Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stitch by Samantha Durante


I have to say I was very excited to get to participate in the Stitch Blog tour.  I was able to get an e-book copy of the book and read it, and it was very good!  First, let me share the synopsis of the book from the author:




Stitch Synopsis
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.

Now for my review.  This was a book that at first I thought, okay, this is a ghost story.  Then all of a sudden, it seemed to be a ghost/time travel story!  But there were a few parts where there was like this alternate reality, and Alessa was dreaming about it.  So then I thought maybe it was something even different.  And it was.  Turns out it is a dystopian society, and you learn this through bits and pieces of the "ghost"/"time travel" story that is going on.  I like how it all ties in so well.  All of it worked okay in my opinion.  And each little odd thing that happened made you think as you were reading it. It kept you guessing right up till the end.  Now, I'm not sure exactly where the next book will be going, but it will be interesting to see.  I definitely recommend this book!

If you're interested in purchasing this book yourself, check out the links below:


Stitch Purchase Links
Amazon (print $9.99 & Kindle $2.99): http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Trilogy-Book-1/dp/0985804602/
Smashwords (multiple e-book formats $2.99): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/208278
Barnes & Noble (Nook $2.99): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stitch-samantha-durante/1112193442
Also available in the iTunes store ($2.99 e-book)


Here is a little about the author:


Samantha Durante lives in New York City 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. Stitch is her first novel. Learn more about Samantha at www.samanthadurante.com.
Social Media Links
Facebook:
Stitch - http://www.facebook.com/stitchtrilogy
Author Samantha Durante - http://www.facebook.com/authorsamanthadurante
Goodreads:
Stitch - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15779886-stitch
Author Samantha Durante - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6453465.Samantha_Durante
LibraryThing:
Stitch - http://www.librarything.com/work/12870151/book/88297636
Author Samantha Durante - http://www.librarything.com/author/durantesamantha
Shelfari:
Stitch – http://www.shelfari.com/books/30363286/Stitch-(Stitch-Trilogy-Book-1)
Author Samantha Durante - http://www.shelfari.com/authors/a1002689147/Samantha-Durante/

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    1. It was definitely one that sucked me in and kept me guessing and not wanting to put it down. Give it a try!

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  2. I love dystopian stories and this one looks very original. Thanks for the review! I'll have to check this out!

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    1. It is definitely original. Check it out if you get a chance!

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  3. I love books hat have a mix of paranormal and dystopian. It sounds like there could be romance too but it's hard to tell. That would be a big plus for me!

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    1. Oh yeah, there's definitely romance! Sorry, I don't always comment on that as much in my reviews, because I'm always so much more in tune to the story, than talking about the romance.

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  4. Sounds intriguing! A bit of this and that ;) Im not sure if its something Id like but I may pick it up at some stage.

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    1. It is definitely a twist on several types of genres.

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  5. I just finished reading this book... And at first I thought to myself, "This is rated as Dystopia, so how come it is a Paranormal story because of the ghost?" then suddenly, it became a dystopian novel... I do love the story... It's so unique!!! Can't wait for the next book... Need to know what happened to Alessa and Isaac after they escaped... Thank you for the review!!! =)

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    1. I know, when I saw dystopia, but then it started out as a ghost story, I was a little confused, but it did all tie up!

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  6. Thanks for the review! This seems like a really cool booki, combining different features and styles. Time travel, ghosts, dystopia... it's bound to be good.

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    1. And they're all included in a good way, not like it's heaping too much in one book.

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    1. You should try reading it if you get a chance.

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  8. Wow, sounds like it has so many great concepts. Can't wait to read this, great review!!

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    1. It does combine a lot of different genres, but in a good way!

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  9. Thanks for the great review. It's a book i've come across many times in the past month and wasn't sure if i should read it or not. It sounds interesting and i'll definately put it on my Goodreads TBR! Thanks!

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    1. Well, they were having a tour for it, so you probably saw a lot of people for that. But definitely put it on your TBR!

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  10. I am really glad that you enjoyed this one. I was lucky enough to win a copy but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I am glad to know that I will be diving into a great read! Thanks for the review!

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    1. I've had that happen a lot. I'll win a book, but then so many other things pile up that I don't get to it right away. You won't be disappointed when you pick this one up!!

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