Hey everyone! Just wanted to post a quick reminder that the last few giveaways from the Stitch Blog Tour are ending today/tomorrow. Here are links to where to can enter in case you haven’t done so yet: Twisting Minds One Word At A Time: 1 e-book copy of Stitch, currently 19 entries Nomi’s Paranormal Palace: 3 e-book copies of Stitch, currently 120 entries Book.Mark.Belles: 3 e-book copies of Stitch, currently only 6 entries! Reading Romances: 5 signed print copies of Stitch
Hurricane Sandy has not knocked out my power here in the Upper West Side just yet, so the tour continues! Today we’re at Up In The Bibliosphere and Ed and Em’s Reviews for two reviews and an e-book giveaway! First, 4 stars from Up In The Bibliosphere: Wow. Stitch was an absolutely pleasant surprise. Like many others, I started the book thinking it’d be contemporary with a hint of paranormal. It is actually paranormal with a crazy dystopian twist! I have never been so please
What’s worth fighting for? That’s a question that Alessa and I have had to ask ourselves a lot over the course of the Stitch trilogy. Because when you’re faced with impossible odds, it’s easy to give up. It’s easy to say, “You know, this is not my job to fix. I think I’m going to sit this one out.” And for a long time, that’s just what we did. Swing by The Book Hookup for the rest, and remember to enter the e-book giveaway while you’re there! And our second stop today is
I’m a para-geek. There’s no denying it. Anything that has to do with anything paranormal just hooks my interest. As a kid, I played with Ouija boards and voodoo dolls, watched any scary movie I could get my hands on (October on the SyFy channel = AWESOME), even ran a lemonade stand in the local graveyard! Tim Burton was (and continues to be) my favorite director (Beetlejuice, anyone?), and whenever there’s nothing on TV, I always seem to find myself watching reruns of one of
I’ve read plenty of books where things aren’t always what they seem. I do manage to pick up little hints here or there that make me think. Stitch took me completely by surprise. Once settle in the book I thought, “Oh cool, a ghost story.” Psssh, NOT. AT. ALL. This little surprise in the book picked up my imagination like never before. Head over to Books With Bite to catch the rest today! And don’t miss the e-book giveaway starting today at Twisting Minds One Word at a Time!
Yesterday you found out which Stitch GOOD guy you’re most like, but today it’s time to go to the dark side… and learn which Stitch BAD guy you’re most like! Check out the quiz at Hey, Tara! 1. What was your favorite subject in school?
A. Computer Science.
E. Math. The rest of the questions AND an awesome 5-star review are up today at Hey, Tara! Next up is a 4.5 star review at Simple Books: At first I thought it would just be her trying
The plot is full of seamless twists and turns, and just when I thought I had things figured out, I was completely knocked for six when things took a turn that I couldn’t even have imagined. The world-building was great for the first half, and only improved when the book took its first big twist and secrets started to be revealed, both to me and to Alessa. The pacing is spot on – it builds gradually and then reaches an action-packed climax at just the right time. The strikin
****WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!****The Sixth Sense
Whoa, whoa! Bruce Willis has been DEAD this whole time?? And the kid knew??? Insane. I did NOT see that coming! That’s one thing I liked about Stitch and why I found it to be so unique. It can’t be pegged to one genre. While it may have started off as a paranormal romance, it drastically transformed into a dystopian sci-fi later on. Having elements of various genres really amplified the mystery and suspense. I did
Isaac is, first and foremost, my best friend. I wish there were a better word to describe it, but there’s not. I hate the term “soul mate” – it sounds so cheesy and unrealistic – but that’s the closest I can think of. Isaac is like a part of me, like something buried deep inside that it’d be fatal to remove. I’ve always been an independent person – I’ve had no other choice – but I need Isaac in a way that I’ve never needed anyone. I rely on him to be there for me like I
Stitch really blew me away with the awesomeness of the storyline and all the twists and turns. The layers of the story and the depth of the characters were revealed at a perfect pace. Samantha Durante did such an amazing job of continually surprising me so that Stitch became a book that I just didn’t want to put down. A fantastic start to the series!! STITCH has this same sense of a path being forged that will lead somewhere important, but there is plenty of substance in the
Stitch was a very well written and/or well-edited novel. Based on the writing quality, I never would have guessed that this was an indie novel. The character of Alessa was very likable an sympathetic throughout the novel, both when she is at college recovering from the loss of her parents and… later, when other things are happening. And despite the fact that there are three interwoven realities in the novel – Alessa’s, Isaac’s, and the real one – I never got confused about w
Yes, Samantha Durante, within her debut novel managed to make my head spin!
