Seasons in the Sun (The Night Songs Collection, #.5)
I loved reading this novella. Being that’d I’d already fallen in love with the characters in Because the Night, I was really looking forward to reading about Tristan in his pre-vampire days.
Callie is a much more naive character in Seasons in the Sun, but all of that changes when she meets Tristan, the handsome bad boy that draws her in immediately. I didn’t feel like the connection between Tristan and Callie was insta-love, but rather a more realistic view of teenage romance; it starts off with an attraction and the feelings developed from there.
I liked getting to know Tristan. He was a pretty big jerk in Because the Night, but in this prequel, you can see that while he’s always been a rule-breaker, he has (or had) a very likable, sensitive side at one time. It’s not hard to see why Callie fell in love with him.
I think Ms. Strassel did a great job of creating the perfect continuity between Because the Night and its prequel. The characters were well developed through the two novels, and knowing Callie and Tristan’s back story makes me want to read the sequel all over again.
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Other books by Kristen Strassel:
Because the Night, on Goodreads
Because the Night, on Amazon
Seasons in the Sun
Summer has finally arrived, along with a boy who will forever change the life of fourteen-year-old Callie. After growing up hearing stories about Tristan Trevosier and his famous family, Callie finally meets him when he spends the summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Seventeen-year-old Tristan is a hurricane of destruction and rebellion, and he quickly blows a hole right into Callie’s sheltered life. Callie sees a side of Tristan that he doesn’t show anyone else. She’s determined to make everyone see what she sees in him.
Callie defies her parents by leaving the island with Tristan. But when his ugly habits rear their head, Callie realizes maybe she’s the one who’s wrong about him. He’s beyond her help. But it’s too late for her to walk away. This summer, she learns that love can be stronger than reason.
Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and aspiring author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house. Kristen is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.