RIPPLER by Cidney Swanson

(Book 1 of the Ripple Series)
by Cidney Swanson

What would you do if, on an ordinary day, while kayaking with your swim team, you suddenly turned invisible? How would this affect your life? And what would happen if someone found out about this strange and unimaginable event? For Samantha Baker, the genetic inheritor of the Ripple Gene, this is exactly what happens, and the problem that follows in the beginning of Cidney Swanson’s Ripple series.

Rippler is a book that escapes easy classification. Part urban fantasy, part science-fiction, and with a sprinkle of mystery thrown in to spur the plot along, the novel follows fifteen-year-old Samantha Baker as she struggles to adapt to a life in which her strange and unusual powers have emerged. Think being a teenager is bad enough? Try adding supernatural powers on top of it, and learning that a diabolical mad scientist who has made it their life’s work to capture and then study anyone who possesses such magnificent gifts.

Without giving too much away, Rippler is an addictive and engaging beginning to a series that compels you read until the very last page. Though often burdened by what seems to be an overt amount of information, readers will find the world-building compelling and the main character just interesting enough to make you want to learn more about her until the very last page.

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