Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
written by Samantha Durante
published by Samantha Durante via Smashwords
Why did I pick this book: I was fortunate enough to participate in Ms. Durante’s blog tour for her debut novel. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I really enjoyed this book. I was riveted by Stitch…glued to my Kindle until the very end. If you haven’t guessed it, I read every free chance I had.
When this book started, I thought it was a ghost story with time travel and a love story to boot. Boy was I wrong!! (I don’t usually read the book blurb immediately before diving into a book. I do read the blurb before accepting a review request…but there is a lot of time and books between that request and reading the book. So, I tend to forget the blurb. Makes the book all the more interesting in my opinion.)
This book had some twists that I could never have imagined! I loved it and Stitch kept me on my toes. There were also some great visuals. The author didn’t over explain anything which could have easily been done in this book. Everything was great.
I felt so sad for Alessa and her “past.” I wanted her to succeed, even more so once I found out what was actually going on. Isaac was a fantastic love interest and he made a great ghost. Joe played a small but vital role in this book. Janie…oh, Janie…was an awesome character! I so didn’t see that twist coming AT ALL!
I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I have to know what happens next…I have to know!
Would I recommend it: I would definitely recommend this book!
Will I read it again: I may not but I will definitely read book 2, Shudder.
About the book – 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…
And now Every Free Chance Book Reviews would like to welcome Samantha Durante, author of Stitch, to the blog today!!! She has written the following guest post for all of you. Enjoy!
About the author: 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.
Find Ms. Durante here: web, Facebook, Goodreads