Seizure (Virals Series)

Synopsis:

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together – the Loggerhead Island Research Institute – is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it!

So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can’t believe her luck – buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren’t the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals’ special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .


The Phoenix’s Perspective

Kathy Reichs is an amazing author who manages to draw in her audience whether writing for adults or teens. Last summer, I was pulled into her teen novel Virals, which is a spinoff from her Temperance Brennan series (Bones). In this novel, we meet Temperance’s niece Tory Brennan, who has the same adventurous spirit.  Without going through the whole story, the pack of friends end up with heightened senses that they cannot always control.

When I came across book 2 – Seizure – I couldn’t pass up the read. The first couple of chapters are full of some background knowledge to help any reader that missed out on Virals. After that, we hit the ground running.  The story was so good that I couldn’t put the book down – this was a read in a day book!  What kind of story could be that great?  One word – Goonies!  Well, similar to it anyway.  The story follows the kids needing finances in order to be able to save their homes and stay together.  After interest in pirate treasure is sparked, the adventure begins.  Packed with dark forest, wolves, sinister thugs, gun shoot outs and help from some rather unlikely people.


Would I add it to the library?

Yes! Even with all the similarities to the Goonies movie, Seizure is a page turner that I would recommend to anyone – especially those with a love of adventures sprinkled with interesting history facts!

 

Genre: Fiction – paranormal, thriller
ISBN: 9781595144867
Rating:  good

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