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{December 11, 2012}   {Review} Sound by Shelley Workinger (Solid #3)

15847212From Goodreads: 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.


The final installment in the Solid series is finally here and, thankfully, it’s a very tidy ending for a series I really enjoyed.  I was worried that perhaps not all my questions would be answered, but Workinger did a great job with her conclusion, though the epilogue may leave readers wondering what’s to come… perhaps a spinoff series?  I’d like that!

While I would have liked a little more action in this final novel, Sound is more or less a novel focusing on Clio’s final turn-around, her actual coming of age, as it were.  In Solid, we begin learning about Clio’s special powers and, in the midst of all the chaotic new abilities as the teens try to figure out answers, they become good friends, and I really connected the with characters—namely Clio.  Settling, the middle novel, deals more with the collapse of everything around Clio as she begins to lose herself, and everything she holds dear, making her fall from grace a bit shocking.  With Sound, Clio must come to terms with what she’s done, learn to accept forgiveness and, once again, figure out who is beyond the strange occurrences around camp, which is always fun for me.  In this final installment, I was once again able to connect with Clio, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I liked the resolution of the series very much, though, once again, the epilogue has me asking questions about what’s to come.  If you have a chance to read this series, I highly suggest it, especially as the novels pick up one right after the other, and I’m sure Solid will leave you breathless, wanting so much more, which you’ll get in Settling and Sound.  Three stars.

3 stars

I borrowed this novel from Amazon Prime for free in order to read it on my Kindle after the author contacted me for an honest review.

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