Thursday, 30 August 2012

Solid - Book Review

Solid (Solid #1)
by Shelley Workinger

What is it about:
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, and find love as they search for answers.

What did I think of it:
This is a very nice read.

I liked the set up of the story. Clio and about 100 other teens are thrown in a project to discover what happened to them. The fact that Clio is just as clueless as the reader makes it a suspenseful story as you discover along with Clio what is going on.

At the campus Clio meets some other teens and makes friends with them. Even though they were a bit stereotypical, Workinger manages to make them all likeable and interesting enough to want them to overcome the obstacles they encounter.

Overall the story was intriguing and I kept wondering where it would lead. There could have been a bit more struggle in my opinion to make things even more interesting, but that might just be me.

All in all this is a very enjoyable paranormal YA read about self discovery with a firm dose of suspense on the side.

I most probably will give the next book a try to see what's next for Clio and her friends.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun paranormal YA read

Buy it here


M.A.D. said...

Sounds like an enjoyable and uncluttered read! Hopefully, by book #2, Clio will morph into a ravenous, bloodthirsty zombie and eat her friends all up ;D

... {see how badly you and Titania have influenced me? With your zombie luvin' ways? lol)

Sullivan McPig said...

Yeah, you'd never read about zombies without our bad influence :-p

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

This sounds like it has an interesting take. I'm curious to see what you think of the next book as well. Thank you.

Aurian said...

This sure sounds like a good one. Even without Zombies :)