{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante

August 28, 2012 Reviews 6

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Pages: 314
Publication Date: August 1, 2012 by Samantha Durante
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: Stitch trilogy #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge
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Summary(from Goodreads):

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.

Whoa! Stitch was nothing like I was expecting. It surprised me so much. I went into it thinking it would be intriguing. Then I picked up the book a while later and forgot what the summary said. So I start the story and I figure its a simple little ghost tale, and I expected to enjoy it. But I got so much more from Stitch, and it is not a simple story. Not at all! It is continuously morphing, which meant that it was always grabbing my interest. Once I really got into the story, I could not put it down. I loved it. 
Alessa seems like such a sad soul. I felt so bad for her, but she really is a resilient character. She just keeps going on, like the little engine that could. (remember that kids story?) I do wish we got to see a little more of Nikiha though. It seemed like his storyline was unfinished. But in his place we got Issac. He just made me smile. I loved seeing snippets of the story from his POV. I can’t wait to see more of his story. I feel like we only just scratched the surface with him, which makes me so excited for book 2. 
The world in Stitch kind of blew my mind. I just kept sitting there thinking about the logistics of it for so long. It was so flippin’ cool in a terrifying way! But I did love going over the details of it all and I can’t wait to find out even more about it in the next book. 
Stitch totally exceeded my expectations! And I love being surprised in a great way like this. It kept me guessing and kept me turning pages until the very end. It is a really great dystopian, so if you are a dystopian fan this would be a great trilogy for you to check out!

4/5 Gavels

Samantha Durante lives in New York City with her fiancé, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. Stitch is her first novel. Learn more about Samantha at www.samanthadurante.com.

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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante”

  1. Christine

    I’d heard about this book briefly before, but I never really took any time to look at it. Now though, after reading the summary and your review, I’m really excited to give this one a read! It sounds like more of the New Adult category, which I’ve been really getting into lately. Thanks for the great review! 🙂

  2. Kelly

    Sounds so different.. ghost and dystopian. Iam glad you loved it! I hope things get better for Alessa, I hate to see people sad even if they are resiliant!

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