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Seizure (Virals #2)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  11,139 Ratings  ·  845 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Razorbill
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Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen
God this is painful to do.
I have to admit, I didn't finish this book. Granted, I put this in the "I might try this later" pile so maybe I might give this a second chance.

What I did not like about this book:
1. The super cool setting was gone. Virals was successful because of LIRI, the high tech research insititute Kathy has created. Much like the Jeffersonian in her Temperance Brennan books, I loved it! The beginning of Seizure was so focused on what has happened in the time between Virals and Se
Anita Guan
Dec 11, 2013 Anita Guan rated it it was amazing
Even better than VIRALS! Going on an epic adventure (with Pirates!) is a wonderful twist for this genetically altered wolf pack. There were so many good twists and turns throughout the book. The cave, for instance, was an amazing way to build up suspense by having the protagonists go through booby trap after booby trap to figure out the treasure has been moved. I also love how enthusiastic Tory gets from the mere though of breaking the rules, and how she, the lone female and the youngest of the ...more
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 2 1/2


This is the sequel to Virals which released in November 2010. The usual suspects are back: Victoria (Tory) Brennan, Ben Blue, Hiram (Hi) Stolowitski, Shelton, and Cooper the wolf dog who is also a carrier of the so called Parvovirus.

All four teenagers have had their DNA forever altered but to what point? 14-year old Tory is hypersensitive in the areas of sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch. She is also alot faster and stronger than before being exposed
Jul 04, 2015 Erika rated it liked it
3 stelle e mezzo.

“You'll start talking, and pretty soon we'll all start nodding, and then the next thing you know, I'm hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower at night, being chased by ninja vampires.”

Non aspettatevi una recensione lunga perché su questo libro non c'è poi così tanto da dire. Ho letto "Virals", il primo capitolo della serie, l'anno scorso o quello prima ancora e mi era piaciuto tantissimo. Io, d'abitudine, tendo a non allungare mai le mani sui libri di questo genere perché non sono u
Angela Oliver
This book was rather a mixed bag for me. There were parts of it I loved, and parts of it that rather strained my credibility of the plot. Yes, it was a novel written for young adults - but did it just seem that things were a little TOO convenient? A little TOO neat? That Kit would be such an oblivious father that he would fail to notice his daughter disappearing most nights - fail to notice that she and a boy hidden in her room. At times I almost tore my hair out with frustration at how easy it ...more
Jun 22, 2013 Scarletstories rated it it was amazing
I was chomping at the bit to read the sequel to VIRALS, and Kathy Reichs did not disappoint. It was every bit as action-packed, funny, exciting and thrilling as its predecessor, a worthy sequel. I think what I like most about Kathy Reichs' writing is that, despite the fact that her main character is a relative of TV's beloved Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, Tory Brennan is not as sheltered and scientifically-minded as Bones, while at the same time she's as intriguing and likable as her fictional ...more
Dec 31, 2013 Daenerys rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, ya-kids
I picked up this book after someone abandoned it in a box at my uni with a bunch of Scandinavian thrillers. Given the contents of the box and knowing who Kathy Reichs was I assumed this was about a forensic anthropology investigation of some sort and decided to give her books a try. As it turns out, it wasn't. Of all the Kathy Reichs books I could read, I happened to find one from her YA series, with no forensic anthropology involved.
In Italian we would call this a libro da spiaggia , or "beac
Marie Loughin
Dec 31, 2013 Marie Loughin rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, mystery, ya
This was a tough one to rate. This series has so much potential -- cool science stuff, adventures, a wolf-dog. I really wanted to give it more stars. And yet I almost didn't finish this book.

First, the kids in this book act irresponsibly. I can't go into detail without spoilers, but I do NOT consider these characters to be remotely good role models for young teens. (My daughter read this book and has pointedly not asked to read more. I think she's disappointed in the the main character's poor j
Dec 31, 2013 Lark rated it it was ok
Read the first one. Ok. 2nd, not worth the time.

Group of teens steal priceless artifact from museum, break out a mental kid from mental hospital, repeatedly trespass & either destroy or damage other priceless artifacts, risk their lives repeatedly with little forethought.
Why, you ask ?

So they won't have to move.

