Saturday, September 26, 2015

My To Be Read List - Book Review: Rippler by Cidney Swanson

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Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that lets her turn invisible, or ripple. She can't control it, and it's getting worse. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam hides her ability, until her crush Will Baker sees her vanish. Will promises secrecy and together the two discover someone's killing people who ripple, possibly in connection to a neo-Nazi faction. The more Sam is with Will, the less she can imagine life without him, but the time is coming when she must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe.

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The Review

This has been on my tbr list for awhile. I am glad that it was chosen as my read for the month. Shout out to My TBR List bloggie friends. Back to Rippler. This may contain spoilers so you have been forewarned.

Sam is a teen that is just getting out if a depression that lasted for years. While on a rafting trip with teammates she disappears. Everyone thinks that she has fallen out of the raft and possibly drowning. Everyone but Will. With his help she is able to reappear without everyone seeing it. This is the start of Will and Sam's relationship.

Sam quickly learns that there us a name for what she has. She also learns what about some of the research into the disease. Unfortunately, she also learns that there is quite possibly people out there who are killing off people like her. Together Will and Sam face some ups and downs as they navigate what it means to have Ripplers.

This is an interesting read that combines history with fiction. Ripplers is a fictional disease but they why the author explains it you can buy that someone could actually have it. I am a fan of books that makes you run to do a web search. I did that when reading about California forced sterilizations in the novel.

This ends in a cliffhanger. I understand the need to continue in another book but I do think that the issue of bringing her parents up to speed could've happened in this one. From the description of the how the disease work, to how to feels to ripple, it just mane's for an interesting and entertaining realistic science fiction read. Definitely worth giving a chance.

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  1. This sounds like an interesting one with how the paranormal/ sci-fi aspect is actually a disease. Sounds like an original concept. Great review!

  2. Thanks. Yea it is interesting I wasn't expecting Rippler to be about a disease. I think mention the Nazi aspect but it is part of the book though I think it may be more important in book two.

  3. Nice! I like it when the author can make fiction realistic like that, or plausible in the case of sci-fi, that it's not just "that's how it is" but explains it in a way that works with minor suspension of disbelief, if you know what I mean. This sounds interesting, and I think it is the one I voted on for you! :D

  4. :) I do know what you mean. That's what I like about this read for sure. She made it believable.

  5. Yay! I'm glad you like Rippler overall, Bunnita. I really like the premise and appreciate the cliffhanger warning. I'll have to pull it out from the depths of my kindle soon. :)