SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs Book Review
Series: Virals, #2
Publication Date: October 18th 2011 by Razorbill
Rating: – Acceptable |
Book Summary: 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 by Kathy Reichs Book Review Overview:
- SEIZURE continues to be action-packed with a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end
- Science-based knowledge continues to be pivotal to solving the mystery
- One thing that SEIZURE did not satisfy: the growing tension between Tory and Ben.
SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs picks up where Virals had left off. However, since Virals had a satisfying conclusion, SEIZURE is a whole new mystery for the Virals to solve. Tory finds out that LIRI lacks funds and is forced to shut down. The Virals’ parents have all been laid off, and the only option left is to move where there are suitable jobs. Determined to save LIRI and the animals on the islands, Tory plans to hunt down the Anne Bonney’s legendary treasure.
I love the dynamics between the four friends. Their conversations and inside jokes continue to make me laugh. The friendship of the Virals continues to be a highlight in SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs. Additionally, there is some growing tension between Tory and Ben. Ben is obviously jealous whenever Tory hangs out with the debutant guys. Nothing gets resolved between them by the end of SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs, but you know something is brewing for the following books.
The mystery will keep you guessing until the end. I love how science is still a huge part of SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs. Research and science-based knowledge are key to solving the mystery behind Anne Bonney’s treasure. However, I just found this mystery as a whole a lot less engaging than the first book. It’s interesting, but the story line did not grip me as much.
I feel like the story was stretched out. Just when I think the Virals are going to solve the problem, Reichs presents another twist in SEIZURE. The audiobook felt like it was never going to end. It was nearly eleven hours long! As much as I love the narration by Christin Millioti, I couldn’t help but feel restless.
Overall, I enjoyed SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs, the second installment of the Virals series. Last I checked, there isn’t a third book planned yet, but I hope it comes out soon. I will definitely continue to read (or in this case, listen) to the Virals series. I highly recommend SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs to those who are a fan of science fiction and mystery.
About the Author
Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.
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