Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Blog Tour: In Between Seasons By Cassandra Giovanni

 
Welcome to this stop on the In Between Seasons Blog Tour! For you today I have a review of the spectacular novel that is In Between Seasons.
 
 
In Between Seasons
Series: The Fall #1
Release Date: 9th May 2012
Format: ebook
Pages: 242
 
Synopsis: 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: Wow! I loved this book! When I was given the opportunity to review this book and be apart of the blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I hadn't heard of the novel before but the synopsis really intrigued me. I read this book in a day but I really didn't want to let the characters go, I wanted to keep them there and read all about their futures and what happened next. The characters were so strong and lovable and together they were perfect. I loved the chemistry between them and how even though they were so different they were the best things to happen to each other. It really was opposites attracting although when the begin to get to know each other they are more similar than they first thought. I just loved this book!
 
In Between Seasons begins with Kate minding her own business at home when a stranger comes and kidnaps her. That stranger is Hunter and he's just doing what his father is telling him. Kate realises that Hunter isn't evil she can see how the orders are strangling him and he's doing things against his will. Kate realises Hunter has done her a favour by taking her away from all the lies that surrounded her. All her life she's been hidden from the harsh world outside of her home and she didn't even know the power her father held in this ruined world. Kate has to question her past to try and figure out what her fathers secret weapon is. They haven't gone far before her past catches up with her and this is the first look she gets to see just how blind she had been. The people she was closest too and trusted are now are out to get her and remove the threat. Hunter tries to protect her but this doesn't stop Kate seeing the reality of what her world has become. Danger follows close by and soon she will be in the enemies territory.
 
In Between Seasons is very character driven and I loved that about the novel. It was really interesting watching the two of them find out who they truly are when their families aren't breathing down their necks. Both were bought up in a very controlled state, Hunter was bought up to be the ultimate solider where Kate was stuck out in the country believing her family were poor. Instead their families were the two leading ones in the world of ruin. I loved how the characters developed and learnt the truth about their world. Also how they fell for each other, it was so sweet watching it happen. It just makes me grin thinking about it, I want to read it again so I can experience it once more.
 
Kate had always been questioning her father about the world and she knew something wasn't quite right but she just went on with her life. At first she seemed like a cold girl but we soon see her warming up. She had a hidden humour under the shell and she was brilliant. Hunter too was hilarious, his facade is a soldier but as soon as they hiding in a safe place his shields fall down. This is partly Kate's doing and there's chemistry right from the start and it was so brilliantly written. Each of their pasts had shaped their personalities but they bought out the best in one another and they were so perfect. I'm going to stop rambling on about their perfect love now.
 
In Between Seasons is a fast paced novel with a love story at it's heart. The characters are truly spectacular and I loved them all. This really is a rare gem of a novel. It has a great plot, detailed characters and very fast paced action. I loved this book! I think you will too!
 
 
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About the Author:

Cassandra Giovanni is an avid writer of young adult novels and can’t wait to share her work with you. The genres of her novels include dystopian, paranormal, mystery and romance all aimed at appealing to adults and young adults alike. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. She began writing at a very young age, in fact from the moment she could draw she was telling stories that way. At age seven she won a contest in American Girl Doll to have a chapter she had written published. From that point on she was always writing, if not on paper than in her head. In May 2012 she published her first novel, In Between Seasons, which demonstrated her unique writing style and approach to the genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. On Halloween 2012 Cassandra released her second novel, Walking in the Shadows. This novel puts a new twist on the obsession of vampires in literature and explores some of the darkest parts of human nature, while still showing that there is always hope–if we only choose to believe in ourselves
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Cassandra is also a professional photographer with areas of interest such as car features, floral and architecture. Her photography company, Gio Design Studios,will be transitioning into a publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company’s photography. She is currently studying to receive her associates degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other love of her life their dog, Bubski.
 
 
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