Written by: Shelley Workinger
Release date: July, 2010
Source: Shelley Workinger
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.
Doesn’t the description of the book sounds like X-men? I love the X-men, so I was excited to dive into this story and found out what this conspiracy was and what kind of super abilities they will develop. So, I was a bit wrong. Yes, they do have superpowers like X-men, but the plot and storyline is nothing like it.
Calliope, Clio, is smart, funny and always looks on the Bright side of life. Yes, she’s one positive young girl. I liked this character. She’s very realistic and likeable. I also liked the other characters and I thought Shelley did a great job with the characterization.
At the beginning I didn’t like the pace of the story. It was very slow and nothing really big happens. Because of this it was hard to go trough the first couple of chapters.The last few pages where fast paced and I couldn’t go trough them fast enough. The action at the last couple of pages definitely make up for the slow beginning. I had no idea who the bad guy was and I liked the suprise effect that it had on me.
Solid is a great first book to start this series. I enjoyed reading it a lot.