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Settling (Solid #2)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  130 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
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
Paperback, First Edition, 242 pages
Published July 4th 2011 by CreateSpace
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Jun 28, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, signed
A couple months ago I read Solid by Shelley Workinger. I had no clue what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. When I was asked to be a part of the blog tour for the sequel, I, of course, said yes. I thought Solid was good but Settling was awesome! I can't believe the third book doesn't come out until next summer!

Clio Kaid has finally found the place where she belongs. She has a great group of friends and maybe even a boyfriend. Too bad things can't stay that way forever especially when the
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Just wasn’t as entranced by this one as the first book. Clio’s thoughts were all over the place, and therefore the narrative seemed to jump from one plot line to another. I still really like the concept of the series and even the characters, but this 2nd book failed to keep my whole attention at times. I wanted there to be more scenes with Jack, and I also wondered what Clio’s motivations were for some of the decisions she made. Often she recognized her mistakes, which is great, but I still foun ...more
Nov 30, 2011 carole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Settling is the second book in the Solid series by Shelley Workinger. It's a young adult science fiction story about teens with special abilities they acquire from chromosomal mutation before birth. I do not recommend reading this book, or this review, before reading book 1, Solid. I loved Solid, the characters, the dramatic plot, everything about it. When I was asked to read and review book 2 I was, and still am, thrilled.

The reader is once again trapped in the Army camp that Clio and her frien
Andrew Carlson
Aug 08, 2011 Andrew Carlson rated it it was amazing
Okay… So maybe I’m slowly becoming a book blogger after all. Since I enjoyed the first book in Shelley Workinger’s Solid series (i.e. Solid), I had to review the second book; Settling.

Settling was a slower read than the first in the series, which was really good and I totally enjoyed. It gave me more time to get to know each character, especially Clio. Shelley shows us what’s going in inside Clio’s head and how she thinks. It gives perspective to how she acts and interacts with her circle of fri
Jessica Bronder
Jun 03, 2014 Jessica Bronder rated it really liked it
Everyone is back in camp. Clio and the rest are learning more about their abilities and seem to be getting closer as friends. But someone is not happy with the group and starts killing people. It seems as more murders happen, Clio’s tight little group is starting to get further and further away from her.

Will this break up the friendships? Will she find the killer before more people are lost? What does this mean for all of the kids?

I really liked Solid. This is a great continuation of the story
Stephanie * Outlandish Reads
Jan 08, 2016 Stephanie * Outlandish Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-in-2012
Wooooow. I completely love this series. No joke. I love it’s sense of relatibility. The believable paranormal aspect. Strong characters with great relationships. I love it all.

I love that I can somewhat relate. While the characters have this crazy chromosome defect, they still deal with real teen issues. What I really like is Clio’s attention to music and especially lyrics of the songs. She has a “lyric journal”. If a song means something to her, she will write down the lyrics. I’ve actually th
Paula  Phillips
Dec 04, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it
I've always been fascinated in books that have the characters having special abilities , I've always thought if I could have an ability it would be teleportation or telepath. Be like Professor X on Xmen or Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood. Settling takes off where Solid ended , so readers if you haven't yet read Solid , then stop reading the review of Settling and hop to Solid. Check out my review on http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.... Solid introduced us to a group of teenagers that were s ...more
Raquel Vega-Grieder
Oct 12, 2012 Raquel Vega-Grieder rated it it was amazing
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 whic ...more
May 25, 2011 Kelli rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Solid, so I was looking forward to another great read by Workinger. I knew Settling would be just as good as Solid, if not better, so I waited a while to read it, using it as motivation to get some things done around my house that I'd been putting off. When I finally awarded myself the privilege of reading Settling, all of my expectations were met---and more.

Settling picks up right where Solid left off. Clio has made some close friends at the Army school and is in a relationshi
Haley Keller
Jun 11, 2012 Haley Keller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly, it's been almost a year now since I read and reviewed Solid, the first book in this series. I loved Solid, and I couldn't wait to read Settling. When I got my Kindle, it was one of the first books I bought on it. I loved Settling just as much as I loved Solid, and I read it incredibly quickly.

I don't want to say much because I really can't comment too much on the book without giving away aspects of the first book, if not the second book as well. This series is definitely worth checkin
Page (One Book At A Time)
Jul 08, 2011 Page (One Book At A Time) rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I really enjoyed the first in this series, so was more than happy to participate in a blog tour arranged by the author.

