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A group of four wedding goers, on their way to California, get lost somewhere in Kansas. The car doesn’t work. Reception is down. And morning has mysteriously become evening. In utter confusion, they search their surroundings, only to find a dead girl, rotting in a creek. They discover this small town is more than what it seems. From its undisclosed location, vacant establA group of four wedding goers, on their way to California, get lost somewhere in Kansas. The car doesn’t work. Reception is down. And morning has mysteriously become evening. In utter confusion, they search their surroundings, only to find a dead girl, rotting in a creek. They discover this small town is more than what it seems. From its undisclosed location, vacant establishments, and the bestial creature lurking in the shadows. When they come across the townsfolk, who take a keen interest in them, the four are then forced to participate in a simulation game, where newcomers must play to be allowed to leave. In this place, their fears manifest into tangible forms meant to kill them. Sanity gets tested. Doubt consumes each unwilling player. Yet no one knows the exact rules of the game. Except for one detail. If you don’t play, you die. There can only be one winner. Seasons change as the four contestants try to make it out of town alive....

Title : Dead Seasons
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ISBN : 9781548001933
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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Dead Seasons Reviews

  • Carly Marino
    2019-05-13 06:56

    I read this book twice in hard copy AND ebook!!! Such a great book. Creepy, fast read, slightly disturbing and kept me guessing throughout! Eek! If you like good horror with lots of twists and some dark fantasy, I highly recommend.

  • Robin Goodfellow
    2019-05-25 01:15

    -I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Dead Seasons, by R.M. James, is about dancing off the edge of madness, all the while slipping further and further into the realms of the undead.Separated into four parts, each part is named after the seasons. Spring introduces four friends, Phillip, Ela, Aspen, and Nicole, all of whom are driving to a wedding when they get into an unfortunate car crash that leaves them stranded. Summer details their nightmarish experiences in a mansion where lustful demons take the friends over. Autumn realizes the bloodshed of the cruel, sadistic game they’re trapped in. At last, Winter illustrates the rules of the game, as well as the price the players need to win, as they try not to lose themselves to the insanity surrounding them. It was interesting to see James personify each season. Weldon was arguably the most sane, as well as the most moral. He did everything he could to keep his player safe, and as such, I admire him. Not only that, but his appearance was an ominous warning that the game has begun. Julie was summer, and represented the youth in a person’s life, full of love and passion. Hunter was a bit hellish, and reminded me of someone struggling to cling to the old joys of life. I also enjoyed his haunting air. Finally, Gabriel was winter. It made sense, considering his wisdom, as well as the fact that he helped Ela reach the end of the game. It was the end of one life, and the beginning of another. I found these characters to be a bit confusing at times, but it was interesting nonetheless. I was saddened by the fact that Ela had to leave her friends to survive, but nonetheless, she had to move on. She didn’t belong there. I loved the inverted theme of death. As I’ve said before, each player represented a season. From the innocence of spring, to the cruel decadence of winter, and finally, there’s death. To be able to move on without any regret or remorse is a far off dream most ghosts would have, I imagine. Even when Ela moved on from that horrific place, I couldn’t help but feel there was something off about it, like she truly had died. The relationship between Gabriel and Ela perfectly manifested this theme, and is something I applaud James for. At first, I thought this book a bit similar to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but when I realized that there was more to it than killing, I couldn’t put it down. It was beautiful in its own way, and played on death in a very interesting way. The symbolism and the use of the seasons was also wonderful. As such, I would give this book a rating of a 4.0 out of 5 stars, and would recommend it to those who enjoy the games Silent Hill and Little Nightmares.

  • K.C. Gray
    2019-04-25 09:00

    This is an excellent novel that follows three people traveling to a wedding. Mid-trip, they find themselves stuck in a small town with no phone or GPS to help reorient them. When a dead girl is found in the woods, things go from creepy to deadly.While this story does have elements of horror, the majority of it is a dark fantasy adventure that will keep the reader on edge. And the mysteries will, too.The characters are well-written, unique, and rounded. Most importantly, each one has deep flaws (some more deep than others), so readers will certainly have their favorites. I loved Canela the most. While she comes across as the least flawed, there's a sense of helplessness in the beginning that might not appeal to most readers. But as with any good novel, she grows throughout her journey.One of my favorite lines is:"His voice ricocheted in the small kitchen before the wallpaper devoured it."All and all, another novel for my Must-Read list!

