Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Tour: Settling (Solid #2) by Shelley Workinger

Book:  Settling (Solid #2)
Author:  Shelley Workinger
Release date:  July 4, 2011
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Pages:  242
Source:  Author

At the beginning of the summer, Clio Kaid was one of a hundred teens brought to a secret Army installation. But it was no ordinary camp and they weren’t ordinary kids…

Soon after learning they were the products of a secret genetic experiment, the teens began developing super-abilities ranging from bounding lightness to blocking heaviness; blinding brilliance and the ability to vanish. These same gifts made them targets of a psychopath in officer’s clothing, and they found themselves fighting for their lives.

Picking up where “Solid” left off, Clio and her friends realize that they aren’t ready to go home; they’re determined to stay on campus and continue their journey of self- discovery. But someone doesn’t feel the same way and will do anything to drive them away – even kill.

Friendships will be tested, abilities will evolve, and more secrets will come out as the teens race to stop the killer before he sets his sights on one of them…

A couple months ago I read Solid by Shelley Workinger.  I had no clue what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised.  When I was asked to be a part of the blog tour for the sequel, I, of course, said yes.  I thought Solid was good but Settling was awesome! I can’t believe the third book doesn’t come out until next summer!

Clio Kaid has finally found the place where she belongs.  She has a great group of friends and maybe even a boyfriend.  Too bad things can’t stay that way forever especially when there is a murder on campus.  The attacks keep happening and Clio has no clue how to make campus safe again.  Worst of all she seems to be pushing all her friends away and she doesn’t quite know why. Will Clio figure out what is going on with her abilities and the murderer before its too late?

The story picks up right after the ending of Solid and it does not take long to be drawn back into the story.  The first attack doesn’t happen until about sixty pages in but those first sixty pages are by no means slow. I was hooked just reading about the friendships, romance, and new characters.  The attack just added to the already interesting story.

Clio was very easy to like in this book.  She did some very stupid things but those things actually made me like her more.  Her mistakes made her seem more human, more real. The rest of the cast of characters didn’t seem to change much throughout the book but I still loved them.  Garrett cracked me up and Jack was such a sweetheart.  I can’t wait for more of everybody!  Well except maybe the psycho killer!  =)

Overall, Settling is a great follow-up to Solid and if you haven’t checked out this series already, do it now!  It’s kind of like the book version of X-Men.  I think it will really appeal to all teens (and adults who love YA too.)

First line:  Why rush?

Rating:  B+

Cover:  B-

Find more info about Shelley Workinger and her books in these places:
-Facebook (www.facebook.com/SolidSeries)
-Twitter (twitter.com/#!/SWorkinger)
-Website (solidnovel.com/)
-Blog (bookfare.blogspot.com/) (currently holding a giveaway for Solid!)

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8 Comments

  1. Christina Kit.

    It’s awesome when the character is so likable and relatable you can connect with her mistakes as well, and they’re mistakes that make sense.

    The world sounds intriguing!!

    Love the cover. The couple sitting with the fireworks graphic in the background is great!

    Lovely review 🙂

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