On Tour with Prism Book Tours
I read the first two books in this series when I began blogging over five years ago, and was immediately hooked. But then the author took a break from writing, and I feared I’d never know what happened to these characters. Last month, she contacted me about this new release, and I was thrilled to learn she’d completed the series – can’t wait to dive into this book!
(Stitch Trilogy #3)
By Samantha Durante
YA Dystopian, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 306 Pages
December 15, 2018
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.
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Quiz: Where Do You Rank in Paragon Society?
Over the course of the Stitch Trilogy, we’ve gotten to know several different groups within the society of Paragon, from plucky rebels and manipulated citizens to mastermind Engineers and bloodthirsty Stuck. Where do you fall amongst these ranks? Take this quick quiz to find out!
Which of the following drives you most crazy?
A. Interruptions in your regularly scheduled TV programming
B. Injustice or exploitation of any kind
C. Finding a piece of cork in your wine
E. A craving you just can’t seem to satisfy
How are/were your grades in school?
A. Pretty average
B. Poor – I was too busy with extracurriculars to do homework
D. School? Waste of time. I put my genius right to work raking in billions
E. Can’t seem to remember…
What’s your biggest vice?
A. I’m high all the time
B. An addiction to righteous indignation
C. Overindulgence (in food, alcohol, sex, all of it)
D. Lies, lies, and more lies
E. An insatiable thirst for violence
What’s your ultimate goal in life?
A. To follow the rules, live simply, and enjoy it
B. To make the world a better place, for everyone
C. To make the world a better place, for those who deserve it
D. To make the world a better place, for those who deserve it, especially me
E. To exact revenge on those who’ve hurt you
What’s your favorite food?
A. Anything heavy and cheesy, yum!
B. Really whatever I can get my hands on that’s not laced with drugs
C. A nice steak dinner
D. Who needs food when you have power?
E. The blood of my enemies (or whoever, really)
Mostly A’s – Citizen
You beat the odds and survived the apocalypse. Now, you just want to relax: do whatever menial job you’re assigned each day, veg out in front of the latest drama episode at night, dig into some comforting hot entrees, and enjoy the resulting chemical cocktail of mild 24/7 euphoria. Exploitation? Abuses of power? You don’t know nothin’ about any of that – and you’ve earned that ignorance. Just keep floating along on your comfy little boat of naïveté, keep your head down, and ride out the rest of your years in security.
Mostly B’s – Rebel
Somehow you got wind of some nasty stuff going down behind the scenes in your supposedly peaceful compound, and you are not having it. You’re not quite sure *who* is behind all the monkey business, but you refuse to sit by and be complicit. Sure, you may be putting your life on the line by taking a stand, but who wants to live in a cesspool of lies and manipulation anyway? Just remember, whatever you do, be careful what you eat!
Mostly C’s – Ruling Class
You’re one of Paragon’s best and brightest – and you know it. Tasked with determining how things should operate in your newfound civilization, your brain is toiling all day, every day, for the benefit of all society. So don’t you deserve a little break every now and then? A bottle of wine, a lavish meal, a little, um, companionship (never mind if she’s willing – she wouldn’t be here if she wasn’t, right?). You’ve earned it. Without you, all those ingrate citizens would have torn each other to pieces by now. Aren’t you owed a few perks of their labor? Work hard, play hard – that’s your motto.
Mostly D’s – Engineer
A former titan of industry, you’ve got brains – and ambition – for days. You recognized that the figurative ship was sinking, and your self-preservation instincts kicked into overdrive, ensuring that *at least* those who were worthy made it onto a lifeboat (naturally, that included you!). Of course, there were some sacrifices necessary along the way (usually someone else’s, ::shrug::), but that’s the cost of being true to your ideals. Some may call you a genocidal maniac, but they’re only seeing half the story. You’re a genocidal maniac with a heart of gold!
Mostly E’s – Stuck
You were human once, you think. It’s hard to remember when you’re battling that constant thirst for blood and carnage. At one time you had hobbies, loved ones, dreams; now you’re more muscle and fury than anything. But you still have your pastimes: a rousing romp in the forest, munching on a freshly torn-off limb, giving the prison guards a good old fashioned fright. And if there’s one thing that really gets you going, it’s vengeance! The trouble is, you can’t seem to remember who to direct all that anger at… and goodness help any innocent soul who gets in your way!
So, where did you land?? Share in the comments!