STITCH is a genre bending mixture of New Adult, Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Dystopian with a light dash of Paranormal. Oh and Samantha Durante also managed to do genre bending right. The mixture was smooth, transitioning you from one aspect to the next with fluid writing and…yea…those epic plot twists! Don’t miss the rest at Sliced Open Reviews today and remember to enter the giveaway while you’re the
Samantha: (laughs) Okay, next one. String cheese: string it or eat it in bites?
Janie: STRING IT! Oh my God, it drives me NUTS when people just bite into it!! String cheese is practically a delicacy! You’re supposed to savor it!
Samantha: (laughing) I knew that one would get you going… Read the rest over at Head Stuck In A Book today! Thanks so much to Sarah for hosting!! Next we’ve got another fab review over at Books and Life! Here’s a sneak peek: Samantha Durante wil
Great review and guest post up today at My World in Words and Pages about the reality TV “ick factor” and how that influenced Stitch. Here’s a sneak peek: There’s something about reality TV that just makes my skin crawl. The logical part of me knows that stars of the show have signed up for this, that they know they’re being exploited and somehow it’s worth it to them anyway, and that obviously this is something viewers want, otherwise these shows wouldn’t be so successful.
Yup, I gave a very vague synopsis. Why? This book is just too delicious to give any spoilers away. I LOVED this book so much! Here is another case when I wish I could give more then a 5 reaper rating. Don’t miss the rest (and the interview) at A Thousand Lives today! Huge thanks to Jannah & Nicki for hosting! Next up, another great review and an e-book giveaway at The Bookshelf Chronicles – here’s a sneak peek: Through Alessa you realise early on that there’s something a bit
Ana: –The characters in this book, I thought, really contributed to making the book what it is. Alessa’s character is naïve and lost but at the same time, she has the other feelings that she doesn’t know where they’re coming from, which I think makes her stronger. She knows that there’s something more, something bigger to this picture than what’s in front of her. Then we have Janie, who is a little bubble of sunshine. I absolutely love Janie, she’s… AWESOME!
Neyra: Lol I like
What is ‘young adult,’ anyway? For the answer, I turned to the greatest bastion of internet knowledge known to man: Wikipedia, of course. Read the rest at Word Spelunker and don’t miss the e-book giveaway while you’re there! Today we’ve also got a great review up at An Avid Reader’s Musings. Check it out: I soon found out that this book was so much more than just ghosts. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! …Durante does a wonderful job of introducing science into STITCH, without i
I totally enjoyed reading Stitch! It’s full of pleasant surprises one after another… When everything was revealed, I was impressed and everything made sense. Check out the rest over at Michelle Chew Writes today! Thank you to Michelle for hosting!! Tomorrow we’re headed to Word Spelunker for an e-book giveaway and a guest post about what qualifies as “young adult” fiction, then to An Avid Reader’s Musings for a review! #blogtour #bloggers #blog #reviews #stitch
Hi everyone! Super excited to be back from my honeymoon (which was lovely!) and to get started on the second half of the Stitch Blog Tour! Lots of new content coming over the next few weeks, starting on Monday 10/1. In the meantime, don’t miss your chance to enter a bunch of giveaways that are going on right now: 3 Ebooks at Reading by Kindle Fire (currently 18 entries) – ENTER HERE 3 Ebooks at Darlene’s Book Nook (currently 55 entries) – ENTER HERE 3 Ebooks at Hopelessly D
I think this book was a great setup novel for future books in the trilogy. Though I think I have an inkling into what some storylines will be in future books, I can’t wait to see the characters again. I hope we’re introduced to some characters again later *cough*Nikhil*cough* because I was definitely curious about a few of them. The rest is up at A Written Rhapsody – don’t forget to enter the e-book giveaway while you’re there! And remember to check out Hopelessly Devoted Bi