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-- Book 2 in the Stitch Trilogy --

It's only been three days, and already everything is different.

Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable universi
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 14th 2013 by Samantha Durante (first published June 13th 2013)
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
4♥'s and a smidgen extra.

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around all the revelations, and questions Shudder contained. Yet another noodle warp. However, I will note that due to this story, I knew the world building would begin anew as if Stitch did not provide set up. Stitch really did set it up, but like Neo found out in the Matrix, that rabbit hole is one freaky mother.

I do wish the romance aspect of the story would have been played up a little more. I understand the reason behind it and
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Trisha
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
"The human animal is not an easy one to appease. We are, by nature, selfish - even cruel. To be truly happy, we must rise above nature. We must seek to overcome our baser animal instincts in pursuit of something greater. And that's what we're seeking with Paragon - a better place for all of us."

I brought this book everywhere with me today and read it everywhere I went. It was a great, entertaining read and I did enjoy it. I love how each voice is distinct. We have a couple different POV but I ne
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Samantha
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Can't wait to hear what you guys think of Book 2! Don't miss the Shudder Blog Tour, starting June 15th: http://www.samanthadurante.com/2013-s...
Lottie Eve
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
There is just something about the Stitch series that makes reading it pure, genuine entertainment. When I read Stitch back a few months ago, I was in awe of the refreshing, new world of Paragon that Samantha Durante had created and the story that came with it. Now, after I have read Shudder, I am in awe of the exciting action, endearing characters, and the story.

The beginning of Shudder is what happens right after the end of Stitch. Alessa and Isaac have escaped from Paragon and are now explorin
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Sam
Shudder is the sequel to the mindbending dystopian novel Stitch. Unlike Stitch, which is harder to categorise because of its mixed genres, Shudder is firmly set in the dystopian world with plenty of mysterious to keep us entertained.

Eventhough Shudder isn't set long after Stitch at all, but I found myself stumbling through the events trying to figure out what happened in the previous book. Fortuneately, Durante does a good job at reminding us of previous events, and I quickly fell back into the
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As most of you know, my reviews for the second book in the series is always short in case other people have not read the first but I almost don’t know where to start without giving stuff away or posting spoilers! I loved Stitch, the first book. It was blow-your-mind amazing and Shudder was exactly the same way. I was on pins and needles waiting on this book, dying to know what was going to happen to Alessa and her crew. The complexity of the plot and the dynamics have you wondering what exactly ...more
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copies
Second book was not as twistful as the first one in Stitch trilogy and it seemed more like in-between story that was more slow. We followed Alessa and Isaac after they left Paragon's walls and now had to find a new base for the rebels where they can strike back. Facing different challenges on the way and almost experiencing death, they have to stay together and try to survive.

Overall I did think that Shudder was a great sequel to Stitch. I mean that book would be pretty hard to top off but I am
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Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank the author for sending me a copy in return for an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.

Blurb from Goodreads:
It's only been three days, and already everything is different.
Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her co
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Nickie
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I reviewed Samantha Durante's first book, 'Stitch', a few months ago, and enjoyed the paranormal meets adventure/dystopian genre, and Durante's crisp, professional writing. When she asked me to review her second book, 'Shudder', I jumped at the chance.

If you haven't read Durante's first book, you might want to skip this review. I tried a few times to write a review that didn't spoil the first book, but guys, it's just not possible! There's so many edge-of-the-seat mindblowing plot twists in 'Sti
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Sherry Fundin
Alessa is finally learning what the Stitch is all about.

Now, she has a mission. She wants to get it done so she can go home. She has no idea if Janie is dead or alive. It had broken her heart to leave her behind.

The Mission:

1. Find the rebels base.

2. Figure out who is the enemy.

3. Avoid the creatures.

5 STARS - Would Buy It For Them (lol)

The cover for Shudder is very pretty. I like that the covers of the trilogy are similar.

