Seizure (Virals Series #2)

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The second novel in the Virals trilogy from #1 bestselling author and inspiration for the TV series Bones - Kathy Reichs!

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 ...

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Overview

The second novel in the Virals trilogy from #1 bestselling author and inspiration for the TV series Bones - Kathy Reichs!

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 . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Tory Brennan has science in her blood. Literally. She and her three best friends—Ben, Hiram and Shelton—grew up in the shadow of their scientist parents, who all work together at an isolated primate research center. Tory also boasts a familial connection to Temperance "Bones" Brennan, a famous forensic anthropologist. But it was exposure of a different kind that changed Tory's life. Last year, one of her father's colleagues unwittingly infected the four friends with a mutated canine virus that allows them to manifest canine sight, strength, speed, hearing and smell...along with glowing yellow eyes. Tory thought their biggest worry would be keeping their powers secret, but that was before the center closed from lack of funding. Now, the clock is ticking to when the gang will be separated. Their only hope is to save the center by finding the legendary treasure of pirate Anne Bonny. Can their canine senses uncover a buried fortune? Or will the attempt lead to their discovery? Reichs—the author behind the television series Bones—channels a young Temperance Brennan in Tory: she is smart, loyal, a natural leader and unknowingly attractive. Still, fans of Bones may be put off by Tory's methodology, which relies on super powers and hunches instead of the scientific method. Even so, engaging characters, a rapid-fire plot and a creative resolution make this a guiltless, enjoyable read. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
Kirkus Reviews
Tory Brennan, 14, and her friends are still trying to determine exactly what happened to them following the events of the series opener (Virals, 2010). The teens have been exposed to an experimental virus that altered their DNA, giving them characteristics comparable to wolves, enhancing their natural senses and creating a human pack. Hardly has this novel started when her father, Kit, drops a bomb. Due to the economy, funding has been pulled on his research project, necessitating a change of job and a move away from South Carolina and her pack mates--but not before she debuts into Charleston society, at her father's girlfriend's insistence. Determined to stay together, Tory, Ben, Hi and Shelton band together to search for the long-lost treasure of America's most famous female pirate, Anne Bonny. It's not long before things go awry, and they learn that they aren't the only ones on the hunt. They're going to need all their abilities just to survive. Dodging bullets, slipping out after curfew, following obscure clues into underground tunnels, not to mention Cotillion duties and snarky classmates, are just part of the adventure. Will this be their last? Reichs taps into the angst of teens, fear of separation and the uncertainty of today's economy and wraps it all in an entertaining yarn of history, pirates and modern technology. These characters are keepers. (Thriller. 12 & up)
School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—This sequel easily lives up to the promise of Virals (Penguin, 2010). When exposure to an experimental parvovirus led to enhanced senses and strengths, Tory and her friends were both frightened and exhilarated by their newfound abilities. As this novel opens, their powers seem to have stabilized and their lives have returned to relative normalcy. But financial woes threaten the closure of Loggerhead Island Research Institute where most of their families work. As their parents begin making plans to move elsewhere in search of employment, the four teens realize that they may be separated for good. When they stumble across a lead to the long-lost treasure of pirate Anne Bonny, they devise a daring plan to save the foundation and stay together intact. With its meld of science, intrigue, high-tech sleuthing, treasure hunting, and daring midnight adventures, this novel is hard to put down. The complete cluelessness of the adults may annoy some older readers but teens will be amused and pleased to know that what they've always suspected is, in fact, true.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595143945
  • Publisher: Razorbill
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Series: Virals Series , #2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 176,734
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs (www.kathyreichs.com), like her iconic character Dr. Temperance Brennan, is a board-certified forensic anthropologist, and creator of the Fox television hit Bones, now in its eighth season. Reichs has written fourteen books in the Temperance Brennan series, all New York Times bestsellers, including Code, her third novel for young readers (www.viralstheseries.com).

Brendan Reichs (www.brendanreichs.com) was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to co-write the Virals series. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Emily, daughter, Alice, and son, Henry. He plans to keep writing novels until they drag him from his desk.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Kathleen J. Reichs (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec
    1. Education:
      B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

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    Better than the first!

    If you've read the 1st book in this series, Virals, you must read this thrilling sequel. It takes you back into the lives of the Virals, a group of teenagers who have a unique DNA that gives them canine abilities. In this novel Tory and the gang discover that the island research center where their parents work together is scheduled to be closed. This will split up their pack, and most importantly leave them alone to deal with their powers. Tory soon finds a way to save LIRI. Find Anne Bonny's buried treasure. What entails is a mess of dangerous decpetion, undersea caves, tunnels, ghost tours, relationships, and stalkers!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    OMG

    I loved this book! More please.

