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Seasons of the Storm

(Seasons of the Storm #1)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  1,769 ratings  ·  488 reviews
One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.

Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring ki
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by HarperTeen
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Elle Cosimano Seasons of the Storm is the first book in a duology. Seasons of Chaos is the second book, coming in Summer 2021.

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Jan 10, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: cannot-wait
13/01: Serious question, what is it with me and getting declined for the arcs for all books I'm super excited for?

Me reading the blurb.

destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
1) this sounds so cool (no pun intended)

2) I think this is literally one of the prettiest covers I have EVER seen. I can't stop staring at it. Wow.

Thank you so much to HarperTeen for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you Edelweiss and HarperTeen for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

"Winter's crown may be heavy on your head.
But you hold eternal spring in your heart."

If someone of flesh and blood embodied the concept of a season, what would that life entail? I don't think that I ever got an answer to that simple question. That's my main bone to pick with this novel: things are never quite concrete.

Our world has four seasons, each waning and renewing dep
Apr 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
Character artwork by @morgana0anagrom <3

Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the premise of this book and it definitely lived up to my expectations!

Seasons of the Storm is a modern-day urban fantasy-esque story in which characters are the embodiments of the four seasons and must kill the Season that comes before them, every year, in order for their season to officially begin and continue the cycle.

When Jack Sommers lays dying he’s given a choice. Choose death or choose to become a Winter and live a life of semi-immortality. Jack has been a Winter for over thirty
Nadhira Satria
I'm really disappointed with this one. It really met none of my expectations and it's so different from what I was expecting. I feel like everything was out of place and I just didn't like the worldbuilding or the pacing. I don't connect with the characters at all and it's just feel flat. I skimmed most part of the book since i felt like I didn't care anymore.

ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Davina Herondale
Mar 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
8. March 2020

This is fan service for all of us who thirsted after Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians. Prove me wrong😂
Mara YA Mood Reader
Jan 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Reading the blurb like, hmmm...ok....Oh wow. Then, wait, Jack? Like Jack Frost? Like a Jack Frost retelling? No effing way man sign me the eff up!
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell
I just love the idea of people becoming physical manifestations of the four seasons.

Please tell me this was inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons Suite.
Francesca ❆
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
Thank you so much HarperTeen (HarperCollins) for providing me a free copy through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.

Super intriguing premise, but sadly it didn’t pan out to full potential.

I had such a hard time with these protagonists (and characters in general): they all felt shallowly built to the point where I had to check multiple times whose POV I was going through.
All the details that build a fictional characters (their fears, their dreams, their feelings) were withhold
Review coming soon
ʙᴇʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds.





Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my most anticipated read in June 2020, so you know what that means! Yep, I hated it. I did think this was going to be a fantasy, not an urban fantasy so that did throw me off. Having these Seasons, living embodiments of elements, live in such a stark, technology heavy environment seemed like a jarring choice, but that's not what killed the story for me.

The story throws you into the action, showing Jack's death and then skipping to when Jack has been working as a season for some years. T
Honestly, my feelings about this one are so mixed! The concept is so very interesting, and the author certainly executed aspects of the lore for the Seasons in the story in a way that I wasn’t expecting (but was good). But the first half this book felt a little slow, and I didn’t really end up feeling a connection to the main characters either. I will say that it definitely picked up in the latter half of the story, and that I thought it stuck the landing for the way it all ended, which definite ...more

Title: Seasons of the Storm
Series: Seasons of the Storm #1
Author: Elle Cosimano
Release date: June 23, 2020
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: YA fantasy

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. A perfect storm lies ahead. You can let it destroy you, or you can take control of it. How the story ends is up to you.”

Seasons of the Storm was a phenomenal teen fantasy loaded with originality. At this point I've read quite a lot of this genre, and yet this story still managed to feel refreshingly new and
Have you ever added a book to your TBR with so much excitement? That was me for this book. I mean, how could you not be intrigued by a Jack Frost Retelling? If you aren't, then.. something is obviously wrong with you. Just saying.