I was a little surprised by Clio during the course of this book. It was almost like she became the queen bee in the first one and then left alone during this one, or so she thinks. In the effort to make the "camp" become a functioning permanent place for them to live, they've all been given "jobs" in their area of expertise. Jack works in security, Miranda works on the social c
Christin (Portrait of a Book)
I was very excited to be back in the world of Solid and continue the journey with the characters that Workinger created. Her writing style makes for a fast, enjoyable read and one that is hard to put down.

Settling begins a couple of weeks after Solid ended. The teens who had been involved in genetic experiments had, despite earlier problems, decided to stay at the camp for the summer and even to attend school there in the fall. Instead of simply wasting their summer, Clio and her friends decide
Aug 13, 2012 Kelly/yllektra rated it really liked it
It's between 3 1/2 stars and 4 stars for me! :)

As I just finished the first book in the series, I was excited to get on with the series and see where the heroes were going.
I have to say that "Settling" was equally enjoyable as the first book in the series, mostly due to Workinger's "fun" way of writing. The banter and the sarcasm is there in a lot of interactions between the characters and the humor really had me giggling from time to time, which made this a very funny read. Don't get me wrong,
Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
This series really takes off with this second installment, taking on new nuances and subplots, and introducing new characters. All the original characters are back, and at the beginning of the book, you can see the easy banter and general great relationship that they've forged with one another through their shared experiences.

It doesn't take long for the plot to really jump-start and for things to begin changing. Two new kids arrive, one of which has a special draw that pulls people to him. I fo
Yelania Nightwalker
Amé Solid, así que cuando se presentó la oportunidad de leer Settling no lo dudé ni un instante. Clio y sus compañeros siguen en el campo de entrenamiento del ejército, intentando descubrir sus nuevos poderes o el alcance de los que ya tienen. Si bien el inicio es un poco lento, conforme se avanza en la historia el ritmo acelera, el misterio se intensifica y todo lo que importa es saber quién esta detrás de los asesinatos.

Me gustó mucho que ahora podamos acercarnos mejor a los personajes, tener
Aug 13, 2011 Aydrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recommended
Ahh Clio you idiot! What were you thinking, grr! But I also want to know what the heck is going on!

This book definitely pulled me in because I really wanted to figure out who was behind everything and it surprised me for sure. I had fun trying to figure out who was behind the "happenings" and being all suspicious of everyone. There a few events that I totally didn't expect to happen and I am freaking out wanting to know what happens next!

I love the little group of friends in this book because th
Cassie McCown
Sep 27, 2012 Cassie McCown rated it really liked it
Settling picks up where Solid left off—Clio and her friends have chosen to remain on campus and explore their abilities further, while taking on new responsibilities around the “school.” Just when they thought they’d gotten rid of the “crazy,” a new foe surfaces. No one knows the villain's motives… and no one knows who the next victim will be.

While I really did enjoy this second installment of the series, I did wish there was just a little something more. It’s hard to explain exactly what I was
Vicki (The Wolf's Den)
Mar 28, 2012 Vicki (The Wolf's Den) rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vicki by: Shelley Workinger
Amazon ~ Series Website

This review is for those who have read or are familiar with the previous book, Solid, or don't mind knowing some spoilers for it. Settling, however, will remain spoiler-free.

This sequel was a hard one to process for me. Now, I'm not sure if it was me —if reading this during a moving day and when I was already tired made me extra cranky— or if it was the book itself that let me down. I wanted to love it, I really did, and I apologize in advance for the snark in the followin
Jul 10, 2011 Marcie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in this series. If you missed my review of Solid you can check it out by clicking here. It was a no brainer to read the second book in the series, Settling by Shelley Workinger. This series is based on a bunch of kids who have special abilities. They didn't receive these abilities by some freak accident or some twist of nature, they received these abilities by a secret genetic experiment in utero. So secret that their parents aren't even aware of it. The kids are ...more
Dec 16, 2011 Liz rated it really liked it

