Sep 1, 2010

Review | Virals by Kathy Reichs


Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.


As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends they're a pack. They are Virals.


Cover: The cover called my attention and made me want to read this book, it makes it look very action-packed.

Thoughts: I need to start off by stating this book was not for me. I have never watched the show Bones, and this book seemed similar to it, and I have no interest in ever watching it. I really had no idea what to expect, but I was sort of thinking The Hunger Games kind of adventure and action-packed sort of book. It wasn't for me. I mean, yes, it had some action right from the start but the writing really bothered me. The sentences were choppy and the characters weren't very interesting and I really had no idea what they were living on. I probably tried rushing through it, but really, I couldn't get past the first 50 or so pages.

I have really don't have much to say about the book since I didn't read it all. I guess this one was just not for me. I really hope to see some more reviews on it soon though because I am sure there are other readers out there who enjoyed it and I want to read their take on it. I of course, recommend everyone to give it a try if it sounds like something you might like.

This book was provided by Star Book Tours.

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