Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Seasons Within
Lele Iturrioz
(Acorn Publishing)
Publication date: December 15th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter “G” on its front holds the secret to her past.
G’s life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she’s been haunted by the same nightmare—a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to wield the four elements, and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G’s life begins to unravel. When she meets her new Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.
It’s dangerous not knowing who you are, what you’re capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.

My Review
 Seasons Within sounded like an intriguing book when I first read the synopsis. Plus, the cover was pretty cool and drew me in. The story itself had some really good potential, but unfortunately (at least for me), it lacked the "oomph" I was expecting it to have.

Seasons Within tells the story of an orphaned girl named G who can't remember her name, who she is, where she came from, etc. All she has is her friend Priyam and a necklace she's always worn with the letter G on it. It isn't until a new Chemistry teacher appears at G's school that things start to get really weird. And when her necklace is broken, G's life takes a turn that she never expected.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say this: I felt the story had a really great premise, but it felt rushed, and there were a lot of grammatical errors that detracted from my enjoyment. I was also a little disappointed that the book took a turn and went down "love triangle alley" as I like to call it, rather than sticking to a fun, fantastical coming-of-age story with a unique twist.

Overall, Seasons Within wasn't a bad book. I just think if it was polished by an editor and maybe didn't seem so rushed, and if there wasn't so much focus on the love triangle, it would have been a really good read. I'm rating it 3 stars out of 5, mostly because of the pacing and multiple errors. While I enjoyed the idea behind the story, it wasn't executed as well as it could have been.


Author Bio:
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco.

I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within
I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.




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