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In Between Seasons

(The Fall #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Publisher's Note: ALL reviews dated prior to July 2014 are NOT representative of this novel, its content, current publisher or editors.

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 fi
Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published July 31st 2014 by Show n'ot Tell Publishing (first published May 31st 2010)
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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 fa ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

A great New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Romance.
The story is set in the year 2041 after “The Fall” in 2021. The book is the story of Kate and Hunter. The story opens with Kate in her tribe questioning everything that she knows that is until one day when she is ‘kidnapped’ by Hunter from another rival tribe. On her journey with Hunter, Kate questions everything that she knows and learns more about the world she lives in through Hunter.
The really liked both Kate and Hunter. I loved their che
Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the concept of this book and the uniqueness of the idea.

I did feel that the development of the story was lacking. The whole dystopian world was never brought into focus or what happened before the story started was never explained.

Also, the development of the characters was lacking. It didn’t feel that the author was really able to get into the mind of Kate. In the beginning Kate seemed almost too resis
L.j. Duett
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First let me begin by saying that the book cover for Ms. Giovanni's book is one of the better ones for me. I like that she didn't try to slap a model on the cover. Instead she opted for ugly, beautiful.
This cover goes well with her book seeing how, In Between Seasons is a YA dystopian. Good Job!

So let's discuss the book itself.
The book was shaky at first for me. I chalk this up to the fact that Ms. Giovanni dropped her readers right into the middle of the action, with her MC, Kate, getting kid
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
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“I felt safer with this man than I ever felt with those who were supposed to love me.”

Post-apocalyptic fiction meets Romeo and Juliet in this exciting forbidden romance. It’s a unique story of two young people trapped in a harsh reality they have no control over; they are important players in a violent game, and their romance put their lives in jeopardy.

There were things I loved about this story and a few things I had trouble with. I’m a fan of
Anne Huart (Books & Tea)
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the concept of this dystopian world. I found it plausible, yet original. Discovering this world through the eyes of Kate, who's always been lied about, and is desperately seeking the truth about the world she lives in but knows nothing about, was a brilliant way to include the reader in the story.

I feel Cassandra succeeded in giving us just the right amount of details about the life in the Tribes to enjoy and understand fully the story but without giving too much information, which might
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kate and Hunter live in a dystopian world where your family (or tribe) defines who you are, and who you will become. Their families are rivals, and when Hunter kidnaps Kate, they are both surprised to find that they actually like Kate and Hunter live in a dystopian world where family (or tribe) defines who you are, and who you will become. Their families are rivals, and when Hunter kidnaps Kate, they are both surprised to find that they actually like each other. This is their story, and it chron ...more
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Between Seasons is refreshing novel with a new concept to look at. Kate and Hunter were great characters with spunk but loving sides to them. They didn't take crap from anyone but needed to find each other to discover themselves in war between power. I wish the story went longer ..Hopefully book 2 so we can follow Kate and Hunter journey !!! The writing and plot were well developed... Great book and Author !! I recommend to anyone who want a great read !!! ...more
Matilda L.
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of „In between Seasons“by Cassandra Giovanni (who is not just really talented but really nice, too :D) through a Read and Review program on Goodreads. And here is what I thought about the book:

The story takes place in a dystopian version of North America set in the near future and follows the protagonist Kate Eriksson.
The world is at war. Kate is 18 years old and lives with her family somewhere in the middle of nowhere. All she knows is that something is ve
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I loved this book! When I was given the opportunity to review this book and be apart of the blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I hadn't heard of the novel before but the synopsis really intrigued me. I read this book in a day but I really didn't want to let the characters go, I wanted to keep them there and read all about their futures and what happened next. The characters were so strong and lovable and together they were perfect. I loved the chemistry between them and how even though they ...more
Dylan Quinn
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) by Cassandra Giovanni

*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

It's hard breaking free from the Tribe...but someone has to do it.

In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni is set in a dystopian society after The Fall in 2021, which resulted after a government breakdown from the 2012 recession. The government has collapsed and Marshal Law has erupted, leaving the country a disaster. Those who survived the war chose sides by forming tribes and staking claim on land; building compounds in t
Cyndi Becker
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars and recommendation in the NYA/Romance/dystopian genre.

I’m typically not a reader of the sci-fi genre but I enjoy Cassandra Giovanni’s books and found that once again, Cassandra’s story telling and writing is on the mark. In In Between Seasons, Cassandra does a commendable job painting a picture of what these societal “tribes” might look like in 2031,ten plus years after the disintegration of society as we know it. I think you have to have an amazing imagination to consider what Amer
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 2.5 stars.

In Between Seasons is about a forbidden love in a dystopian YA. Kate knows everyone around her is lying, and a mysterious boy, Hunter, who kidnaps her, makes her realize the truth.

What kills me is that the premise could really work. There are strengths to this novel-- both Kate and Hunter are very likeable characters. I liked their chemistry and their scenes together, and I also think because these
Tiffany Loves Books
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
In Between Seasons is definitely an interesting novel. It is a dystopian novel that I found to be different. Giovanni weaves history and truth and paints a post-apocalyptic world that is believable and realistic.

