by Samantha Durante
Publisher: Samantha Durante
Series: Stitch (#1)
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.
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!
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