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(Solid #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  71 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 12, 2011 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
Oct 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed, own
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
Andrew Carlson
Jul 03, 2011 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
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
Vicki (The Wolf's Den)
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
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed the first book, Solid, a few months ago and I quite enjoyed it, so when Shelley asked me if I would like to review Settling I happily accepted. I was quite curious to know what had happened to all my characters after what had happened in Solid, find out more about their strange abilities and find out if new characters would be introduced. Plus, I wanted to see if the plot would be stronger, as I found the ending of Solid a little bit too cheesy for my tastes!

The plot in Settling is a
Amara Luciano
Jun 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Oct 15, 2012 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,
Michelle Ilenich
Jun 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Dec 16, 2011 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
Mar 17, 2011 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,
Sierra Dobbie
Oct 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
If you have been a fan/around my blog for awhile, you most likely know that SOLID, the first book in this series, was the first book I received for review (if you’ve been around for that long, props to you). I was excited when Shelley asked me to review SETTLING, because that means I didn’t totally butcher the SOLID review!

First of all, this book takes place right after SOLID ended. It goes right back into the character’s life as if SOLID never ended, which I liked very much because that means t
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
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was very excited to receive Settling from Shelley Workinger a week or so ago. If you haven't read Solid (the first novel in the trilog) you should. I'll link the review here. Anyways, I started reading the novel over last weekend, and this is the very first novel that I read on my new nook. I don't want this to be about ereading so here goes the review.

Shelley Workinger is one the authors that I love, and her debut series has satisfied me quite well. For her second novel, I was spoiled with sp
Lillie Roberts
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Clio, Calliope Kaid, seems to have everything working for her. She's found her niche, even if it's at an Army installation because some whacked out Army doc on a power high corrupted her genome, like everyone else at the camp. She has the most awesome guy in camp as her boyfriend. Not that she and all of her friends at the camp haven't had the lives screwed up, having to deal with the aftermath of the CX9 experiment Dr. Heigl put their pregnant mothers through. Now, they've all discovered these ...more
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
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
Jun 06, 2011 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 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other
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Solid was one of the first review copies I received as a blogger and I'm very happy to say I was correct in saying that the series would improve with each book. How I loved seeing these characters again! While I enjoyed the storyline of Solid, I felt that we didn't connect enough with the characters. Settling remedies that, allowing readers to become more involved with their personal stories and see inside of their minds. Exciting as ever, the myst
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
Apr 16, 2011 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
Soma Rostam
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After finishing Solid - the first book in the series - I couldn't wait to get my hands on Settling, the second book. I loved getting thrust back into this wonderful world, although the first book was almost a typical paranormal read, this one was definitely not.
"WARNING this might contain minor spoilers if you haven't read the first book, Solid (read my review here)"
Clio and her friends suffered a lot on their first month in the base. They are finally ready to settle into their lives and routi
Dec 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, signed, arc
First, I have to thank Shelley Workinger for sending this signed copy to me. I "hinted" repeatedly that I was desperate for the second installment to her series and even begged for a signed copy. She came through splendidly, personalized it to me and even sent some swag in the form of "Settling" bookmarks! Thanks again, Shelley!

In this second book, Settling, that's just what we find the characters we left off with trying to do...settle into their roles. Clio, Jack and her diverse group of talent
Paula  Phillips
Dec 04, 2011 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
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Settling picks up right where the first book, Solid, left off. Settling is really about getting answers. There are still so many more secrets left uncovered, but this book had a bit of a different tone than Solid did. I really enjoyed it and I read it pretty fast.
Clio is an interesting girl. On one hand, I totally understand and relate to her need to figure out answers. I have that same inquisitive nature and in her case it is even more important because the secrets involve her and her friends.
Cassie McCown
Jul 31, 2012 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
Page (One Book At A Time)
Nov 17, 2010 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
Shannon Rogers
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Reading Teen
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I read Solid, but I definitely picked up right where I left of. I fell in love with the characters and setting of Solid and I loved being able to reconnect with them in Settling. I devoured the first bit of the book. I read it in no time and couldn't get enough. I felt like Clio was so down-to-earth and relate-able that I dove into the book easily and loved living in her life. After a little while into it though, I felt like Clio sort of let me down. And I understand that ...more
Nov 08, 2011 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
Nov 16, 2012 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
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