Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review for Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Rippler by Cidney Swanson (Kindle Edition)
Ripple Series
Williams Press – May 29, 2011
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Next Book in Series: Chameleon
From Goodreads: Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that turns her invisible. She can’t control it, and it’s getting worse. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam keeps her ability secret, until fellow runner Will Baker sees her vanish into thin air. Will promises secrecy and help, and Sam begins to fall in love.
Together, the two discover there are worse things than being a scientific curiosity. Someone’s been killing people who possess Sam's gene. A mysterious man from France sends letters that offer hope for safety, but also reveal a sinister connection with Nazi experiments. The more time Sam spends
with Will, the less she can imagine life without him. When Sam uncovers secrets from her past, she must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe.

                The author contacted me to see if I would be able to read and review this book. I knew immediately from the blurb that I wanted to read this book. Instantly I knew I had to read it, if only to figure out what happened throughout the rest of the story.  Sometimes you can read a blurb and be pulled in, but when you start reading the actual book you find yourself disappointed because it’s not the same. Not the case with Rippler.  There is so much to love about this book, that I am not sure where to start.  I guess something that is refreshing about this book is its uniqueness. Right now, there are a lot of paranormal stories that are hitting the reading stage. Don’t get me wrong, I love some good paranormal stories. But when you encounter something that’s a different kind of grain you take notice.
                Sam can ripple, which is the genetic anomaly that allows a person to turn invisible. When she ripples she is no longer a part of the physical world around her. Of course, she doesn’t know about this ability until she is surrounded by a bunch of teammates-a most inconvenient time and place to find this out. Luckily, Will is there and knows all about her rippling genes. This knowledge and ability bonds the two of them, and they embark on a quest to learn more about what this means. Will helps Sam learn to control it and then they both find out that the danger that they hide from is closer than they think. No one can be trusted and the ability must be kept secret.  Sam discovers that the secret is big enough to cost her a friendship that she has counted on for longer than she knew, and there be no way to fix it.
                I, of course, could go on and on about Rippler, and about how great it is. But in truth, it is story best read and then discussed. So, go out and get a copy today, read it and then come back so we can discuss it. Or better yet, read the interview with Sam’s mom and then enter the giveaway for your chance to win  a copy of Rippler.  I had fun reading this story, and though I can’t say that I am best friends with the ending,  I can say that I am definitely looking forward to checking out the next book in the series: Chameleon.

The author gave this book to me, free, in exchange for my honest review. 

Always Shine,
Starr K

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good and pretty cover! Onto the wish list it goes. :)