Settling By Shelley Workinger
Paperback, First Edition, 242 pages
Expected publication: July 4th 2011 by CreateSpaceBlurb:
(first published 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…
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…
Shelley does it again. Settling was an awesome addition to her Solid Series. I couldn't put the book down. I loved getting reacquainted with the old characters and then getting to meet some new ones. Lieutenant Graham a.k.a. Ford, Xavier Wittman, and Rae Mahoney bring a new dynamic to Settling's motley crew of characters. I like the fact that Ford is closer in age to the kids in this story because it gives the kids a more approachable person to turn to. This story has some great OMG moments which blew me away. There are so MANY things I want to say but it would so be giving things away....yikes. Clio is a great character with more teen angst than you can shake a stick at and that's what keeps me reading. If this book was all hearts and flowers, sure it would be good, but it wouldn't be what we have come to expect from Shelley and her wonderfully crafted characters. On a scale from 1-10 I give Settling a HUGE 10. I thought Shelley did a great job of continueing her sage of her characters search for answers when it comes to C9x. Who doesn't love a good military cover up....lol. If you liked Solid you need to read Settling. If you haven't read Solid pick up both Solid and Settling and join the rest of us searching for answers and unmasking a very clever killer.