Friday, June 10, 2011

Review:Solid by Shelley Workinger

Solid by 

Shelley Workinger

Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop "super-abilities," and even unearth a conspiracy.

Source: Book provided by author

Disclosure:I received an copy  from the author. This did not affect my review in any way.

My thoughts:I am a HUGE fan of superhero/super powers So, I couldn’t believe my luck when the author sent me the book. I screamed in delight because I have been WAITING for a book that did not consist of vampires, werewolves or vampires and werewolves. I mean every third book is about vampires/werewolves and I wanted to read something different. Solid was different and it gets brownie points for that.

When I read the synopsis of the book I immediately thought of X-men and this was my biggest mistake. I should NEVER compare any book to X-men ever! Because then my expectations become very high.

This book gives us an introduction to the characters. It seems that the author is making us comfortable with the characters and giving us only a glimpse of their personality. In many ways, this book reminded me of The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong. The story was not fast paced but the end was unpredictable.

Clio was witty and fun. I could really connect with her anguish and problems. I could not, however connect with Bliss , she seemed a little too good to be true. I expected her to turn into an evil witch any second and was kind of disappointed when she didn’t (I know I have such a sinister trail of thought!) .Miranda on the other hand was a very interesting character. When she was introduced I thought “Here comes the character who is going to make the main characters lives miserable” but she didn’t. Which was quite refreshing . I loved the friendship between all the main characters and the positive energy.

My only problem was the pacing of the book. The first few chapters were good but then the story became a little slow and then sped up a lot. All in all I have a feeling that Settling will be much better than Solid as we are now very familiar with the characters. This book was more like a teaser trailer for the next book.

One thing is for sure, this book managed to keep me entertained and I finished it off in one day.  Plus, the sneak peak of Settling left me hungry for more! I am definitely going to try to get my hands on Settling.

My Rating:

You can check out the sneak peak of Settling here.Though it wont make sense unless and untill you have read Solid.


  1. Wow! The more reviews I read for this book, the more excited I get about reading it. I'm really looking forward to reading it soon.

    P.S. I agree with you on the tiresome nature of the endless nature of Vamp and Werewolf novels out there.

  2. I've been wanting to read this series forever!!! I just love sci fi and government experiments! So curious to see how their abilities develop and what happens at this camp!


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