Thursday, December 13, 2018

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Stuck (Stitch Trilogy #3) by Samantha Durante

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Info:
Title:  Stuck
Series:  Stitch Trilogy #3
Author:  Samantha Durante
Genre:  YA Dystopian, SciFi
Release Date:  December 15th, 2018
Source:  E-galley received from Prism Book Tours which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  3.5 stars

Synopsis:
3, 2, 1… BOOM.

Things are finally looking up for the Resistance. Sure, Alessa is still processing the revelation that the best friend she’d presumed dead is miraculously alive, though far from well… And her boyfriend is being manipulated under threat of blackmail. But her quest for justice against those behind the systematic extermination of the world population is so close to victory she can taste it.

And then in a matter of seconds, everything Alessa believes in is shaken to the core. Months of preparation are obliterated. The people she cares for most are lost.

But Alessa is still standing. And Paragon must pay.

The odds are grim, but unexpected allies surface in the most unlikely of places: A new pair of citizens still under the colony’s rule who notice something amiss in the latest drama. An old adversary who realizes the error of her ways. And a veritable army of inhuman power and terrible strength, with an insatiable thirst for vengeance. The trustworthiness of each of these factions is yet to be proven, but without many other options, Alessa may have to take what she can get. Especially since the Engineers, never to be outdone, also have a few more tricks up their sleeves…

The long-awaited final installment in the riveting Stitch Trilogy, Stuck will have readers gripping their seats as Alessa and a handful of intrepid survivors usher their harrowing journey to a close, risking everything as they endeavor – once and for all – to set things right.

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My Review:
 I really liked the first two books in this series, and I waited 5 years between book 2 and this one.  There was one point I know that I even reached out to the author to find out if this one was coming soon, because I needed to know what would happen next. 

There was just so much going on in this book!  We had a lot of things to get figured out after book 2, who really could be trusted, like should Lizzie really trust Paragon and the Engineers.  Her mom Regina seemed to think there was no way around rebelling and fighting them, no matter the cost to anyone who might be innocent.  But there was even more to consider, like having someone who could maybe help with the immunity and save the babies being born, who did not carry the immunity their parents had from vaccinations.  However, to do this, it seemed they would have to take blood from just one person, one little girl.  And while a few people know, Lizzie, her mom Regina, Alessa and Isaac, they are keeping it a secret, worried that it would cause a panic, and that people would not care that a little girl's life could possibly be lost in the race to save everyone else.  

We learn that the stitch may have caused even worse problems, the monsters are more than just monsters, what Alessa thought she saw in the last story, was real.  We also get a chance to meet some people who had just been living and watching the shows, not realizing that things were the way they were, until they  noticed changes with what they ate and the people around them.  Some of the characters get a bit of a peek into what had actually happened to them before the stitch, horrible things, showing them who wasn't really being truthful.  

The end was a big spiral with twists and turns that kept me guessing at just how they could possibly win against the enemies, as well as save everyone.  We got a surprise about the outside world, as well as losing some people that we'd just got back, or that may have needed the redemption that came from a sacrifice of their own lives.  

As much as I enjoyed the story, I know that it was harder for me to get through because of how much time passed between reading this and the last book.  It wasn't hard to get back into the story, the author did a good job of filling details in as the story progressed without just having a lot of info dumps.  However there were probably things that I'd been more curious about 5 years ago, that just weren't as up there in my brain in suspense after this much time.  Still, if you haven't started the series yet, you are the lucky one to get to start with all three of them out now.  You can sit down and read them all, back to back, and get all the feelings that will come with a good series.  You can check out my reviews of the first two books with the links below each book cover below.

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About the Author
Samantha lives in Westchester County, New York with four of the five loves of her life – her husband, son, younger daughter, and cat – and carries her fifth love, her stillborn daughter, in her heart. An avid reader herself, Samantha’s dream is to bring the same delight to readers that other authors have brought to her life. In addition to penning novels and writing candidly about grief, she is also a sometimes freelance writer/consultant – though more often than not these days she’s on full-time mom duty! A former software engineer, Samantha said goodbye to the corporate world in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and lifelong love of writing.

Learn more at www.samanthadurante.com.


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Tour Giveaway:


- 1 First Place Winner will receive: Signed Print Copies of All 3 Books in the Trilogy, a Limited-Edition Stitch Scarf, Bookmarks, and a $15 Amazon Gift Card
- 3 Second Place Winners will receive: eBook Copies of All 3 Books in the Trilogy for You *and* a Friend, plus a $5 Amazon Gift Card
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- Ends December 27th

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4 comments:

  1. Wow, I am so impressed that you dutifully waited the five years to read this one and were so eager to get to it. That speaks volumes for how good the first two books are. But I do understand what you mean. Sometimes those long gaps between the books mean your excitement dims a little or you forget the small details which made you love the first few books.

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    1. It was good, like I said, I think I'd have loved it if I'd had it sooner. Some of the excitement definitely had dimmed. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Five years is a huge gap for a series. I expect this author probably lost a few readers, but now new ones won't miss out and will be able to binge read them if they want. From your review, it does sound like a great series, especially with all the twists and suspense.

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    1. Yeah, hopefully she'll get some new readers who can binge. Thanks for visiting!

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