    Btw, I still think Tory and Ben should've started dating. Just my opinion.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book was fantastic! I thought that this series is a mixture of nancy drew and maximum ride(2 book series i grew up on). This is a must read book. Its characcters are really interesting. Torry brennan is the protaginist and leader. Once i got my hands on this book i couldnt put it down. If you like scifi youll love this book. Even if you dont like scifi youll love it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Amazing!

    This book is JUST right for teenagers! I loved it!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Loved it!

    I loved this book along with Kathy Reichs first book in the Viral series, it was extremely well written, the characters were very defined and there was a great plot. I also loved the plash of culture added with the book of kells, fantastic!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great

    This was a great weekend read. I couldn't put it down

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    amazinggggg

    It was the perfect sequal!!!! On the edge of my seat THE WHOLE TIME!!!!!!!!! I couldnt put it down. I cant describe how fantastic it is without givng anything away! BUY IT NOW!!! I COMMAND YOU!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Good book cant wait to read the next one!!

    I have read both books in the virals series, they are both great. The third comes out this year and is called code, for those of you who dont already dont know. I really enjoyed this one and the first and cant wait for the third.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Keep up the good work, Reichs!

    This is the perfect kind of book, in my opinion. There are perfect amounts of suspense, action and excitement, as well as interesting characters, deceptions and lies, friendship, hard work and an engaging plot. The only additional thing that I would like to see in book three is a touch of romance. I really love the contrast between all of the main characters, and that makes that such great friends. They're a perfect motley crew of teenagers with a virus that has warped them into something different...that they must keep secret no matter the cost. They rely and care about each other, even if they do have their little arguments and spats. I am an avid reader, and of the thousands of books that I've read, this series is my new favorite. That's saying something, coming from me. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat! You are guarenteed to love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    BOOKREVIEW

    I loved this book. The characters are so realistic and are very well developed. I hope that the next book well be just as good. Sometimes authors know that peolpe will read their books so the just pump out the book in a hurry to make money but this book wasn't like that. The only thing that I did not like was that the first few chapters sorta reviews what happened in the 1st book. But hey, it is rare when an author writes a sequal that is almost better than the original. The call was close but in my opinion Virals is better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Fun read!

    Creative and entertaining! Young adults as well as adult Kathy Reichs fans won't be disappointed. Gripping, inventive, fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    The most awsome book in the world

    This book tells you all about what happens to the pavk after their first advenjer. This story is about when the pack is trying to save their parents jobs and their friendship.
    They stumble apone a crazy way to that. They try to find a pirets treaser.
    If you love to read then you will love this book just like i do. If you like action you will have to read this book.
    CAS ;)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Fantastic book-I loved it!

    This book has everything-action, humor, suspense, and an ending that satisfies while still leaving you yearning for more. I love it! It equals-and maybe even surpasses- Virals. I'll be watching eagerly for the next book in this great series

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    GREAT BOOK!!!!

    I cant wait for the next book! These r awesome! I wanna here more from torry brennan!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

    Keep them coming

    Kathy Reichs is by far my favorite author, mostly because i hate reading but her books are the exception. Before i read this book my favorite was a tie between 206 bones and virals, but now it is obvious that seizure beats them both in the running. Keep the books coming kathy, because i am about to read spider bones and i would hate to go through a withdrawal after i read flash and bones. Hope that your next installment of the virals series tops this amazing book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

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    Great read

    Loved the story line in this book. The first book was good but this was much better in my opinion. Thoroughly enjoy her books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    Amazing

    I couldn't put it down, it was to amazing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

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    I LOVE this series!

    Seizure (Virals #2) by Kathy Reichs
    I LOVE this series! It's like Nancy Drew meets Maximum Ride. Seizure is the second book in the YA Virals series by Kathy Reichs author of the Temperance Brennan (Bones) novels. This series is inventive, intelligent and fun.
    In Virals Tory and her friends are infected with a genetically altered parvo virus that affects their DNA and gives them special powers.
    In Seizure the gang is still trying to get the hang of what is happening to their bodies as well as searching for Anne Bonny's pirate treasure.
    I truly cannot wait for the next installment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

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    READ IT!

    Read it! It was amazing! I read it in less than two day I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    To the person who wrote last review

    It comes out october 18

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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