Samantha Durante's second book of the trilogy, Shudder, is another resoun
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Charlie
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indie, paranormal, teen-ya
The genre bending mash-up that presents in book one finds its way down a more dystopia, science-fiction path in the second installment of the Stitch series. When the revelation of the actual 'stitch' emerges, the ghostly mystery wanes. Shudder serves as a transition in a post-apocalyptic world where deceit is commonplace in the game for survival. Now it's time to choose a side, Alessa and Issac are given a new mission that is vital to the success of the rebellion. Will they succeed, runaway or f ...more
Melanie
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my! Dystopia at its finest! Shudder takes off right out of the gate and doesn't stop. We get the perspective of different people. First up are the Engineers who are running Paragon. We find out more about their motives and what they are hoping to accomplish (scary!). Then we are taken to one of the rebels who is being punished for her part in the rebellion. We're not sure who she is for a while, though. Next up is Alessa and Isaac, newly reunited, who leave Paragon to try to find a new headq ...more
Christine
This is a hard book for me to review since I do not want to give too much away. I think when the reader will go into this story with fresh eyes, they will enjoy the “ride.” You won’t expect certain twists and revaluations, so saying that, I will go through my typical questions.

Did I feel connected to the characters? Yes. We learn so much more about the characters and the situation they are in. We see their strengths as well as their weaknesses. I don’t think the right word is weaknesses. We see
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Michelle
Ohhhhh my! I just finished reading Shudder, as in I just turned the last page on my Kindle and I was cussing :) Samantha under my breath. What the heck?!?!? Leaving me hanging like that. But WOW! I need to take a minute before I can dive into how awesome this book was......

Ok (taking a deep breath) three words; unbelievably, fasted paced. Shudder begins immediately where Stitch left off. Alessa and Issac have escaped Paragon and are setting out to find a place for the rebels to prepare for war
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Teri
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When does part three come out?!!!

Part two in this trilogy doesn't disappoint. Questions regarding how the characters came to Paragon and the origin of the virus are answered, filling in gaps in the backstory from the first book, Stitch. Alessa faces new challenges, both internal and external, in Shudder and part of this book is a survival story. After thinking I'd never hear from them again, I was happy to see some characters from the first book resurface in Shudder and learn more about their st
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Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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*This review will contain spoilers for Stitch—the first book in the series!*

Shudder picks up just a few days after the final events of Stitch. Alessa and Isaac have escaped Paragon, and the mission of finding a command center for the rebels lies ahead of them. Such a task should be easy enough, but not in their world. Outside Paragon are different types of danger. Not only is here the biting cold, the possibility of starving, the ever-present dang
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Wendy
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, dystopian
"Shudder" the heart-pounding and gripping second book in the "Stitch Trilogy" explodes with action when Alessa and Isaac escaping Paragon set out on a rebel mission to find a home base for the rebels. Stepping into an environment that could still hold the deadly virus and chased by creatures with super speed and strength the tension mounts especially when Isaac sickens with flu-like symptoms and Alessa's mind falls prey to alien feelings and memories of Isaac's brother Joe. As Alessa and Isaac s ...more
Pinky
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! Finally Alyessa and Isaac are together. They set out to find a safe place for the resistance to escape to. Lots of things happen during this journey and afterwards. The leak to Paragon is discovered as well.

Cannot wait for the conclusion!
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
View the original review on my blog:

Behind a Million and One Pages


What an emotional ride. Thrilling, fast paced and completely engaging the entire time. The sequel to Stitch is one you don't want to miss out on. The only thing I can say now after reading this is, WHERE IS STRUCK?! (aka, book 3)

We finish Stitch on one massive cliffhanger One jaw dropping cliffhanger to be exact. Now starting Shudder, we don't miss a thing. Getting straight back to where we were in the story, just a mere 3 days after where we finish Stitch, e
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Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy....

At A Glance
Shudder was definitely better than Stitch. And though I was bored in the beginning, the second half of the book really took off.

