex
Neurodiverse time-travel novel
Cassandra Dankworth is a woman of structure and routine. The same thing for breakfast every day, the same lunch at the same time every day, a place for eve... READ MORE
Alison Robinson
The Cassandra Complex
quirky, unique, funny story of life and love
What an original story from a unique perspective. The story of Cassandra who has a different perspective from the average person - on life, friends, love, ... READ MORE
Deborah  Baillie
The Cassandra Complex
A fun and heartwarming read
Cassandra, our loveable and wonderful neurodivergent protagonist, turns out to be time traveller. Despite her best efforts to fix the problems in her life... READ MORE
Lynn Allington
The Cassandra Complex
Meet Cassie
Meet Cassie who struggles to connect with people, who is in a flat share with people who hate her and about to be dumped fired and evicted on the same day.... READ MORE
Monifa Misir
The Cassandra Complex
New favourite
I usually read closer to publication date but I couldn’t wait with this. And what a JOY this was. I loved absolutely everything about it and Holly Smale is... READ MORE
Raena Harrigan
The Cassandra Complex
Loved every word
Wow - well done to Holly Smale, this is unlike anything I've read before and I absolutely loved it. Cassandra, our main character, has neurodiversities a... READ MORE
KathVBtn
The Cassandra Complex
Autism and Time travel what's not to love about this engaging book
I absolutely loved this delightful gem of a book it will be one of my top reads of the year combining 2 things I love in novels Autism and Time travel The... READ MORE
Sarah m Benjamin
The Cassandra Complex
Good idea, but slightly confusing
I really liked the idea of this book about Cassie, who finds she can jump back in time to change events in her life, but it didn't quite live up to my expe... READ MORE
Claire McPartlin
The Cassandra Complex
Great
A great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Emma Renshaw
The Cassandra Complex
Gorgeous.
‘There are infinite things you can do with time. You can save it, spend it, stitch it, kill it. You can beat it, steal it and watch it fly. You can do t... READ MORE
Emma Lucas-Copley
The Cassandra Complex
Interesting read.
The first half of the book took a bit of getting into but by the time I was into the second half I was hooked. It is a great story. I really enjoyed Cassan... READ MORE
Barbara
The Cassandra Complex
Quirkly little read
When i first started this book I thought it was going to be a kind of Bridget Jones spin-off but then it all changed. I found it amusing at first, Cass was... READ MORE
Teresa Ryder
The Cassandra Complex
Wonderful Read
A wonderful read that is funny and emotional. I really liked Cassandra and the time travel aspect. I really recommend. Thanks to the publishers Century Bo... READ MORE
Michelle C
The Cassandra Complex
Time travel perfection!
Cassandra Dankworth is having a terrible day. She’s been fired from her job and her boyfriend has dumped her, but what really tips her over the edge is the... READ MORE
Susie’s Book Reviews
The Cassandra Complex
Light-hearted book for a young audience!
Cassandra’s story starts when her boyfriend of four months abruptly finishes with her and straight afterwards her boss sacks her for not being a ‘people’ p... READ MORE
Joan Clapham
The Cassandra Complex
Funny, heartwarming and authentic
Cassandra Dankworth is having a terrible day. She’s been fired from her job and her boyfriend has dumped her, but what really tips her over the edge is the... READ MORE
Susie’s Book Reviews
The Cassandra Complex
Interesting concept
Meet Cassandra Penelope Dankworth. She likes everything in order and as it should be, right down to which colour of jumpsuit should be worn to work each d... READ MORE
Christina Walker
The Cassandra Complex
Time travel for beginners
This is a fabulous book. It is a beautiful exploration of how a high functioning autistic person relates to the world around them. It is wrapped up in a b... READ MORE
Richard Evans
The Cassandra Complex
Awesome Book! Read it!
'My theory is that my brain is like a lazy IT department, and every time there's a problem with the electrics it just panics and pulls the plug out at the ... READ MORE
Sam's_Fireside
The Cassandra Complex
The Cassandra Complex
⭐️ 4 ⭐️ I really enjoyed The Cassandra Complex.   I’ve read other books by Holly Smale and already knew that I liked her writing style. I thought the cha... READ MORE
Dee