Review: Solid by Shelley Workinger

Solid“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 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.

As Clio comes into her remarkable ability, embraces new friendships and embarks on first love, she also can’t shake the suspicion that the government has not been as forthcoming with their attentions as they claimed…”

I was a bit cautious about reading this book, but it was definitely an original one. It hooked me early on, I started reading at night and read until I couldn’t keep my eyes open then as soon as I woke up began reading again.

The story itself, I could see happening with the way technology has taken a turn there is tons of various genetic altering so why not one that creates special powers? The mix-matched group of friends are the sort of friends I’d like to have. From sweethearted Bliss to annoying (but with a good heart..maybe) Miranda to the loveable Jack and Garrett. The love aspect happened gradually, much to my excitement.

My only real complaint was the book felt a bit slow at times, but I felt like it was probably needed to build this world for future books in the series. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel to see what happens next to Clio and her friends.

The sequel to Solid called Settling will be released in just a few days!

Solid was provided for me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. Jillian says:

    This sounds really interesting!! But I don’t know – if you say it’s a slow book.. if I should read it.

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