Google+ Reading Teen: Review: Settling by Shelley Workinger

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: Settling by Shelley Workinger

Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
Series or Stand Alone: Series (Solid #2)
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Buy the Book: Amazon

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… Soon after learning they were the products of a secret genetic experiment, the teens began developing super-abilities ranging from bounding lightness to blocking heaviness; blinding brilliance and the ability to vanish. These same gifts made them targets of a psychopath in officer’s clothing, and they found themselves fighting for their lives. 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…
My Review:
     It's been a while since I read Solid, but I definitely picked up right where I left of.  I fell in love with the characters and setting of Solid and I loved being able to reconnect with them in Settling.  I devoured the first bit of the book.  I read it in no time and couldn't get enough.  I felt like Clio was so down-to-earth and relate-able that I dove into the book easily and loved living in her life.  After a little while into it though, I felt like Clio sort of let me down.  And I understand that they were all under a lot of stress and, at some points, they were scared for their lives, but I ended up with negative feelings towards Clio, which left me kind of dissatisfied.

     I love Jack.  I mean, of course I love him because he's practically perfect.  But seriously, I couldn't get enough of him.  I did miss him a little because he didn't seem to be in Settling as much as he was in Solid, but "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Right?  He may be the only one that I LOVE just as much at the end of Solid, as I did at the beginning...

     Which brings me to Clio's other friends, Alexis, Miranda, Garrett and Bliss.  They were all just as lovable as ever.  All of them being so close really adds something great to these books, and their relationship is probably my favorite aspect of Settling.

     I definitely don't want to give anything away, so it's a little difficult to explain, but I adored Alexis, Miranda, Garrett and Bliss so much that their actions at the end of Settling made me sort of mad at them.  I thought they reacted to a situation very dramaticly.  They definitely had a reason to react, but I hoped that they would be a bit more understanding.

     Even so, I, without a doubt, will  be reading the next book in this series.  And, although I was a little dissapointed with some characters, I really did enjoy Settling, and would definitely reccomend that you read Solid!


  1. havent read Solid yet, but i slightly got an idea because of Settling. I recently won a copy of this book and have been reading up until the 50th page. So far, Im in love with it. Thanks for the review :)

  2. I havent heard about this book til now. Thanks for the review kit


  3. Thanks for the review! I've been trying to decide whether or not to read Solid, and I think I will now.

  4. Thanks for an honest review.
    I loved Solid so will definitely be reading this at some point!


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