Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Solid by Shelly Workinger

Received: direct from author for honest review
Publisher: Createspace (self published)
Date: July 9, 2010
Buy Now:  Amazon
Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last summer before her senior year, but her life is anything but typical.

She's just discovered she was genetically altered before birth and is now headed to a top-secret Army campus to explore the surprising results of the experiment.

Follow Clio and the other teens as they develop fantastic super-abilities, forge new friendships, find love, and uncover a  conspiracy along the way.
This book is a really quick read - the plot moves swiftly and keeps you entertained. I had seen this cover around on some fellow book blogs, but really didn't know much about it. It's very unique in that I haven't seen any books around dealing with kids and superpowers.

I love the group dynamic in this storyline - the random group of teens that become friends on the first day. How they all seem to be from different cliques, but somehow fall into becoming friends and sticking together regardless that they are all so different. They all have strengths that naturally compliment each other.

Clio reminds me so much of myself back in high school. I was quiet and unsure of everything. I was acquaintances with many and close friends with very few. I didn't know where I fit in and I could see all of that in Clio. During their time at the Army school Clio begins to gain confidence and starts to stand out among her peers becoming the leader of their little troupe.
Clio and her band of rebels are an enjoyment to follow through their escapades on campus. From falling in love, making great new friends with surprising people to learning what their abilities are and taking out some bad guys, what more could you ask for in a group of 17 year olds?
I definately cannot wait to check out the next book in the series - Settling


  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, too. I'm definitely going to read 'Settling'. =)

  2. I was a big fan of this one as well! Shelley Workinger sent Settling to me for review in a couple of weeks :) She's so wonderful to chat with!

  3. She is so super nice! Love her. :) Can't wait to read Settling.


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