The Good
Durante has a way of keeping her readers on their toes. I was blown away by the twists and turns in this book. The level of surprises just kept getting higher and higher as we learned more about the virus that killed billions of people, the Engineers overall game plan, and how the whole mess came to be.

Meeting
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Emily (Book Jems)
4.5 Stars

Shudder is the second book in Samantha Durante's thrilling dystopian trilogy. Lemme tell you, this book packs a punch. Durante immediate grabs the attention of the reader and doesn't give a moment's rest as she settles into the continuation of Stitch. This book was able to pull me out of my reading funk, and entertain me while I suffered from strep throat (which is the absolute worst; I want to cry just thinking about it). Shudder has everything needed to make a great novel: action, thr
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Tiffany
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Eric Townsend
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Where Stitch started slow and built up the tension and suspense, Shudder dives right into the action where the previous book left off. Alessa and Issac continue on their mission to find a base for the resistance as they explore the world outside of Paragon. In my review of Stitch one of the major things I brought up was that I had wished the POV of the ghost Alessa encounters had been explored earlier to give more depth to the character and balance out the story a bit. I highly doubt my review h ...more
Richa
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at City of Books

Shudder is one of the best dystopians I've read so far! It's so intense, so captivating. There's a lot in it, and it's so well written. The action, the suspense, the thrill... All of it will leave you begging for more. I know I am! Samantha, you've really set the bar with this one. I enjoyed every second of it.

Alessa and Isaac are making their way away from Paragon and towards where they believe the rebel base is. They're running away from something they've know
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☕ Kimberly
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Last year I enjoyed Stitch the first book in the Stitch Trilogy and was anxious to discover what was happening in this strange dystopian world. Samantha Durante's second book Shudder shows us the world beyond the walls of Paragon, and the engineers that designed Paragon. She does this all while revealing things that kept me turning the pages. Three word review: fascinating, suspenseful and enlightening.

The tale picks up right after Stitch ended as Alessa and Isaac travel the world beyond Paragon
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Bailey
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: half-read
Hi everybody,
It's me, your trusty stead of a reviewer here to...well review. This is my first ever book review on my blog and it kicked of with a BANG! This story made me gasp with joy (Okay I'm exaggerating a bit still enjoy the picture to the side) We have a book from Samantha Durante a already skyrocketing YA author of the dystopian series Stitch. I'm reviewing the second book in Stitch which is so far fairly interesting. This book started with a shall I saw mysterious plot that kept me int
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Tracey (Life and Literature)
"Sometimes we just have to do something because we're the only one's who can."
"But why us Isaac? Why me? There's nothing exceptional about me - I'm just like everyone else. How did I end up in the middle of this mess? How -" She sighed deeply. "How am I not supposed to fail?"
And there it was. That was the root of all this. She was afraid of letting everyone down.


What a fantastic follow up to book one in the Stitch trilogy!! I absolutely loved it, from start to finish!!

Shudder picks up right
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Kylee
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read Stitch, the first book in this series, back in February I was pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved it. Going so far to call it one of my favorite reads of 2013, which is still true. I was extremely excited to read Shudder, I wasn't completely disappointed but it wasn't all that I wanted it to be.

Shudder starts off almost immediately after Stitch ended, with both Issac and Alessa outside of Paragon searching for a good home base for the rebels that isn't surrounded by the bad gu
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
MY REVIEW
I received a paperback copy of this book from the Author in exchange for my honest opinion.
I think the cover fits brilliantly well with the cover of Bk#1. I like books from the same series to "match" or "compliment" each other well, and this series is doing that perfectly so far.
Would I pick this book up in a store purely on the strengths of its cover? Yes!
The first descriptive line about the book "It's only been three days, and already everything s different" is good way of telling us
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had. In fact, at one point when I was reading while walking my youngest in her stroller around my neighborhood, I may have had my mouth hanging open in surprise. My neighbors probably think I’m nuts! (And not just for reading while walking…but for my visible reactions to what I am reading! There were quite a few of these during this book.)

Shudder picks up pretty much where Stitch left off but with an exciting prologue th
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