This review contain spoilers for Solid, book one in the series by Shelley Workinger. (Review for Solid) If you haven’t read the first book you may want to take this into consideration.
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…
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…
In Solid, military kids were brought to a base in order to see if they had any special abilities, because a scientist had altered their chromosomes. Settling follows up with the gang all taking on “jobs” to help continue running operation smoothly.
Most of the gang is back and things are settling down nicely. Clio is happily with Jack. Everyone is stressed out a bit at first, but things are getting better. Then someone shows up dead, because of the security measures being taken, they know it’s someone from the camp and it could be anyone. The added stress of “Who-dun-it” begins to wreck a bit of havoc, as more and more things start happening.
Clio took more of front-and-center in Settling. I would have loved to have seen more from some of the side characters who I grew to love in Solid. I’m hoping the next book will visit with them a bit more! There are also a few new characters, who I can’t wait to learn more about.
If you haven’t picked up Solid, I urge you to do so. I preferred it of the two, but Settling continued the story nicely.
I received my copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.