Monday, 5 November 2012

Settling - Book Review

Settling (Solid #2)
by Shelley Workinger

What is it about:
At the beginning of the summer, Clio Kaid was one of a hundred teens brought to a secret Army installation. But it was no ordinary camp and they weren’t ordinary kids…

Picking up where “Solid” left off, Clio and her friends realize that they aren’t ready to go home; they’re determined to stay on campus and continue their journey of self- discovery. But someone doesn’t feel the same way and will do anything to drive them away – even kill.

Friendships will be tested, abilities will evolve, and more secrets will come out as the teens race to stop the killer before he sets his sights on one of them…

What did I think of it:
Although still a nice read I didn't like this book as much as I did the first book in this series.

Even though there's a murder and everything it felt as if nothing happened in this book. It's very static, apart from lots of teenage drama about romance and friendship.

I also didn't feel as connected to Clio and her friends as I did in the first book. Clio for example was acting bratty and was so full of self pity I wanted to scream at her.

All in all it felt like this book was trying too hard to set up events for the next book instead of being able to stand on its own. A shame, because I really like the set up and the writing.

Why should you read it:
It's a nice Paranormal YA read.

Buy it here


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Sounds like it's ok but not great. thanks for the review!

Aurian said...

That sounds like second book syndrome, a shame.