The novel does not necessarily start off slow but it takes me a little while to feel as if I am connecting to its characters. It starts off with action and it surely piqued my interest. However, I felt myself not really into the novel. It took me two or three chapters to get into the st
M.R. Jenks
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cassandra Giovanni has, if not invented a new genre here, certainly revived a little-used one – the Post-Apocalyptic Romance. We are introduced to a world which by its very nature is one filled with tension and the potential for danger. The earth which Kate and Hunter exist in is one in which human civilization has been wound back about 900 years – a Middle-Ages, feudal, war-like society in which different factions strive for territory, control, and dominance, with the ultimate goal being to wip ...more
Aug 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Between Seasons starts off with a war, and Kate, who's feeling like she just doesn't belong to her family. She feels out of place. Feels like people are lying to her. And then. One day, she gets kidnapped by Hunter, the handsome, smoldering, lovely, hot guy character.
It kills me because this shows so much promise. Cassandra Giovanni kills me because she shows so much promise.
I had serious problems with this book. Not that it was bad, because it wasn't. I was just so taken with the premise o
Michelle Mcroberts
Let me start by saying that I do like the premise of the book. I like the characters and the concept of focusing on the characters - but then again I love a good character study or psychological study in fiction. It was an easy afternoon read I could enjoy without any heaviness, which is why it garnered the 3 stars. The lack of heaviness is also why I can't give this book any more than that.

So...If you're looking for romance, the love story is written well. If you are looking for dystopian, not
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. It was about a 3.5 stars for me, but I have rounded up.

In 2012 the United States started going downhill and everyone went into war destroying each other and seperating into family clans. Now it is 10 years after and things are about to change for Kate Ericson. She has never felt like she belonged with her family, and hasn't felt like she trusts them. So when she is suddenly kidnapped by an enemy family she doesn't put up much
Carolina Batista
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Maybe one of the best R2R i've ever received. Really liked it.
Kate, the main female character, was incredibly interesting. Different from the typical protagonist, stronger, with less reservations about what she feels or wants, which was good for a change. Also, she and Hunter fit perfectly in their life stories and ways of thinking. Her family wanting to kill her was a good idea, interesting,and give another logic to the story.
The mention of Twilight Saga in the book was an act of courage. Me
Kirsty Bicknell
I'd initially like to point out that before I started this book I had had several personal issues, including the loss of my Nan, all of which had made reading difficult for me as I found I lacked concentration and the ability to involve with a book. That was until I opened Cassandra Giovanni's 'In Between Seasons'!!
Immediately I found myself immersed into the post-apocalyptic world of Kate and Hunter and several hours later when I clicked the final page on my Kindle, although I was still physica
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian
One of the best things I like about some dystopian novels is you have no idea when or where they take place, i.e. Serentity so culture and morays can cross centuries and yet still realistically use future technology, cause you know who the heck knows when this took place so let’s just go with it. That’s how I felt reading Kate and Hunter’s story. It reminded me very much of an underground railroad or Nazi resistance story which I have always found fascinating to read. However In between seasons ...more
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, dystopian-ya

I know there are a lot of dystopian YA stories out there now (THG and Divergence seems to have spawned many copies), but In Between Seasons is different enough to not be another clichéd copy and I really enjoyed Kate's story!

Kate lives in a post apocalyptic world set after an event known as 'The Fall' (I loved the Milton-like imagery here). Kate is not satisfied living in silence and wants to know the truth about what really happened. In Between Seasons is Kate's quest for answers.

Hunter is a
The Book Trollop
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This novel was an interesting concept. From reading the description I was instantly interested in reading it. When I received the book I was immediately attracted to the action it had and trying to figure out all the same answers that Kate wanted to know. When we were introduced to Hunter and his swoony mannerisms, the book became even more action packed and interesting!

The dystopian feel, futuristic concepts, and the whole premise was intriguing but there was certain dialogue that put me off.
Aug 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book 3.5 stars!!!

Two problems I had with this book, one is the beginning. I wish we could have learned a bit more about Kate's life at home before Hunter kidnapped her and everything went crazy. Although I do like how the book had action from the beginning. Waiting for something to happen in a book sucks. It was also really difficult for me to get used to so much dialogue but it was a really interesting writing choice!

I absolutely adored Kate and Hunter. I love how strong Kate was an
Bronwyn Elmes
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock

Rating 4 fangs

Let me start of by saying wow! This was such a refreshing read. The story flowed so well that it was a real pleasure to read.

This story is a New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Romance. It is set in the year 2041 after “The Fall” in 2021. The story is a coming of age novel with action and romance thrown in. We follow Kate the heroine of the story through her struggle to learn the truth about the world around her. Along her path of discove
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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 wi
K.A. Graham
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of Cassandra Giovanni’s from the first book of hers I read (Love Exactly) and she absolutely blew me away with this one. Completely different than anything I’ve read recently, and it was fan freaking tastic! Never once did I put it down, due to boredom or slow moving story line, it just flowed smoothly the whole way.

This is a Post-Apocalyptic Romance, set in the year 2041, after what they call “The Fall”. We see through the eyes of Kate, who faces many struggles on a personal le
Ellen Ekstrom
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 keep ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book... honestly, it's different from what I expected.

This Post-Apocalyptic Romance story hooks you in. From the very beginning, the plot is introduced, and not a few pages in, you are diving into the action. Reading this was refreshing, and I loved following the story of Kate and Hunter in this treacherous world that they have to live in.

Let's talk about Kate. I love her. I mean, even the girl in the pictures that is playing as Kate looks like... well, Kate. She's full of flaws, acts like
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