Monday, September 14, 2015

RIPPLER by Cidney Swanson

Rippler by Cidney Swanson
(Book 1 of the Ripple Series)
by Cidney Swanson

Moving swiftly, downstream, while kayaking with her swim team, a girl reacts to her stupendous joy the only way her body knows: by turning invisible. Panic ensues, a search is made. Then something extraordinary happens: she appears, ashore, completely dry and unharmed.

Thus begins the story of Samantha Baker, the genetic inheritor of the Rippler gene.

Rippler by Cidney Swanson is a hard book to describe. Part urban fantasy, part science-fiction, with a tad of mystery, it's a novel that escapes easy classification--and, as a result, allows an organic narrative to flow. Unlike many novels -- who would introduce a protagonist with complete understanding of their powers -- Rippler begins as an origin story and details a young girl's discovery of her powers. From learning 'how' to become invisible, to how to control it, to the consequences of particular actions and the spiraling results that can come as a result from them, it is incredibly engaging and sweeps you along at an incredible pace. It is, as a whole, an extremely difficult book to review in-depth, as the scope of its plot is quite short, but it has a bit for everyone and those who enjoy the young adult genre will find it extremely enjoyable. It's the first in the promising series, and one I will be sure to continue in the very near future.

* * * *
4 Stars

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