In Between Seasons

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In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as ...
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Overview

In 2021 the world as we know it changed. The government collapsed, and the worst characteristics of human nature were shown as the world fell into ruins. Years after The Fall, the Tribes that were established are still at war. They still fight to keep what they pillaged, and most of all, they fight to keep their lies a secret. In a world filled with deception, nothing is as it seems.
I was born into this world.
Hunter Marks was molded into this world; a General- a person cold and harsh. A person meant to kill me.
We were told to just believe.
We were taught to never question.
We're supposed to be robots and accept our roles in this altered society.
Too bad Hunter and I don't follow the rules.
And we're a hell of a lot stronger than they ever thought possible.
They've been searching for the world's deadliest weapon.
It's me.
And I'm not following the leader any more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499516821
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/25/2014
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. 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. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n'ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.
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  • Posted September 25, 2012

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    Perfectly Seasoned

    If you're looking for a good read - one that will keep you flipping your virtual pages, this is the book for you! I started the book before bed and stayed up for a good portion of the night, only to finish it the next day. No spoilers from me...sorry, you have to read this awesome book yourself ;) Can't wait for Cassandra's next book Walking in the Shadows!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    I really enjoyed this novel! i found Giovanni's plot and story l

    I really enjoyed this novel! i found Giovanni's plot and story line of
    the dystopian romance very refreshing. The dystopia she created was very
    plausible. The world is only a few years into the future and the life
    style isn't drastically changed. I could recognize and believe that the
    world could end like this. I like that the people still had some common
    items and product we did. I also very fond of the love story. I love
    Hunter and Kate <3 They were so cute together. I like how Giovanni
    made them feel like a real world couple. They were so blunt and normal.
    I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes romance and/or
    dystopian novel. Giovanni did a good job writiing in both genres. I
    can't wait for the companion novel :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    This is an intriguing debut novel. I've just started reading dy

    This is an intriguing debut novel. I've just started reading dystopian fiction and "In Between Seasons" had me thinking, wondering, rooting for Kate, and later Hunter. Ms. Giovanni gives nothing away with her realistic voice and the plot. As you read, you are given glimpses of what has happened to the world, and just who really is the enemy, and who is in charge. There was a twist at the end that I didn't see coming, and it made me want a sequel right now. The tension between the characters keeps you guessing and you do have to wonder about those ladies on the sofa and what they have to do with the world situation. Even better, nothing is spelled out - the story unfolds in action and dialogue.

    As I mentioned, this is a debut novel and while not perfect (what is?), it is a promising start for a young author that I envision growing from strength to strength and improving upon what she has done here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2012

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    I was leery because I feel like I am over the dystopian genre. H

    I was leery because I feel like I am over the dystopian genre. However, as over as I might think I am, a good read is a good read and In Between Seasons is a true page turner and a good read.

    In Between Seasons hits the ground running from the first chapter and I found it to be exhilarating . The reader has to learn on the run, literally, who the characters are and what they are all about. The action was fast paced and precise. I really don't remember ever wanting or having to skip through material because I wanted to move faster than the author. Giovanni keeps the reader moving. For me, the only thing that did come too fast was the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    I don't normally like dystopian fiction but this one was pretty

    I don't normally like dystopian fiction but this one was pretty good. I
    absolutely feel in love with Kate and Hunter. There attraction to each
    other was heated and felt like it was forbidden. Each time they had
    their personal time I was wanting more, but they would not allow things
    to move forward. Their love was forbidden because they came from enemy
    tribes, but they were willing to risk it. They were what you would call
    love and first sight. Overall, I really enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2014

    In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni is a wonderful read.  I

    In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni is a wonderful read.  I absolutely devoured it. I became so caught up in the characters and story line, that I seriously forgot how long the book was, and it is a long one. It just flew by, it was so well written.  The fear, questions, and momentum never abated.  It was edge of your seat gripping and would make a fantastic movie!  Happily, all of my questions were answered at the end, so I cannot wait to see where Giovanni takes us next.  Highly recommend.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

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    When I read the synopsis for this book I was really excited beca

    When I read the synopsis for this book I was really excited because there aren’t a lot of New Adult Post-Apocalyptic stories out there. Once I actually started reading the book, I knew this would be a series I could easily become addicted to.
    Hunter and Kate meet under unusual circumstances but quickly realized they have a lot in common. It was obvious that they had an instant connection. They’re both strong and stubborn people. Hunter is skilled at what he does but he also has this tenderness with Kate at times that was so sweet to see. Kate knows there’s more outside the world she’s grown up knowing and when Hunter starts answering questions for her, she still holds her head high and doesn’t let it weigh her down. I really admired her as a person. I really liked both of the personalities as well. It was very easy to get emotionally involved in their wellbeing while reading the story.
    The story line had me glued to my tablet from the opening words and I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished. I easily read it in a few hours since I was eager to find out what would happen next. The book flowed easily and I found the descriptions very well written. It was easy to submerge myself in their world. I truly enjoyed this story and can’t wait for more in the series. 5 out of 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Most YA readers like a bit of romance in the plot, and this book

