by Samantha Durante
Series: Stitch Trilogy #3
Genres: Science Fiction
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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.
It’s been five-years since the release of Shudder, the second book in the Stitch Trilogy and I was a tad nervous going in. How much would I remember with over 1,000 books read between them? I needn’t have worried, Samantha Durante quickly pulled me back into this nail-biting science fiction dystopian with Struck.
From the concept to the resistance I’ve enjoyed this trilogy. We have the Resistance, Paragon, and deadly creatures. Weave in propaganda and secrets on both sides and you’ve got the makings of an intrigue storyline.
“But how can we continue to keep this from everyone?” Janie interjected. “It’s not right. They deserve to know!” she hissed.
Alessa shrugged in defeat.
Yes, she thought, just like Isaac deserves to know that his brother might still be alive – but she couldn’t bring herself to say anything about that, either, knowing the guilt would eat him alive. She at least had to be sure first. She had to know it was really Joe.
Alessa’s mother leads the resistance but recent events have her questioning everything and planning a revolt. I loved all the twists and the unexpected development that shake the core characters. We learn more about events in Paragon and see examples of the propaganda those in charge share. The tale was addictive and perfectly paced.
I loved getting the different POVs and from both sides. For me it helped amp up the suspense and shock. The science fiction elements and strong characters enhance the storyline. The author made the story feel plausible, and developments within Paragon felt all too real.
As cool as the concept and world-building was, it was the characters who stepped up, sacrificed, and allowed me to become emotionally connected. I laughed, got angry and cried. Yep, I cried.
If you haven’t yet discovered the Stitch Trilogy, now is the time to devour the series. Shudder delivered on the ending and I’d like to go back and read the trilogy all over again.
Check out Book One
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