VIRALS by Kathy Reichs
Kirkus Star

VIRALS

From the "Virals" series, volume 1
Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

From the opening sentence to the last word, readers will be absorbed in Tory Brennan’s world. Tory (the niece of Temperance Brennan, the star of the author's Bones series for adults) has just moved in with the father she never knew she had. It isn’t easy adjusting, but Tory’s “sci-phile” friends provide plenty of support. They swim, fish, pal around and explore the islands just off the coast of Charleston, S.C. When Tory finds a dog tag that’s been buried for decades, it triggers an adventure that leads to hidden experiments, a stolen wolf-dog hybrid puppy and a long-unsolved murder. But Tory can’t give up—not even after she and her friends succumb to a mysterious infection that twists their senses and gives them uncontrollable new talents. When the only doctor who might cure them is murdered, they are on their own. Reichs has found a pitch-perfect voice for Tory that will ring true with today’s teens, capturing an entirely new audience. Do we really have to wait until summer of 2011 for the next one? (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59514-342-6
Page count: 460pp
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2010




ADULT AUTHORS WRITING FOR TEENS:

Children FINDING MIRACLES by Julia Alvarez
by Julia Alvarez
Children THE SUMMONING by Kelley Armstrong
by Kelley Armstrong
Children SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi
by Paolo Bacigalupi

MORE BY KATHY REICHS

ChildrenCODE by Kathy Reichs
by Kathy Reichs
ChildrenSEIZURE by Kathy Reichs
by Kathy Reichs

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenALLIANCE by Mark Frost
by Mark Frost
ChildrenTHE 100  by Kass Morgan
by Kass Morgan
ChildrenIMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
by Susanne Winnacker