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.
There are some heart pounding moments from the beginning in this installment of the Stitch trilogy. Alessa and Issac have escaped Paragon, searching for a rebellion safe haven. Food is scarce, the weather is miserable and they have a new horror stalking their every step. As readers, we experience their fear, dwindling hope and desperation.
I fell in love with these characters all over again. Issac is one to add to the list of "book boyfriends". All he wants to do is protect the people he cares about. He second guesses his decisions and in a weird way, the insecurity makes him more endearing. He's not the overly confident, cocky hero we're all used to. It sets his character apart from the pack, anchoring him in reality. Don't get me wrong, there's still a place for those arrogant yet lovable heroes but I find this character a refreshing change of pace.
If you loved Stitch, this book is a fantastic follow up.If you haven't read it yet, hop to it. You're missing out! This book was a wild ride of emotions. Within the first one hundred pages I feared for the characters' lives, swooned at the sweet moments and cried at the heartbreaking ones.Samantha Durante has a wonderful gift of incorporating many genres into one one well thought out and intriguing tale. Let this author pull you into her fascinating, dark future of the world we live in. You won't be sorry!
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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.