Thursday, June 27, 2013

[Book Review] Stitch by Samantha Durante

Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)Stitch
Samantha Durante
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.

Books that have the most twists and unexpected events are always hard to write a review for so this might turn out very short. The thing about "Stitch" is that you can't actually pinpoint on what the genre of the book is until reading at least half of it. It was crazy how in the beginning I thought it was college chick lit going into drama going into paranormal going into time travel and finally ending up with dystopia/sci-fi. 

With all the twists and turns it's honestly really hard to explain the story without giving everything away and I really want everyone to be surprised just as I was! I really loved Alessa's character and how smart she was. One of my favorite scenes was definitely when her and Isaac were running away and she chopped off her hair. Hell yeah! Loved the book, it was a great introduction to the Trilogy. 4 Stars!!!

Author Bio
Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, 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. The Stitch Trilogy is her debut series. Learn more about Samantha at