Thursday, August 2, 2012

Solid (Solid #1) by Shelley Workinger

by Shelley Workinger
Published July 9, 2010
ISBN: 9781453624821
Available Format: Paperback, ebook

My Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis: Clio Kaid may be seventeen and just beginning the 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.

I really like the premise of this novel; it's something a little different, while it still has all those things we love about YA paranormal. Shelley does a great job introducing us to her characters and this new situation with which they are faced. Her writing is fun and easy and the pacing is spot on. I enjoyed the story from start to finish, and it was a fairly quick read.

I am definitely looking forward to learning more about the characters and their abilities in the rest of the series. Jack is such a sweetheart, and the turn of events involving Alexis was really exciting. I am dying to see how the relationships that began in book one play out through the following installments.

This is a great introduction to the series, and I am eager to get my hands on book two, Settling