Sunday 3 July 2011

Book Review- Solid by

Reviewed by Katy
Title: Solid
 Author: Shelley Workinger
Series:  Solid #1
Published: 9 July 2010 by CreateSpace
Length: 221 pages
Warnings: romance
Other info: Book 2, Settling comes out tomorrow, July 4th.
Summary : Eighteen years ago, a rogue Army doctor secretly experimented with a chromosomal drug on unknowing pregnant women. When he was killed not long after the children were born, any knowledge and evidence seemed to die with him - except the living, breathing, human products of his work.

Almost two decades later, the newly self-proclaimed "open-book" military unearths the truth about the experiment, bringing Clio Kaid and the other affected teens to a state-of-the-art, isolated campus where they soon discover that C9x did indeed alter their chromosomes, its mutations presenting as super-human abilities. The military kids, who come from across the nation and all walks of life, come into their own as lighter-than-air 'athletes'; 'indies' as solid as stone walls; teens who can make themselves invisible and others who can blind with their brilliance.

As Clio comes into her remarkable ability, embraces new friendships and embarks on first love, she also can't shake the suspicion that the government has not been as forthcoming with their attentions as they claimed.

Review :   Clio is a wonderfully witty and sarcastic girl. It's great to see how this gets her into a bit of a dilemma. The author has a brilliant sense of humour and the plot twists were unpredictable.
I love the fact that the main charaster isn't the genius child, that she doesn't discover her powers first and that she genuinely thought that SPOILER:Janet was a nice person.
 Clio's reaction to her friends thinking that Janet was the antagonist was genuine. When I read it, I thought "What on earth are they talking about" because Solid was written so well.

The romance was inevitable, but I was prepared(I was told in the email I got about this). I actually enjoyed reading about how flustered Clio was about the guy she liked and how shocked she was  that the guy she liked liked her back because Clio is hilarious. I can't wait to read the sequel Settling.

Overall:  Strength 4 tea

Big thanks to the author who sent us a copy in exchange for an honest review

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