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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sound by Shelley Workinger

Title: Sound (Solid #3)
Author: Shelley Workinger
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre:  Sci-Fi/YA Dystopia
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781478377009
How I Read It: ARC received from the author – The views expressed in my review are mine alone and I have received no compensation for these opinions.
My Rating: 3.5 Crowns

Synopsis: 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.

*Synopsis taken from Goodreads

My Review: The conclusion to the Solid series is a fast paced and interesting end to the lovey world inhabited by Clio Kaid and her fellow mutants.  I use the word “mutant” loosely because this isn’t a true genetic mutation born of evolution, but rather an intentionally scientifically engineered one that I still want to know more about.  Luckily, the door is left open to get more information down the line, and I’m almost as excited as Clio would be.

In the previous novel, Clio made a series of questionable decisions, and she spends a fair amount of time dealing with the consequences in this book.  I liked that she had to mend some fences and try to repair her friendships, but I also wish it had taken a bit longer.  I think that’s my most consistent thing with this series, I wish it was longer! 

I felt a bit like the consequences portion was rushed along so that we could get to the main action of the book.  I liked the action as well, so I wish we’d had about a hundred more pages to this one to explore all the avenues a little more.

We’ve still got some unanswered questions at the conclusion of the book, which I suspect will be answered in future novels.  I’m especially curious to see what happens between Clio and Jack as they continue down new paths, not to mention the rest of Clio’s friends from camp.  The author definitely left the ending open for a new series or at least another novel, and I look forward to reading about all their new adventures!

This is a lovely resolution to the series, so I would definitely encourage people to pick the series up from the start and read the whole thing!

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