    Most YA readers like a bit of romance in the plot, and this book, In Between Seasons, does not disappoint. Probably my most favorite thing about the book is how well Giovanni goes into the complexity of a relationship. The miscues, misunderstandings, the discovery, the fear...all of these things that truly happen in a real relationship. I also really liked how the author begins the book and sets it straight into the plot. In fact, the initial kidnapping of Kate is so quick and easy, the idea that she likes being kidnapped was hard for me to digest, but also intrigued me to wonder why she would be so willing to leave.
    Giovanni describes an interesting society, a sort of futuristic dystopian, that has come from people unwilling to give up war. Sounds eerily like the world we live in now! I read the book being drawn into the relationships that are made and forced, and left wanting to know more about the secrets and developments of the world after the final war. I enjoyed how much the author put into the relationship between Kate and Hunter, and was hoping for more about the actual societies and the worlds they had become. Giovanni hints at a lot of the details, and doesn't go off on a tangent or drag the plot along. What is important, is Kate and Hunter's freedom for themselves and for the lives they want to lead. I think the book stays true to its message and delivers on the romantic justice that we all look for! I look forward to reading more of Giovanni's stories.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

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    Kate Ericson has always known her life is a lie. Despite knowing

    Kate Ericson has always known her life is a lie. Despite knowing that a war has been raging for the past sixteen years, she doesn’t know how it started, why it’s happening or indeed anything about her world, and refuses to believe the stories she’s been told, all of which are flawed. It’s a shock when she’s kidnapped by Hunter, a general from another tribe, even more so when she finds out its thought she knows of a secret weapon that can be used against the tribe Hunter belongs to, run by his father – who is, she discovers, her father’s greatest enemy. Gradually, Kate learns more about the type of world she’s living in and comes to realise there really is only one person she can trust.

    This was absolutely not what I was expecting. Even taking into account the notice (which I read far too late) beneath the GR synopsis, this book is far more character-focused than I would have thought. The book centres on Kate and Hunter both as individual characters and as a couple, with the world used only as a background. There was a significant lack of detail which I think worked in one way but perhaps failed in others. It very much helped to emphasise the characters, thus achieving the author’s goal. At the same time, I think I would have liked some time taken to be introduced to the world more fully, at least the world as Kate knows it. The writing had a distinctively rushed feel to it, and it was not long at all before the action kicked off. There were so many opportunities here for detail, and it would have helped with the confusion I couldn’t help but feel at times. Having said that, that confusion didn’t last long and I could quickly pick up what was happening.

    Kate was a likeable character. It was good to see that, even if she didn’t know the truth, she still recognised the lies. Because of that, there wasn’t any time wasted in her trying to hold onto her old beliefs – already she was a stronger character, ready to move on, and that saved frustration. She wasn’t hesitant in leaving her old life behind and when the time came, she learnt how to fight, knowing it was necessary. What I would have liked to see in her character is perhaps some sort of emotional conflict to help her be more believable. When she found out the full truth about her family, she was quite accepting of it and was more than prepared to defeat them. It was up to another character to tell her that she didn’t want to kill someone she was supposed to be close to. She also had a habit of spilling everything at once and openly criticising things that were accepted by everyone else, which wasn’t a particularly sensible thing to do.

    Hunter had me straight-up melting. Being a general and kidnapper, you’d think he’d be cold and indifferent, right? Not so. I felt really sorry for him because he had to keep up that facade in front of his comrades and his father. Especially his father. He had to go along with their crude jokes and opinions and basically not show his soft core. Around Kate, he was completely the opposite. He was allowed to show he cared, and it was more than evident that he did. It was sweet to see how she could see the turmoil in his eyes while everyone else looked at him and thought he had no emotions. The relationship between them was, I felt, a bit too quick to develop – and Kate was too quick to trust him – but somehow it wasn’t as annoying.

    Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable book despite the flaws. I was surprised to find myself with something that was more romance than dystopia, but seeing as I’m something of a romance junkie (there, I admitted it!), it wasn’t too much of a problem for me. I would have liked a lot more world-building and explanation, and there were a lot of grammatical errors, but it wasn’t too hard to see past the latter and in the end, I just kept on reading. I’m definitely looking forward to reading Walking in the Shadows, which is being released next month.

    A big thank you to the author for providing me with a copy in exhange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    I enjoyed this book. I feel that Giovanni did a very good

    I enjoyed this book. I feel that Giovanni did a very good job at
    writing the book and she came up with some very interesting parts to the
    book. However, I also feel that the book could have used some more
    editing. My impression was that the characters from Kate's tribe could
    have used some more developing to add more depth to them. Additionally,
    I, personally, would liked to have seen a few more character flaws in
    the male protagonist. Also, there were a few tiny bits that felt like
    they could be rewritten a little better. Overall though, none of these
    problems are major. I simply think that with a bit more polishing, this
    story could have really shined. The few issues I have with the book
    aside, I thought the premise was interesting and I enjoyed how the plot
    played out. Other than the obvious romance potential between the
    protagonists, Kate and Hunter, I found that the book was not overly
    predictable, something I enjoy very much in a book. This book defiantly
    had some cleverly written lines. I simply would have liked more of
    them. Overall, I would recommend this book for a light read. It
    defiantly is worth it if you are looking for an escape from your normal
    life. Even though I would not recommend this book if you are looking
    for amazing literature, I am looking forward to reading Giovanni's
    future novels and I think that future novels written by her could be
    amazing literature indeed. Note: I received this book from the author
    free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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    Posted December 28, 2012

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