Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)
by Samantha Durante
Published August 1st 2012 by Samantha Durante
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. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.
Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...
The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.
"Alessa dropped her pen and looked longingly at the clock. She had little more than twelve hours until the exam and she just could not focus on the words swimming on the page in front of her. Instead, all she could think about was the ghost."
Alessa is a college student dealing with the death of her parents. Living in a sorority house with her best friend Janie, which she believes it is haunted by a good looking ghost from a family that had lived in the house in the past. She begins researching to find our more about the history of the house and the family that lived there. And the true identity of this ghost who she feels she has a love connection with.
At first when I started reading this I thought it was just another ghost story. Girl meets ghost and falls in love. But this was not that type of book at all. Stitch was simply an amazing book. I can't even describe to you all of the different emotions I went through while reading it. After I finished, which by the way only took me a few days, I had to sit and think about it before I could even talk to anyone about it. Thankfully my daughter, Abby at Wintry Words, had read it so I had someone to discuss the ingenious writing of Durante.
I was hooked right from the beginning.There are so many twists and turns in this book that I can't even begin to give you guys even a hint to what happens in the book. I don't want to spoil it for you. Let's just say that what you think is happening is DEFINITELY NOT happening. Your mind will be blown!
I loved the flip flopping of the story from one person to the next and from one time to the next. Some would say that they didn't like it and find it took away from the story, but I really enjoyed that part. Durante kept you connected no matter who was telling the story or what setting it was in. I can't get enough of young adult books featuring heroines who are just normal girls like this book's main character, Alessa. And ones that totally surprise you with a plot that goes in the opposite direction of which way you think it's going. Durante is a brilliant writer and I am anxiously waiting the next book. Samantha HURRY!! :D