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Friday, October 5, 2012

Review: Sound by Shelley Workinger

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series or Stand Alone: Series ("Solid" Book #3)
Buy the Book: Amazon
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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.

     I'm not going to lie, I find it extraordinarily difficult to write reviews for sequels. What do I say that I haven't already said? And who is my audience? Because anyone who read the first book in the "Solid" series is going to continue reading them because they're amazing, but anyone who hasn't started the series needs to read my review of the first book (which, by the way, is right here).  And anything didn't say in my first review, then I'm sure I mentioned in my review of the second book (which just so happens to be right here.) So do you see my conundrum? ANYWAYS, I will try my best not to repeat myself, so without further ado, here is my review:

     I absolutely love the characters Shelley Workinger has created in this series. I love everything about their powers, and I love that even though they have superhero powers, they still have "normal people" issues.  I absolutely flew through this book.  I personally think that the best part about these books is Clio's relationship with her friends.  While they can be overly dramatic and immature at times, they still seem like a very down-to-earth group of people,  and I even love just reading their conversations.  So, I would most definitely recommend that you pick up a copy of this book (or the whole series if you haven't read the first two!)

     But, that being said, I felt like Sound was a bit rushed.  SO much that happened that I definitely felt like it could have been a significantly longer book.  If nothing else, I thought the climax could have been expounded upon because (and I hate saying this, but it's my honest opinion) it just seemed too easy.  I mean, I know they have superpowers, so it's not exactly difficult for them to fight "normal" people, but I really would have loved a dramatic superhero fight scene.  And on a completely different note.. I'm having Jack withdraws.  I seriously wish there could have been more of him in Sound.  So I guess I just wanted a little bit more. 

      I know that may seem like a lot, but I really did love this series with all of my heart, and I'm just sad to see it end.  So I think you should, without a doubt, go read it asap!


  1. Thanks for sharing the review. I agree that reviewing sequels is really difficult. I also find that I have to reread the earlier books before starting a new one, and if it's a series like this that I really like, it's sometimes really hard to love the sequels as much as the originals. It all depends on the character arcs for me!



  2. I think good reviews for the sequels are even more compelling than for the first book. Because it is so hard to live up to a readers expectation, when you continue to gush over the books, readers are more likely to go back to the first and start the series.

    Authors need you guys to gush over their sequels! And now I want to read this series. So thank you!


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