(Seasons Within #2)
Published by Acorn Publishing
Publication date: September 1st, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Guys!! The second novel in the Seasons Within it’s finally here! Spring is the squeal to Seasons Within (Seasons Within #1) by Lele Iturrioz. You can read my 4-star-rating review here:
By the way, the first novel is only 99 cents on Amazon, so if you want to discover new YA fantasy series, get your copy now!
Now, to the actual reason why you’re here: my review.
Since this is the second novel in the series, there will be some spoilers from book one. I will not reveal anything major, but I think it’s best if you in advance. You might not like spoilers at all.
Spring picks off where the last book ended. The gang continue their journey and they try their best to go to Terra as soon as possible. Of course, He would not make it easy for them, and a lot of fighting takes place.
As the first book, the plot is fast-paced and easy to follow. It’s very easy to get lost into the story. I feel like I read Spring in 10 minutes. That fast the time flew for me while reading this book.
I like the fact that there are tension moments, romantic ones, but also calm scenes or funny moments. Personally, I like how the author alternates adventure chapters, with relaxing ones. It keeps the reader hooked up and you do not get bored at all – on the contrary.
Another great detail about Spring is the fact that the author does not shy away to add some sad events. They also compliment the story really well, and it makes it more realistic. After all, G’s journey is very dangerous.
In my opinion there is a lot more character development in this novel. G grows into herself and we find out more about her. Edan becomes less mysterious, but still full of secrets. Willow manages to move forward and grows. Even the Marked One becomes interesting. In the first book, the Marked One , as you know, was not very present – she was more of a small, side character. However, in Spring Blondie chooses her own path as well, and she adds several twists to the story.
I also adore how the story does not focus only on the main character. All characters are important, including the villains. The gang is more like a family. Always having each other’s back and supporting one another. I really like the friendship between them.
Overall, all characters become even more interesting and the second and side characters become active.
I think there is more romance in this book than in the first one – and not just between the main characters.
Edan and G’s relationship starts to grow and develop. And I have to say, I enjoyed their scenes. I still want to know why Edan is so troubled. There are hints, but I am not 100% sure if my theory is correct. Which is good, it’s not predictable. 😉
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It is funny, fast-paced, and full of surprises. I also like how the author matured and grew. I love reading new authors and witnessing their development. 😀 I also really, really love how the author managed to develop her characters, but also move the plot forward. In other words, the reader gets to know the character through their action as well, but their action also move the story forward. The balance between the plot and character development is perfect.
Yes, yes!! Spring by Lele Iturrioz is really good and a fantastic continuation to Seasons Within. I am really confident that the author will blow my mind with the third book in the series!
For short, give this series a try. I am sure most of you will enjoy it. 🙂
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