Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: Solid

Solid by Shelley Workinger

Released:July 9,2010
Pages:221 pages(Paperback)
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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 for 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.

While exploring her own special ability, forging new friendships and embarking on first love, Clio also stumbles onto information indicating that the military may not have been entirely forthcoming with them and that all may not be as it seems... 
  I was contacted by the author to review but the review is all my own opinion.
   Where do I start with Solid? The plot of this book is fresh and new, it's definitely not something I've ever read before! Ms.Workinger has an amazing writing style, as well as interesting characters which made in my opinion the story come to life. The story follows Clio your average teen as she comes to grips with the harsh reality of this rouge experiment.
    I really really liked Clio! I loved her friendship with the main characters: Bliss, Garrett, Miranda and Jack.....oh how I loved the romance between Clio and Jack! I seriously can't wait to see their romance blossom.The story had one real climatic point where the "bad guy" was revealed and to be honest I kinda figured who this "bad guy" was, but was still shocked at some of the side details. Yep thanks to my crime show addiction I figured it out! But I really didn't mind that one climatic point, because I could really focus on the story and the development of characters instead of trying to keep up with every event.

  The book in all was a 5 out of 5 stars! I loved everything about it! I seriously can't wait for the release of Settling which is set to be released July 4th of this year! Solid is the first in Ms.Workinger's s Solid series! Here is the book cover of Settling:

Happy Reading!


P.s. Here is the official Solid website: http://www.solidnovel.com/

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