Author: Shelley Workinger
Published: July 2010
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.
Opening Line: As per his nightime routine, he checked the security panel to ensure that the system would alert him of any intrusions on the perimeter he'd set around the lad.
Closing Line: We'd find a way to work things out, because what we had was real, Solid.
Clio Kaid is bought to a home-from-home state-of-the-art compound by the military as they try to discover more about a drug named C9x, as it has had an effect on her and 99 other teenagers, giving them super-human abilities. 17 years prior to this a rogue doctor decided to experiment on 100 unsuspecting pregnant women with a chromosomal drug but when he was killed it seemed all evidence died with him, except for the 100 babies. Now Clio and the other teenagers are ready to learn more about themselves and the drug that altered their very being.
Clio soon makes friends and I really like that there is a real mix of characters, I love Miranda and hope to see more of her in the next book. She is very much for herself and wants to be center of attention, she an all round queen b!! But the group seem to fit together perfectly.
And what's YA without a romance!?! Jack is Clio's love interest and honestly, he's sooooo sweet!! I loved the star scene in the book but I'm not going to say anymore because I don't want to spoil it for you!
We quickly learn that not everyone is who they say they are at the facility and Clio and her new genetically altered friends are on their own mission to discover why they are really wanted by the military.
I really enjoyed Solid! I thought it was obvious who the 'bad-guy' was but I was totally shocked to find out the reason why!
Soild is a great little read and the series has potential! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!