Seasons of the Storm was a pretty good book. I definitely enjoyed the audiobook version but I will admit that I was super bored with some chapters. I mean the whole thing with each season killing the one before sounded pretty cool. Yet, the whole cycle did get repetitiv
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to read this book because the concept sounded so interesting and I’m happy to say that my excitement was well-placed! I loved that it was a loose Jack Frost retelling with such an original twist.
Seasons of the Storm is about teens who embody the magic and powers of one of the four seasons, and who must hunt and kill the season before theirs in order for their own season to take over to continue the cycle. This follows four seasons in particular, Fleur 🌷, Jack❄️, Amber🍁 and Julio
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-arcs
In Seasons of the Storm, you'll meet four teenagers who died and became immortal when they had the choice to die or to become a Season. In this world, Spring kills Winter, Summer kills Spring, Autumn kills Summer and Winter kills Autumn ... over and over and over... The quicker they kill the other, the better ranked they are and they can earn promotions to be somewhere better for them (Alaska for Winter for example). On the other hand, if they hesitate and take too much time to kill the other, t ...more
Dec 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: releases-2020
This book description makes me want to run around (somewhere not here in the land of no snow- FL) in the snow and dance & make snow angels & dance with the snow flakes like a snow sprite and (when late jan/early feb comes) congratulate them on their new love with Spring...

I feel like maybe i took that a little too far but whatevs🤷🏼‍♀️ i am HERE for this!

bri ♡
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
honestly if this hadn't been a book my friends were also reading I would have definitely dnf'd 30 pages in. I knew right away this probably wouldn't be my favorite or even that enjoyable but I pushed on because maybe I could've been wrong, but I wasn't. this story was very flat, same with the characters that had absolutely no personality and all felt bland. and the romance, which is mostly why I had wanted to read this, had no chemistry. so I was just bored reading this book and wish it had a st ...more
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
2.5 Stars

I was really excited for this book, because I love nature personified stories and forbidden love seasons against all odds sounded amazing to me. But I just gradually started loosing interest while reading and would go out of my way to pick out another book. I was hoping/expecting a lush fantasy world with a well established environment as the setting, but the story felt much more sci-fi and definitely was a urban fantasy. Which I typically love, it just wasn't what I was expecting going
Ok but this sounds fucking AMAZING. June 2020 can’t come fast enough!!!
Mar 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
i read my name in the summary, i add it to my tbr.
Kathaleen Mallard
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
*cries* update to come
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper.

“This is the one night you’re not leashed to that place. The one night you don’t have to answer to anyone. Don’t lose that nerve.”

I was so excited to read this novel because it had such a unique and interesting synopsis, and I thought it was something right up my alley, so I couldn’t wait to read it, and I went into it with pretty high expectations, but unfortunately I think this is one of those cases where the concept sounded supe
If you are looking for an example of great premises but poor execution, Seasons of the Storm is the perfect example.

In the beginning, I was very captivated by Jack’s story. Abandoned by his family, he has no one and lives in a juvenile boarding school. While trying to have a normal night out with his friends, Jack had a terrible accident and he finds himself on the brink of death. He sees a woman, Gaia, coming towards him. She gives him a choice, either she can bring him back to life and give hi
Caidyn (he/him/his)
I received an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!

DNF at 19%

I just wasn't into it. I know it'll be for some people, but it wasn't for me. The world didn't make a lot of sense and I kept being like "what's going on and who's that" because there were so many things just thrown at me, including sci-fi-y stuff. I'm usually good at keeping up, but this one didn't work for me. It's unique, but, ultimately, not my thing.
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
**Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing me with a free digital advanced copy (through Edelweiss) in return for an honest review**

Wow! I am actually so blown away with how much I loved this book!
I went in so excited about the premise and it didn't disappoint me. It had all the drama I was hoping for and the elemental magic that is the best!! Plus enemies to lovers, and enemies to friends!? Enemies who have to become friends or work together against a common enemy!? My favourite tropes!
Bruna  ♛
✯ [2/5] ✯

You guys, I am so sad I didn't love this one! Ok, firstly the world and the way seasons work in this book caught me by surprise and I actually liked a lot this system, BUT, that is basically what I liked and I fell really sad to say this. And I think some people will love this, but It wasn't for me

My problems with it:
- I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and I am a really character driven person, so this was a disappointment
- So I also didn't care for the romance in this book
Clara (Clarylovesbooks)
A waste of time. Another YA new release that I was really looking forward to read that ended up being a huge disappointment.
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