This group of random teenagers finds a treasure that intelligent and creditable people have been searching for without success for 300 years. They just 'have a feeling' and -boom- 2
Sandra Strange
This book is the second in the series. I really resisted it because so much of the first part refers back to the first (giving necessary background information). I usually like Reichs, and maybe that's part of the problem because my high expectations weren't met: much of the plot REALLY stretches credulity, both about how a teen with such powers really would act and react AND the whole basic plot of "pirate's treasure" and searching for it (and the stuff the kids get away with and the ...more
Oct 26, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and was keen to get into the next book in the series, however I was a bit disappointed in this one in comparison. It took a lot for me to get into this one, although it did pick up as the book progressed. Some of the storylines stretched belief too much and I feel the book went on too long. That said I did still enjoy it overall and will look to continue. Hopefully book 3 will be back to the standard of the first one.
Alisha Tarran
Our Virals have just finished doing time (grounded not jail) for the escapades of the first book, when the news is broken that the University is out of cash, which means the projects on the island are going to have to be shut down. Which means our gangs parents are going to be out of jobs and homes, and it looks like the Virals are going to be scattered unless they can come up with some serious cash.

So it's just as well that while at a fancy debutante party, Tory comes to learn about famous pira
Two Bookalicious Divas
Seizure is the follow up to Virals, which is an YA series but the bestselling author Kathy Reichs. The Virals series is about Tory, Tempe Brennons Great Niece, who after her mother was killed is sent to life with her father Charleston. In book one she befriends three teenage boys and they all just clicked. However, they contract a parvovirus that gives them new strange powers. Almost Wolf like senses and thus bonding them into a pack!

In Seizure, Tory and the boy are still trying to figure out ho
Mar 07, 2012 Beth_Adele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Currently reading this one aloud with the kids just for shits and giggles. We all really enjoyed the first one.

This one seems to have an even more far fetched story line than the first one did, but that's kind of the point with tales that have a paranormal element.. and we're still enjoying it so far.

There are things that bother me about Kathy Reichs' young adult series, but nothing big enough to prevent me from enjoying it whole heartedly.

Once more we see a "smurfette" style protagonist. To R
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
So I liked the first one in the series and was keen on reading the second one. This one was a little better than the first. Why? Pirates. That should pretty much sum it up. Although like the previous novel there was still something missing. I think Reichs is just not yet use to writing for young adult readers. Still it was pretty cool learning some of the lessons in this book, and the history was overall pretty awesome to learn too.
Basically Tory and her friends are starting to get a grip on th
Dec 16, 2011 Matt rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
As I mentioned in my review of VIRALS, the first in the series ( Reich seems to redefine the role of YA reading, on many levels. One other reviewer commented to me that he felt YA books were geared for the 11-15 year old fan base, which fits with what I presumed myself. Taking SEIZURE's storyline, that fits. However, Reichs appears to place too much stress on the ADULT side and not enough on the YOUNG when she introduces the text of her book, dropping thi ...more
Dec 16, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of YA
This is the second of Kathy Reichs' foray into YA, the follow on from Virals, and the four kids, who are the Virals, Tory Brennan (Temperance Brennan's niece), Ben, Hi and Shelton, not to mention Cooper, the wolfdog who now lives with Tory, have come into their own. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and hope Reichs continues with this series!

With Loggerhead Island suddenly at risk, and their parents' jobs along with it, there is a terrifying chance that the pack will be separated, having to move t
Nov 12, 2011 Monnie rated it it was amazing
Once in a while I'm clueless. When I started reading the book, I didn't realize it wasn't the latest installment of the Bones series. When I did, I looked it up and gulped hard - it's actually a book for young adults (as it turns out, the second in a series that started with Virals. My first thought was oh no - and then I remembered how much I loved all the Harry Potter books and two of James Patterson's series featuring Maximum Ride. What the heck, I said, I'll give this one a try too!

And I was
Oct 21, 2011 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 searc
Dec 31, 2013 Dionne rated it it was ok
The Goonies i thought for a moment. Too far fetched and the characters are too squeaky clean for me to bond/empathise with.
Heather Pearson
Oct 20, 2016 Heather Pearson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, canadian
The kids seem to have recovered from their parvovirus exposure and are ready for a fun summer when they learn that Loggerhead Island Research Institute is set to close. They are desperate to find a way to save their institute and keep their pack together. They can't be separated just when they are learning how to deal with their new found abilities.

