Solid by Shelley Workinger
Release date: July 9th 2010
Source: eBook for review from author
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started Solid. The cover gave off a sort of dark vibe, and so did the prologue, but once I started getting into it I found that it wasn't. The setting,I thought, was great. I liked the campus a lot because, like the main character Clio, I love the outdoors. Most of the time, they were in the fresh air for their lessons, or out in the forest.
I enjoyed reading about each of the characters. I really liked Clio, mostly because she was very easy to relate to. Jack was great, too, and really sweet! He even made a constellation out of lights in his bedroom for Clio. The other main characters, other friends of Clio's, were really good too. They had believable personalities, and although one was a bit of a snob, I liked her because there are people like her in life and normally they have something nicer underneath.
The plot was a little bit slow in the beginning, but I was really enjoying Shelley's style of writing, so I got through the first two chapters and started to get quite interested. By the end I could barely put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen. Some parts of the ending were surprises and other parts confirmed what I had been suspecting for a little while. As long as there's some sort unexpected twist at the end I'll be happy, so that was perfect for me.
Solid is definitely a book that I would recommend, so even if you aren't enjoying it in the start, make sure to just keep reading and you'll hopefully end up loving it like I did!