  • Cheryl
    2019-04-25 07:55

    Amazing book, finished it in a day because I couldn't put it down. Riveting, terrifying and incredibly well written. Quite possibly the best book I've read this year.

  • Jason Jj
    2019-05-11 01:07

    Wow! Very surprised on this one, great ending, I hope there will be a sequel or I'll just have to keep guessing

  • Barbara Russell
    2019-04-24 02:13

    This fast paced thriller is a quick read and it’s like a dark fairy tale. Think Little Red Riding Hood crossed with Pan’s Labyrinth and Cube. Philip, Nicole, Ela, and Aspen are travelling to California for the wedding of Philip’s brother. After their car broke down, they get lost in a dark forest and get stuck in a disturbing village only to discover that they can’t leave the place… unless they play a deadly game across four seasons. From that point, they don’t stop running to save their lives. Their fears become real and hunt them along with bloodthirsty beasts and crazy people. The end is perfect, the last twist will surprise you :)

  • Livin' laVida Latina
    2019-05-10 05:52

    Reviewed by: SandraRating: 4 starsReview: A group of friends get stranded in the middle of Kansas, where they stumble onto the body of a dead girl. Tension and emotions run high among the group as the struggle for escape reaches critical levels, especially when a killer is still out there. Possibly human or animal…something that is part dog or wolf? Whatever it was, it was hungry. Somehow, one of them—Canela Robles—wanders off and encounters a man with a butcher knife. His name was Gabriel, a convict just released from prison. Now, he joins the group, which leaves everyone wondering who to trust. Who can you confide in? And who are you truly safe with? In fact, one just has to wonder who (or what) was the real danger. And “fear could do strange things to people.” (72) The characters’ fears and secrets rise to the surface as their lives interweave into a fantastically spellbinding tale of suspense and horror. Eventually, they realize that they’re stuck in some twisted game, and everyone’s a player. What kind of game? And what happens if you lose? Mystery and surprise are unveiled in every corner of this book. At times, you can’t make sense of what’s going on because of all the cryptic info. Were they running from wildebeests or man-hunting cannibals? Also, some of the details can be pretty sick. It was almost hard to take. In fact, this book struck me as a cross-over between Jeepers Creepers and Cabin Fever. Still, well-written and strangely gripping.

  • Alyson
    2019-05-13 07:07

    I almost blew this book off in the beginning. But then... shit got REAL. It won't be until about halfway through that things start to come together. At first, the story feels disheveled... almost cobbled together with a bunch of seemingly random events and creepy feels. Don't overthink it. Just let it confuse you a little. The less it makes sense as you're reading, the more it will make sense later. Then you'll be introduced to Hunter and a gradual realization will emerge of what is actually going on and you will be blown away by the intricate, creative, and kind of philosophical plot of the story. Once it came together, I literally sat back, took a deep breath and kind of let it wash over me. It stopped becoming a horror story and became something much more. I guess in a way this book is like the first Saw movie. Scary? Hell yes! But more than that it actually made you think. It forced you into an uncomfortable debate with yourself about What Would You Do. This book does the same on similar level. And I personally LOVED how multi-faceted it was without losing the real scare (and sometimes nauseating) factor. For me, this story was terrifying and fascinating. I got some much more out of it than I expected.

  • Tracy
    2019-05-15 04:53

    Are you kidding me? Did I read the same book as the other reviewers? This book is absolutely terrible. I regret buying it. If I could give less than one star, I would. I wish I could get back the time and money I spent on this book. I feel sick that I got as far as I did, hoping that I was maybe being a little too hard on it. I wasn’t. This book is possibly the worst book I’ve ever read.

  • R.M.
    2019-04-29 07:08