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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review of YA Urban Fantasy/Sci-Fi book, Solid by Shelley Workinger

Title: Solid
Series: Solid, Book 1
Author: Shelley Workinger

Official Synopsis
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.

My Review
This book in 3 words: Suspenseful, Funny, Unputdownable.

Solid is a YA sci-fi/fantasy blend that people of all ages will enjoy. You will love the wide-array of characters, the constant mysteries and wathcing the story unfold as each character learns that they are anything but "normal".

An unsanctioned science experiment that was performed on unsuspecting mothers resulted in numerous children being born with altered DNA. This can cause "powers" in the child that may not be noticeable at first, but the government is about to find out the extent of these powers.

With that, children who were in this mad-scientist playbook must report to a government facility where these teens learn about thier abilities while enjoying some time hacing fun in their new state of the art diggs.

Clio is one of those kids. She has a tough exterior but a fun group of friends (all genetically altered) are able to break through and together, they explore their powers. Learing you are a genetic mutant is hard, but realizing how different you are is just plain freaky. When their powers start to come to light, the "friendly" atmosphere starts to get a little unsettling. Clio has a feeling that the government is hiding something from them and she, along with her friends, intends to find out what it is. What they find could not only change their lives, but end it for good..

This book is so much fun. I loved piecing together the puzzles, the powers that began unfolding and the constant surprises. By the end of the book I felt like one of the gang and I was sad to let them go..at least until the next installment was released. Add the sweet romantic element between the tough, witty Clio and the sweet and uber-smart Jack and we have ourselves a winner in Solid.

This book is rated 4 Fangs:

Question of the Day:
If you could have any power, what would it be?


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