Stuck by Samantha Durante

January 29th, 2019 Kimberly Review 18 Comments

29th Jan
Stuck by Samantha Durante
Stuck
by Samantha Durante
Series: Stitch Trilogy #3
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Author
Purchase: Amazon
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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.

dystopian scifi twisted well written

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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About Samantha Durante

Samantha Durante

Samantha lives in Westchester County, New York with four of the five loves of her life – her husband, son, younger daughter, and cat – and carries her fifth love, her stillborn eldest daughter, in her heart. An avid reader herself, Samantha’s dream is to bring the same delight to readers that other authors have brought to her life. In addition to penning novels and writing candidly about grief, she is also a sometimes freelance writer/consultant – though more often than not these days she’s on full-time mom duty! A former software engineer, Samantha said goodbye to the corporate world in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and lifelong love of writing

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18 Responses to “Stuck by Samantha Durante”

  1. Olivia-Savannah Roach

    I am always a bit nervous when getting back to a series when you’ve read so many books since and worrying that I have forgotten something or won’t be able to connect. I am glad it worked out well for you here though. If you could laugh and cry with a book, then you know it’s a good one. Glad you enjoyed the ending of this one!

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  2. Daniela Ark

    I’ve been super curious about this series because of the cover. The cover it’s like a story per se! 🙂 Glad to hear it made you cry! (sorry, but you know what I mean! Bookworm slang :))

  3. Anne

    I think I’d really like to try this one, especially since I can binge all 3 books. Wonderful review. Anne – Books of My Heart

  4. Tyler H. Jolley

    I’m always so mixed when it comes to the final book in a series. On one hand, I’m so excited to see how it ends. On the other, I’m so bummed the ride is over, and I ‘m a little worried it won’t have a great ending. Often times, I’ll buy but won’t read the final book for months. I think I waited an entire year to read Sentinel (Jennifer Armentrout, Covenant series.) I’m glad this was a nice conclusion for you.

  5. Heidi

    Wow! Five years! That is a long wait. I am glad that you were still able to connect after all that time. Sounds like a great series.

  6. Sophia Rose

    That’s great that after a five-year hiatus, you got the conclusion to the series and you were able to get back into and really root for the characters. I’ve got one coming up in February for a series that has had a huge gap of years since the last release. I want to reread just in case I don’t remember things well enough, but I’ve got other books that need to be read so I’m taking a gamble that there will be a recap of sorts. 🙂

  7. Laura Thomas

    It was a long wait for the end of this series. And so worth it! When I got my hands on this I went back and started the series from the beginning, reading one right after the other. It sure packed a punch! Awesome review, Kimberly, for an awesome series.

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  8. kindlemom1

    Oooo this cover is crazy creepy in a a way, I love it! So glad this was such a great read Kim that doesn’t always happen with last book. Glad the characters really stood out and made all the difference, love when that happens!