Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shudder Review and Giveaway!

From Goodreads

Shudder (Stitch Trilogy #2)

-- Book 2 in the Stitch Trilogy --

It's only been three days, and already everything is different.

Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she'd thought she'd tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she's discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.

And then there are the visions.

The memory-altering "stitch" unlocked something in Alessa's mind, and now she can't shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers - and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world's sorry history - will soon leave Alessa reeling...

The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante's shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.(less)

My Review

I was so thrilled to get the chance to review the second installment in the Stitch Trilogy. It has so many genres wrapped up in one book that the story really keeps you engrossed wondering will happen next. To read more about the first installment and what happened in that book see my review here. Though the beginning moved kind of slow I found myself really intrigued in Alessa and Isaac's fate. I like how they became even closer as they struggled against one obstacle after another as they look for a new unscathed area for the rebels to dwell in. As the story unfolds we also learn more about what is going on inside of Paragon. The reader also begins to grasp more about the virus and the stitch. Of course Samantha leaves us with a cliffhanger ending and wanting the next book faster than she can probably write it. (Dystopian, Paranormal, Romance) I would give Shudder 4 out of 5 stars.
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About the Author: 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 www.samanthadurante.com.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice review! This sounds like a very suspenseful book.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I like the sound of this one, Joy. Downloaded the first book a little while ago, but haven't had the chance to read it yet.

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