Wednesday, March 23, 2011


By: Shelley Workinger
Published By : CreateSpace
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback , 222 Pages

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Teens who discover they were secretly genetically altered before birth are brought together at a classified site where they forge new friendships, find love, develop "super-abilities," and even unearth a conspiracy.


This was a nice easy, YA read. The prologue gave me an insight into the book, with a bit of secrecy. I was hoping to read more through the book, but that secrecy didn’t develop into part of the story. I wanted to know more about the secret hatch that dropped down into a room with caged occupants.


Calliope Kaid ( cal-ee-oh-pay) female lead.

Jack the juggling fruit hottie.

Bliss beautiful girl who quickly becomes Clio’s ( Calliope) good friend.

Garrett and his dialogue were amusing.

Miranda - slightly sarcastic , daughter of Paula Campbell, 2 Star Major General .

I enjoyed a certain chapter which included a quilt and constellations and Jack. It was my favourite scene. I personally felt it lacked in some character depth and was a little slow paced at times. I would be interested to read book 2 to see where it all ended up as I think book 2 titled ‘Settling’ , is where the action will take place and relationships will blossom and we will find out about the secrecy from the prologue.  It was a nice little read with a lot of potential for book 2.

Garrett was the character that made me laugh. His dialogue was at times quite funny. I probably knew the most about his character through his dialogue. I wanted to know more about Jack.

I thank Shelley Workinger for giving Marissa and I each a copy of her book for review. I will be placing my  SIGNED copy up as a giveaway shortly as originally discussed with Shelley. I wish Shelley all the best with her series and would quite like to read more about Garrett.


“And I think you two rolling in spaghetti would be hot.” Pervy , but funny – he (Garrett) could grow on me.

Garrett offered me a handful of Lucky Charms, saying, “Don’t worry ; I got your back.”

Actually , my favourite cereal, but not so appetizing from a hand-bowl. “Are you gonna blow me some milk out of your nose , too?” I asked.

“Ah,” Garrett stretched his arms so far over his head that his shirt pulled out of his waistband, revealing the bottom two cans of the six-pack that I was pretty sure he showed off proudly and often.

She was barely out the door when Bliss said, “Do you think she’ll do her fantabulous fanny-shaking near us or in a circle of boys?”

“Did you wash that?” Miranda disdainfully eyeballed the banana Garrett was peeling.

To get off what? Monkey pee?” he retorted, biting off a huge chunk just to goad her.

“Well , we know there’s video,” Garrett reminded us. “Guess the old dude likes to get his rocks off in the comfort of his own digs.” He finished with a little bow-chik-a-bow-wow beatbox tribute to vintage adult cinema.

The one-eighty flip from the instructor now was almost dizzying. Waving her gun around, she was obsessed, possessed , all sessed-out.



  1. Hi Brandi,

    Book 2 I think will have all the excitement. I'm looking forward to knowing Jack better:D



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