• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Saturday, September 15, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} Blog Tour: Stitch by Samantha Durante

by Samantha Durante
Publisher:  Samantha Durante
Series: Stitch (#1)
Pages:  314
Source:  Provided by Author for Tour
Available as of August 1, 2012
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Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's powerless to move.

Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.


My Review:
Stitch wasn't at all what I had expected. So much about this story surprised me. Samantha Durante weaved a wonderful a tale of a girl whose life isn't as it seems.

Alessa just lost her parents in a car accident and let her senior year of high school slip to the back burner. She once had aspirations to go to a great college, but she is stuck going to a school that just barely accepted her less than spectacular grades from high school. Upon starting classes she is accepted into the Zeta Epsilon Pi sorority house where she begins to see a ghost. Little does she know that nothing is as it seems and she is about to unravel the truth.

I liked Alessa. She was persistent and found a new focus away from her parents accident. Her best friend, Janie is her rock. She makes herself available to Alessa whenever an ear needs to be lent and she  is supportive of her choices.

The plot of this story isn't like anything else I've read. It is a dystopian with a huge twist that took me by surprise. While I felt the story was slow at times, the ending made up for it. Samantha Durante wrote the story with a slow and steady burn leading up to the climax that raced to the end. The characters were well developed and each had their own back story that slowly came to light. 

Overall, Stitch was well though out and unique. If you are a fan of dystopian novels, this one is a must read!

Samantha Durante sent me an extra SIGNED copy of Stitch
to giveaway to one of my awesome followers!
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FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.  


Linda Henderson said...

I haven't read that many dystopian books but this one certainly sounds interesting. I'm a big fan of the paranormal and I would really like to read this one. I also like to read books that my daughter would enjoy and I think she would enjoy this one too.

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Jenn Renee said...

New book to me, sounds intriguing. Thanks for the great review.

M.A.D. said...

Lovely review, and I must say that you've got me eager to read this when you said it was a dystopian with a huge twist!! Now I truly must read Stitch :D

Jaime Lester said...

I love a blisteringly fast paced plot as much as the next person, but sometimes if a plot is well developed enough, a slow burn is just as good. It gets me all wound up tight, ready to snap. I am very excited about this one. I love Dystopians, but I feel like they have been a little slack lately. There are a few upcoming, including this one, that I am incredibly excited for and I hope they are as good as they sound. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

Stina Butcher said...

There are so many dystopians out right now, but this sounds like one to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

erlessard said...

Oh how I love great dystopian novels. And I like how it didn't turn out how you expected.

whatsontheshelf said...

Dystopians are great! And I love when a book can surprise me since I am pretty good at figuring out the twists, so hopefully the surprise in this one really will catch me off guard! Great review and thanks for the giveaway!

Lili said...

This was a really awesome review and made me super excited to read this book! I love the cover and I love it when books are not at all what they seem--in a good way! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it!

Samantha said...

Thanks so much for your interest in Stitch everyone! I hope you guys enjoy it!!

Hyacinth Marius said...

After reading this I called everyone I knew to read this book. Unexpected is the word of the day. Samantha is so creative and what I loved the most about it is, this is a whole new story. I haven't read anything like this. I did not know what to expect next. I have such respect for Samantha knowing this came from her mind. Bravo.

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