Review - Solid by Shelly Workinger

Title: Solid
Author: Shelly Workinger
Series: Solid #1
Genre: YA Paranormal/SciFi
Published: July 9th 2010

Book Description

Clio Kaid may be 17 and just beginning the last 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, and find love as they search for answers.

My Review

The Prologue starts with a doctor in his lab who has run experiments on mice and gave them all supernatural powers. From that opening I was excited! I thought this is going to be a fun story and I wasn't disappointed.

Fast forward 18 years into the future, we find that the doctor ran the experiment on pregnant women and the children are all bought together to figure out the changes that may have occurred to them. The experiment was lost when the doctor died but now it is out in the open. The children are unaware of anything unusual but they are grouped together to see what happens.

Clio is a bit of a loner, she lacks confidence and in this military facility she finally feels like she belongs and is able to form some great friendships. I love it when a girl can talk to most guys and can be fine with it, but when they try to talk to one they do find attractive they get all tongue tied and when they do speak it's all witty remarks, that's what happens with Clio. It is funny to imagine her trying to deal with this guy and all that is coming out of her mouth is sarcasm!

I really liked all Clio's friends, Bliss is her closest friend and the girls connected immediately, Miranda forced her way into the group and is very abrupt, but they tolerate her anyway. Jack is good looking and can juggle fruit! Seriously! And Gareth gives Clio a run for her money with the smart come-backs! It's amusing to watch them interact.

But there is a bigger story behind just this experiment and Clio and her new friends decide to figure it out. This is where they start to step out of their comfort zones and work together. Clio discovers some things from her past but is able to move on to find out who she truly is.

Solid was an enjoyable read, and again I was absorbed into the plot. Shelley has done a fabulous job telling the story. It has plenty of humour, a good story line and one of the most romantic dates I've ever read! Now I must get book 2 to see what will happen next!

I received this book from the Author for an honest review.

About the Author

Shelley Workinger grew up in Maine, graduated from Loyola University New Orleans, currently resides in New Jersey, and considers all of them home. When she's not working on the SOLID series, she's chatting about FoodFic on her blog; stop by and let her know what you're reading and what they're eating!

You can stalk Shelley online at:

Book 2 in the Solid series
July 4th 2011

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…

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…

OUT NOW.......

Book 3 in the Solid series
November 1st 2012

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.

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