Review: Settling by Shelley Workinger

Filed in Review , Shelley Workinger , The Cornered Lover Posted on June 20, 2011 @ 10:00 am 4 comments

Format read: paperback – First Edition
Number of pages: 242 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
Formats available: paperback
Expected Release Date: July 4th 2011
(Amazon only)
Info: Authors Website, Goodreads

Book Blurb:

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 Thoughts

O.M.G  O.M.G.  O.M.G. !!! I love this series! *takes a deep breath * Seriously, I  love this series! I know this phrase gets used a lot. But really, I just can’t stop myself from reading it. The more and more I read, the more questions I have. Then more things progress in the characters. The more I end up with more questions. The more possibilities that pop up. Key word….. MORE! When Shelley asked me if I would like to take part in her tour, and review I literal jumped for joy! I have been waiting for book 2 Settling, it seems like forever!

To me Shelley brings us a new YA version of X-Men, and I absolutely love that! We get kids with special abilities that are the result of a secret government experiment. What differs from the X-men is the fact that you don’t have the huge variety of talents, where every kid has a different ability. We have 4 groups:

The Star’s – who can make themselves a bright glow that almost sparkle.
The Rock’s – Who have the ability to push people away, and completely avoid them, without them even knowing it.
The Jock’s – Who are pretty much excel at everything from strength, to speed.
The Stealth’s – Who can make themselves disappear to everyone but other stealth’s.

It gives the kids the opportunity to work together, and learn their abilities with others who are the same. So you really get team work. And we don’t have to keep track through the series of a million different abilities and who the abilities go with.

In Settling we get the continuation of what the kids go through in trying to learn more and more about who and what they are. Through the entire book I sat back and kept thinking to myself, WOW…… be 17, and have to go through all these hurdles in their path. To have so much weight on their shoulders with occurrences that your average Joe will never have to face in their lifetime. And all of this on top of, and because of their special abilities.

Shelley takes us even further into the lives and relationships of the kids as they struggle and learn how to live with their gifts. How all the kids are working on making their lives as normal as they possibly can, all the while trying to learn more about the entire experiment and their existence.

Shelley again has done a FANTASTIC job with Settling and O.M.G. after that ending I am going to be bouncing off the walls waiting for the release of book #3 Sound!

I give Settling 5 out of 5 Bookies!
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  • Deea June 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Wow! Great review! I've been so curious about this series and it sounds very interesting, I love kids with super powers!:D I guess you just convinced to pick this up!;)

  • Victoria June 21, 2011 at 2:17 am

    This sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the review.

  • Lola Loves Books! July 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Great review, definitely want to read it now!

  • aurian December 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Wow, never heard of this series. How many children are you talking about? Is there a focus on a specific kid?

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