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Seizure (Virals Book 2) by Kathy and Brendan Reichs

cover art from Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

cover art from Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

I think this has become my new favorite youth fiction series.  I really like how the Reichs have developed this troupe of four teenagers and their personalities and dilemmas.

The LIRI Research Center is loosing funding because of the scandal in the first book.  This means that the workers will disperse to wherever the parents can get work, which means the troupe will be disbanded.  The four of them are disheartened and they need a plan to save their pack (which means saving the research center).

So the pack comes together and starts coming up with plots and schemes and eventually settle on one involving a local heroine — Anne Bonny.

There is great adventure: old submerged tunnels, headless skeletons, subterfuge and deception.  The stupid debutante misadventures and relational angst.  Tory gets to call her Great Aunt Temperance (of Bones fame) to ask for a Celtic translation found on the map that they “borrowed”.

But in the end … they triumph over the bad guys (and deceived guy) and are able to save the day and stay together.

This is a great series and I do recommend it to anyone who likes the super-hero mutant power crime solving.

This is just so cool.

Review

“I would highly recommend it … 5 stars” Guardian “If you like Bones, you’ll love Virals” James Patterson “Kathy Reichs gets it dead right with sharp writing and a plot that throws a bunch of very real teens into a deadly adult world … I loved it and I’m sure fans of Alex Rider will love it too” Anthony Horowitz “Mystery … fantasy … science … and heart-stopping action – this book is DANGEROUS. After I read Tory Brennan’s first adventure, I wanted more, more, MORE” R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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