Seasons Within, Lele Iturrioz

Coming of Age, Fantasy, Magic & Sword and Sorcery, Teen & 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.

Seasons Within is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which alludes to a battle and one young woman’s journey which intrigued me. Now and then a reader will come across that one book that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what Seasons Within did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-read it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend Seasons Within to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review but Seasons Within is a novel not to be missed.

Seasons Within for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. Seasons Within was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Lele Iturrioz who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a fantasy novel which combines the themes this book does, and that is refreshing to me, and it is even more challenging to discover a fantasy story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous action sequences! Seasons Within does have action-packed moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!

Seasons Within is a remarkable book that will introduce the reader to the young protagonist of the novel, G. G is a young woman with a mystery that surrounds her life that she does not even know. G does not know where she came from or who she truly is; instead all she knows is that she is different in this aspect and even more so thanks to the unusual markings laced around her wrist.

G, ever since she was young has been haunted by violent and troubling nightmares of a waging war, full of despicable beasts and warriors who have the ability to ‘wield the four elements’. During this reoccurring dream she also dreams of a boy, and when G one day meets her new Chemistry professor who looks exactly like the boy in her dream, she is shaken. What follows next is a thrilling and captivating fantasy tale that is the perfect combination of a fantasy/coming of age story and it should not be missed book lovers!

The premise of Seasons Within is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book and all themes are explored by Iturrioz wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Seasons Within a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Iturrioz really has accomplished the near impossible, Iturrioz has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!

Lele Iturrioz is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Iturrioz instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in fantasy novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Seasons Within, the reader will not encounter this issue because Iturrioz instantly develops her character and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

Iturrioz is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Iturrioz’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonists of the novel.

Overall Seasons Within is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves fantasy or even coming of age stories then I implore you to read Seasons Within; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Seasons Within. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

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The way you describe this book makes me want to read it. One of my favorite authors is Neil Gaiman. Have you read his works? 😊

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