Author: Shelley Workinger
Publication: July 9th 2010
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
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-- My Thoughts --
I had this book since FOREVER. I always put it at the end of my TBR list but when I started seeing very positive reviews, and the second book popped up, I had to start reading it. I wish I had read it sooner!
Calliope (Clio, for short) was always the "normal" girl. She was used to travelling with her mum on book tours, and never staying too long in once place. But then, nothing stays the same for long. Clio finds out that she has been genetically-engineered before birth by a secret group of military scientists. The government has found out about the experiment 16 years after it has started. And now, they want to know what the "kids" are able to do.
Clio is transported to the base, where almost a hundred other kids are. She gets to make new friends, and learn new things. But she never expected to be able to do things normal people couldn't and find out about a conspiracy within the military.
Who conducted the experiment in the first place? Why did it take 16 years for the military to find out about it? What are Clio and the other kids able to do? Will Clio find out who started the conspiracy? Find out much more when you read this thought-provoking, action-packed novel, Solid...
I really liked this book. I have to say, it was different. I expected a "normal" paranormal read, a damsel in distress, a love triangle, an insta-love connection, and an unbelievable plot. But it was NONE of those things. Shelley Workinger has a wonderful writing style, it's simple, delicate, and straight-forward.
I liked the characters, too. Clio is funny, sarcastic, but shy and stubborn at the same time. I liked the love interest, Jack, too. But he wasn't swoon-worthy enough for my taste :P I liked all of Clio's friends, they were funny and supportive. The only complain I have about this book is that the beginning was a little "TOO" slow, I had to drag myself to the middle, but then, the pace sped up and got so action-packed and tense that I was holding my breath the whole time.
If you want an enjoyable, light paranormal read that is both, mysterious and intriguing, then Solid is the one! I will definitely be reading the second book in the series. I can't wait to get my hands on it, I have such high hopes for Shelley Workinger. You better get your hand on this!