Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm

Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm


Seasons of the Storm

Written by Elle Cosimano

480 pages

Published by Harper Teen

Publication date: 23rd June 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 kills Winter.

Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • As any long-term readers of the blog will know, I am a fan of fantasy books so any book appearing in that section of the library/bookshop will be read at some point.
  • I love the idea of people becoming embodiments of seasons, particularly when seasons can differ between countries and often appear to be getting confused and overlapping more thank to global climate change. (For anyone who has lived in Japan, I always found it hilarious when my Japanese friends would boast about Japan’s four seasons…then be surprised that the U.K. has four too…sometimes even on one day! Still, Japan generally plans for and celebrates the change of seasons more than the U.K.  with blossom viewing, etc.)
  • Based on the summary, it should be Fleur who is supposed to kill Jack, rather than the other way around – I’m looking forward to seeing this dynamic in action.
  • The character’s name and the fact that he becomes an embodiment of Winter, makes me think of Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians and he’s a great character!
  • The all-powerful Creator sounds like an interesting antagonist, particularly is they have the power to make someone immortal. This raises so many questions that I can’t wait to have answered!

What do you think?

Does this sound like the kind of book you would enjoy?

Will you be reading this or do you have any other anticipated releases you would recommend to me?

Let me know in the comments!

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here: When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, Starfish, The Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves, The Way You Make Me Feel, The Queens of Innis Lear, Legendary, Nyxia Unleashed, Bright Ruin, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, Empress of All Seasons, Tempests and Slaughter, Grim Lovelies, The Glass of Lead and Gold, Storm Witch, The Way Past Winter, The Gilded Wolves,Fierce Fairytales, Descendant of the Crane. Dragon Pearl,Last of Her Name. The Familars. A Pinch of Magic, A Witch Come True, The Winter of the Witch. Once Upon a River, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Shadowscent, Romanov. Echo North, The Wicked King, The Priory of the Orange Tree, Spin the Dawn, Master of Sorrows, Asha and the Spirit Bird, A Treason of Thorns, We Rule The Night, Perfectly Preventable Deaths, Collision, Rumblestar, The Last Spell Breather, The Starless Sea, The Lost Tide Warriors, The Princess Who Flew With Dragons, Containment. House of Salt and Sorrows, Sanctuary, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon, Gumiho/Wicked Fox, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Kingdom, The Taste of Rain, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Chinglish, Winterwood, Harley in the Sky, Into the Crooked Place, Butterfly Yellow, Seven Deadly Shadows, Shadows of Winterspell, Wicked as You Wish, The Silvered Serpents, Feathertide, Break The Fall, Deep and Darkest Red, Rogue Princess, The Forest of Ghosts and Bones, The Foundling, Special Edition, Orphans of the Tide or Thorn.

While you’re here, why not check out my reviews of The Hazel Wood, Tangleweed and Brine, Summer Bird Blue, The Pretender or The Gilded King?

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Thanks for reading!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. ivysbooks says:

    a fantasy involving the seasons?!?! that sounds really cool! I didn’t know about this book so thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nikkiswiftreads says:

    I am so stoked to read this book for the same reasons you are. The embodiment of the seasons sounds so amazing! #aesthetics

    Liked by 1 person

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