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Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Seizure by Kathy Reichs
Series: Virals #2
Published by RCHB

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 . . .

Seizure is the second book is the Virals series. It was simple and easy read which meant I didn't need to concentrate all that much to follow the plot and could therefore read through it really quickly despite its huge size.

The virals are a group of teenagers who have abilities caused by being infected with some crazy wolf / supernatural DNA. In this book they are still getting to grips with what they can do and what it means for them to have their powers.

The group is led by Tory who is a headstrong tomboy. I find myself relating to her quite well as she is quite clearly happy to be considered one of the boys and quite happily leads them in whatever quest they are following.

The storyline of this book followed the viral's quest to find the long lost treasure of Anne Bonney, a pirate who lived in around the area. I quite liked the storyline (even though it was a bit cheesy) as they links to history and the use of historical documents was really good. A brilliant way to get youngsters excited in old manuscripts and the history around them.

My only complaint is this book did seem a bit contrived and quite predictable. I do wonder how long the series is going to be strung out for and hope it isn't one of those series which isn't strung out as long as possible as part of a money making scheme.

All in all a book worth the time and effort to read and especially good if you want something light hearted, pacey and engaging with likable characters.


Ria said…
I have the first book of this series, though I haven't actually read it yet. Good to know that the sequel is also probably worth reading; that might spur me on to making some time to read the first one soon.