Rippler by Cidney Swanson: YA at its best!


Let's start with the blurb:
Invisible. In love. In peril.
Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that makes her turn invisible, or ripple. 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.

I fell in love with this book pretty much as soon as I began reading. It was immediately evident that Cidney is headed for success... her writing is just beautiful and the way she tells a story from a 15 year old's point of view is simply spot on. There were times when I laughed out loud and other times when I sneakily wiped a tear from my cheek. Seriously... that's how Rippler made me feel. When a book enables you to experience intense emotion like that, you know it's good.
The build-up of tension was exactly right... slowly building and building, just revealing enough truths before it came to an end, in a perfect kind of climax, I guess, making the reader desperate to read the next one! 
I plan to pick up a copy of book two soon... unfortunately, I'm about to start working on something really exciting and so won't have time to read a thing for a couple of months! So I guess I'll just have to wait to see what happens next!

1 comment :

  1. Thanks, Suzy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Give me a holler when you're ready for a copy of Chameleon! Also, I found this via google alerts and it had a cute goat cheese comment which I don't see here, but I wanted you to know I liked it! Cheers!


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