Sunday, November 21, 2010

Solid by Shelley Workinger

Genre: Young Adult
Format: EBook
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release: July 2010-11-13

A group of teenagers discover they have been genetically altered before birth. They are invited to a place where they would be tested for “super abilities”. Away from their families and friends, they begin to form a close friendship with each other. It is not long before they develop a tight bond.

One of the teens, Calliope “Clio” Kaid, lost her father many years ago. One of the people in charge happens to have been a close friend of her father’s, but she questions the coincidence of running into him now and wonders if her father’s death was truly an accident. When she can’t reach her mother, she becomes even more suspicious of what is happening.

Clio stumbles upon information that could be dangerous to her and her new friends. She shares her information with them and together they search for the truth and expose a conspiracy that could destroy them all.

This book has a nice mix of mystery, suspense, thrills, and even a bit of romance. I don’t usually read young adult books, but the premise of this book intrigued me and I’m glad I read it. The characters are all realistic and their motivation is believable. The story moves at a fast-paced and the characters come to life in a way that will have readers caring about them. I devoured this book in just a couple of days.

A side note, this is the first book in the “Solid” series. To read more about these books, go to Shelley Workinger’s website


  1. It does sound kind of cool.
    Nice review

  2. It reminds me a bit of the James Patterson young adult series, which I can't for the life of me remember the name of. Something to do with wings and it might be Maximum Ride, though not sure.

  3. Vivienne - Yes, it's the Maximum Ride series and that's what I was thinking when I read this one.


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