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.
Published June 15, 2013
-- 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...
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I absolutely LOVE LOVED this book. It was one of those books that I picked up and didn't want to set back down even after it was finished. I read both Shudder and Stiched, needless to say I can not wait to to read the third book! Samantha makes the character relate-able and loveable (at least the main characters). I loved the twist in the very first book of how you think one thing and everything is turned upside down. This was my type of series because I like the "end of the worlds", "apocalyptic" and "sci-FYI-ish" type stories. I would recommend this series to anyone who LOVES that type of novel as much as I do.
As an avid lifelong reader of fiction of all sorts, there’s nothing I find more engrossing than an epic sci-fi/fantasy/romance series. I’ve whiled away countless weekends of my life immersed in richly-woven worlds that someone else was kind enough to put on paper... 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.
Published August 1st, 2012
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... Goodreads
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Sept. 1 - The Book Rogue
Guest Post on Word Spelunking
It’s amazing what we can talk ourselves into doing even when we know with every fiber of our hearts that it’s wrong.
And this is exactly what I tried to illustrate with the bad guys (the Engineers) in the Stitch Trilogy. Yes, they’ve done some terrible, terrible things. But are the Engineers themselves objectively *evil*?
Guest Post at Crys Book Reviews
A Profile of Evil: the Engineers: The Developer, The General, The Doctor, The Draftsman
“The memory alteration research mentioned some, well, unfortunate side effects…”
Review at Fundinmental
It is amazing to me that the egos of some people allow them to think they have all answers and, therefore, have the right to play God.