Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blog Tour: Sound (Solid #3) by Shelley Workinger

book cover of Sound by Shelley Workinger

Title: Sound (Solid #3)
Author: Shelley Workinger
Release date: November 1, 2012
Pages: 218
Source: Author
Reading level: YA

Clio Kaid’s had one crazy summer.

After learning she was one of a hundred teens who were genetically modified before birth, she and the others departed for “camp” at a classified military site.

Besides discovering her own special ability, uncovering a conspiracy, and capturing a killer, she’s also forged new friendships, found love, and managed to lose them both.

With no answers and the end of summer closing in, Clio’s terrified of going home more lost than when she arrived.

Will she finally find everything she’s been looking for?

Find out in this exciting conclusion to the Solid trilogy.

I have stuck with the Solid trilogy since the beginning and I’m glad that I did.  Shelley Workinger’s debut young adult series is a unique story that tons of readers will enjoy.

Sound starts off right where Settling left off and it doesn’t take long to get back into Clio’s story.  She made a mess of things at the end of Settling and things are still pretty bad for her.  Her friends don’t want anything to do with her and she doesn’t know how to make things better.  However it doesn’t take long for her to realize that she doesn’t like being alone and she’s willing to do anything to restore her friendships.  Clio really grows as a person throughout this book.  She realizes her mistakes and she takes steps to fix them.  She’s not too proud to admit when she is in the wrong.  Sure she still has flaws (she’s a little pushy and nagging) but the good things about her far outweigh the bad.

The rest of the characters help make Clio a better person.  Her friends are completely fabulous.  I wasn’t really impressed with them in the beginning since they dropped Clio for a rather petty reason but they also grew throughout the story.  They helped mend their friendships with Clio and their relationships seemed stronger for it afterward.  My only issue with the friends were the girls.  Rae, Alexis, Bliss, and Miranda didn’t have distinct enough personalities.  I kept getting confused about which one was which.  I wish they had been a little bit more developed so that they would have been easier to tell apart.  The guys, on the other hand, were distinct and easy to differentiate.  They really made me laugh throughout the book.

The plot was a bit lackluster.  The first half of the book didn’t seem to go anywhere and I found myself getting distracted while reading it.  There just wasn’t enough going on to hold my interest in the story.  Things did pick up in the end but I felt that it was very rushed and too predictable.  I guessed who the villain was in the very beginning.  There was no real mystery to this book.

My biggest issue was the ending.  Things weren’t really resolved.  Questions were left unanswered and the epilogue left me really confused.  This is supposed to be the final book in the trilogy but the epilogue opened everything up for more.  I felt that the story would have been better without the epilogue.  But hey, maybe there will be a spin-off series continuing the story?

Overall, Sound wasn’t a completely satisfying ending but I still enjoyed it.  I’m happy with where the characters were at the end and there was enough closure to the story to please me.  If you haven’t yet you should really check out this series.

Looking for more reviews of Sound?
Paranormal Indulgence’s review

Series:
Solid (Solid #1)
Settling (Solid #2)

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6 Comments

  1. Eileen

    Great review! I’m sorry the ending wasn’t as satisfying as you would’ve liked and that the plot wasn’t as lackluster 🙁 But I’m glad you were satisfied in the end! 😀

  2. Christina Kit.

    Too bad the pacing wasn’t spot on from the beginning, but I’m happy you enjoyed this installment in the series!

    Hope the science is solid in this one 🙂

    Lovely review 🙂

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