While attending a cotillion event, Tory learns of the legend of pirate Anne Bonney and her long lost treasure. If only they could find the loot and u
Pirate treasure! At one point or another in every child's life, they fantasize about eye patches and parrots, swords, gold coins, danger, and intrigue. Only, these dreams usually take the shape of a little boy or girl's make-believe world, not the summer adventure of four teenage friends. However, this is exactly the case for Tory and her fellow virals. Faced with looming financial cuts due to the economic recession, the teens' parents are about to lose their jobs. LIRI will be shut down; the ...more
Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Dec 28, 2011 Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Hannah Lesniak, Elizabeth
Tory Brennan and her friends are a pack now that they've all been transformed by the strain of parvovirus they caught from wolfdog Cooper. But even with their adventures seemingly over, the gang still has trouble on the horizon. The Loggerhead Research Institute that brought them together (where all their parents happen to be employed) is in danger of shutting down, due to inadequate funding at the higher up levels. Each one of the pack will be forced to move and separated from one another, ...more
Aug 18, 2012 Carie rated it really liked it
I think I liked this one more than the first. Obviously requires a lot of suspension of disbelief, but I love the characters, the action was tense and exciting, the mystery was great, and the plot was unpredictable ((view spoiler)). The pirate stuff was fun, I love how smart the kids are and all the fun scientific/historical/etc. information we get as the story unfolds--I also loved the new info ...more
Ben Rotko
Sep 20, 2016 Ben Rotko rated it liked it
Seizure falls into a sad category of many sequels. It doesn't do much to differ itself from the first book. Virals The story feels like another "Solve Old Mystery. Beat Bad Guy Who We Thought Was Good Guy" tale. That's not to say the book isn't good, quite the contrary. It IS an enjoyable read, but the characters don't really develop. It isn't a continuation of the first book, it's an "Another adventure" sequel. The writing is up to par, but the villains feel less threatening overall. In conclus ...more
Mar 29, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fiction
This book was the Goonies, but with a female lead. For those of you who might not have seen the Goonies, it is basically a movie about a bunch of misfit kids looking for a pirate treasure that has been the focus of legends. Tory Brennan is the leader of the Virals, a genetically enhanced group of kids, who have heightened senses. Now they were not genetically altered by choice, but by a lab experiment that got away in the first book. Just like The Goonies, these kids parents are going to loose ...more
Dec 31, 2013 Ellie rated it it was ok
I read this book because I'd read the first and already had hold of it. It follows on from the first book in the series - Virals - and continues in the adventures of Tory and her friends as they come to terms with their new powers whilst also galavanting around an island solving mysteries.

The thing is, these books just aren't really doing it for me. I said it about the first one and I'll say it again. They're not managing to bridge the gap between adult and teenage. I found the book in both sect
Apr 17, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Plus sides. Yay!
Seizure..I absolutely loved it. If I had to say one thing about this adventure. Its that it absolutely capture my attention. That could be because I happen to love adventure and the nonstop keep you on your toes kind of books, but from the second I picked it up there was no setting it down.
This is the second book in the Virals series, definitely a win.
It follows Tory Brennan and her pack, Coop, Hi, Ben, and Shelton as they go on a crazy new adventure for pirate treasure that ma
Ahhh~ It was worth the long wait in the library waiting list XD Seizure is an amazing sequel to the first book in the series Virals.

This is an amazing science fiction book, just as good (if not better) than Virals.
In Seizure, the main characters develop more and we see the pack of Virals becoming tighter and stronger. I really admire the heroine Tory as she is strong, determined and persuasive, she is an apt leader and knew how to tackle situation. The four Virals were also super smart and darin
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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 ...more
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“You'll start talking, and pretty soon we'll all start nodding, and then the next thing you know, I'm hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower at night, being chased by ninja vampires” 139 likes
“We did just leave an insane asylum,” Hi agreed. “For all we know, Chance spend his nights dancing naked with sock puppets, plotting to invade Canada.” 65 likes
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