Settling was a great follow up to Solid, and I was really excited to return to Clio’s world! All the characters were back and I felt we got to find out a few things about them that we didn’t see in the first book. Clio, for me, was quite different in this one. She was troubled, and on occasion acted quite selfishly which affected her likeability factor – I was a bit shocked at certain points about how bold she was being! But I still found she was easy to relate to, and a great main charact
Maxine Mathew
Even after what happened to them in the past few weeks, the kids who were the victims of Dr Heighl’s scientific experiment decide to stay back in the camp that the army had made for them. Now, Clio and her friends have taken up internship jobs within the campus. Just as the camp atmosphere starts going back to normal, a murderer is found to be loose among them. With the attacks continuing, everyone is afraid about being the next target of the murderer and the army still does not have any idea wh ...more
Feb 20, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I read the first book in the series; Solid, and really enjoyed it so I was excited to start Settling! I was glad I got to read more about Clio and her new friends (and enemies?) on the military installation they are being housed on. They decide to stay at the camp even after all that has happened and I have to admit I think that makes sense. These kids still want to learn more about what is happening to them, I would too! Bodies start showing up soon though and it seems clear that someone does n ...more
Amara at Mine for the Reading
First, I know it's not gracious to gloat - because it isn't - but I can't help but celebrate this:

"Brimming with entertaining, loyal characters, a gripping, mysterious back story/plot, teens with superhuman abilities, and a satisfying ending that cleverly paves the way for a pine-worthy sequel." ~Paranormal Indulgence

I've been quoted! And for such a great series, too!

Okay, now that I've got that off of my chest, onto the review...

Indeed a pine-worthy sequel, I've decided Settling is my favorite
Between the Covers
Reviewed by Christin for Between the Covers

I was very excited to be back in the world of Solid and continue the journey with the characters that Workinger created. Her writing style makes for a fast, enjoyable read and one that is hard to put down.

Settling begins a couple of weeks after Solid ended. The teens who had been involved in genetic experiments had, despite earlier problems, decided to stay at the camp for the summer and even to attend school there in the fall. Instead of simply wasting
Nov 23, 2011 Meredith rated it really liked it
A lot of times people are very reluctant to read a self-published books and I am among those people, often times there is a reason the book is self published. But after reading a self published book by Shelley Workinger, we can all be proved wrong. Solid (the first in the series) and Settling are so well-written, that they no doubt surpass many books published by big name publishers. Many of us turn down review requests from self published authors without hesitation but I think we all need to t ...more
May 17, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
After reading Solid last year I was dying to know what happened next for Clio and her group of friends on the secret base. So many things took place in the action packed installment that started this fantastic series I couldn’t imagine what Shelley would come up with in Settling. My question has been answered and I’m more than happy to say it exceeded my expectations.

It was nice to see how the characters grew from their experiences in Solid as a new mystery unfolds around them once again sucking
Jul 08, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This series gets better and better! Settling picks up from where Solid left off. Clio and her friends are still at the Army camp trying to find out what abilities they may have due to the experimentation done on their mothers.

While Settling does have drama and suspense, much of that is from the friendships between Clio and the rest of their close group. Clio seems to break away and it's not completely clear as to why. She seems to just simply be a teenager struggling with all the changes going o
Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale
May 15, 2011 Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale rated it really liked it
I don't think I was as captured with "Settling" as I was with "Solid". Now don't get me wrong, I did fly through the book and I really enjoyed reading it. It was well written and I enjoyed the story but I found the plot to be lagging on the major story line. The character's were well written and developed like they were in "Solid" but I found that Clio was a little less interesting in this book then she was in the first.

I found that she was a little more self-centered and complicated which I bel
Mar 12, 2013 Naomi rated it really liked it
Settling continues only a couple of weeks after the end of the first book Sound, where the Kids with the Cx9 gene are adapting to life after the controversy at the end of the first book. They decide to stay on at the compound as they finally feel like they belong with their peers as they all have the same gene. They’ve decided to pursue careers and they begin internships that appear to be linked to their powers. However, once they think things are back to normal, there is a death on campus that ...more
Oct 23, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it
With a slightly darker tone, Settling was a fun and fast read. Though I did miss Clio's witty remarks and constant sarcasm from Solid, I enjoyed the fast paced plot and mystery surrounding the attacks.

Shortly after the events in Solid, people on campus are being attacked. As each person tries to deal with their feelings about staying on campus in light of this new threat, Clio becomes more and more withdrawn, distancing herself from her friends and family. I really couldn't connect to this Clio,
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