Ever since Jack lost his mortal life, he’s lived as a Season – an embodiment of Winter in his assigned region. But he and a Spring close to being Terminated fall for each other despite it being explicitly forbidden. Now they must work together with their region’s Summer and Autumn to break the cycle of death that ensures their existence.
This book threw me off at first. From the summary, I expected a more fantasy-centric story. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s incredibly modern. The blend of magic and modernity is pulled off wonderfully. My expectations made it a bit difficult to get into the book at first, but once I did, it was incredibly enjoyable.
I really loved the progression of the characters’ relationships with each other throughout the story. I would’ve liked more development outside of the romantic relationships. However, it wasn’t completely abandoned. It was interesting to see how characters who had hardly or never met interacted while trying to pull off their escape. The romance didn’t feel too rushed, either. Though the early development was mostly off-page, I felt that there was enough insight into each central relationship that they didn’t feel forced. All in all, this book was pleasantly surprising and wonderfully executed.
Yours in love and literature, Page.
Content warning(s): violence, death, mentioned torture, drinking, implied sexual content, swearing
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