Seasons Within #1
Published December 15th 2016
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.
About the Author
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.
It took me a little while to get into Season Within because the writing style isn't the greatest. From what I understand from the Acknowledgements, Iturrioz is of Spanish tongue, and it very clear in the writing that it has been translated to English with the awkward phrasing of things. However, once I got past the grammar and focused on the story being told - it hooked me.
The are 13 characters of significance in the book, which seems like a lot when you put into words, but Iturrioz made it work. Each character is so unique in personality, traits, and appearance, that they are easy to distinguish from each other, while also being memorable enough that if a character isn't present for a scene or two, you don't forget who they are. Everyone plays off each other so well, it makes for a very entertaining read. (Special mention to 'The Twins,' the super bad-arse, Aussie, ninja-like humans kicking butt and taking names, and just being all-round awesomeness! Represent!)
Seasons Within is a little slow to start, but stick with it, and let Iturrioz take you on a crazy adventure of laughs, mystery, and self-discovery. I would recommend for people who love Maria V. Snyder's Healer Series, and Jennifer Armentrout's Dark Elements Series.
3 out of 5
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