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‘IN BETWEEN SEASONS’ by CASSANDRA GIOVANNI Review

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At eighteen there is one thing Kate Ericson is certain of—the world is at war and has been since she was two years old. That was when her father pulled her family and a group of close friends to a God forsaken place in the middle of nowhere. For Kate there is no escape from the sea of lies she is drowning in until her world collides with Hunter Marks—the son of her father’s biggest opponent. An opponent that Kate didn’t even know existed. What Hunter kidnaps Kate for, and what her family will try to kill her to keep secret, is a knowledge that she doesn’t have. Now Kate’s innocence seems to becoming undone at the seams of reality. Hunter then finds himself fighting the hopelessness that is creeping into the edges of her heart as she learns more about the corruption that has devoured their lives. As Hunter and Kate forge a strong and unique relationship it becomes clear that their love is something that the bureaucracy never expected, and that Hunter’s father will do whatever he can to destroy it. Hunter believes he must sacrifice love in order to teach Kate that the world’s deadliest weapon is her. Hunter and Kate will have to find the strength to rise above a deception that is so great, even the ones who created it don’t realize its depth.

In Between Seasons is a new kind of post-apocalyptic novel, one that focuses on the characters and uses the lack of understanding of a corrupt world as the backdrop to shape them into who they are as people.

REVIEW

Genre: dystopian, romance, YA,  couldn’t put down
Rating: 4 stars

I’d initially like to point out that before I started this book I had had several personal issues, including the loss of my Nan, all of which had made reading difficult for me as I found I lacked concentration and the ability to involve with a book. That was until I opened Cassandra Giovanni’s ‘In Between Seasons’!!
Immediately I found myself immersed into the post-apocalyptic world of Kate and Hunter and several hours later when I clicked the final page on my Kindle, although I was still physically sat in the same place on me sofa, I felt emotionally still with them.
The reader is introduced to Kate questioning the world she lives in – she feels the history she has been told surrounding the demise of the government into martial law is not a true one – and the house they live in now with its select choice of friends as house mates is convenient and uncomfortable.
However, Kate’s questions and more are unexpectedly answered when she is kidnapped from her home by Hunter and taken as a POW.
Cassandra Giovanni allows the story to develop between Hunter and Kate beautifully and at times I felt my heart in my mouth. However the plot concerns so much more than just their relationship – Kate learns more about the world in which she lives and her family; she learns how to fight and how to make friends.
I was given this eBook by the author in exchange for an honest review but I would recommend ‘In Between Seasons’ to all fans of Young Adult Romance or Dystopian Fiction.
Hunter and Kate’s characters are both strong, likeable and as Kate is the narrator it allows the reader to feel more sympathy for her situation.
I really enjoyed this book and am so excited there is going to be a sequel!!!!
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