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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 (first published January 1st 2011)
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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
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 2 1/2

*Review*

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
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Anita Guan
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
Daenerys
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
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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
Scarletstories
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
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 predictabl ...more
Lark
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
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Matt
As I mentioned in my review of VIRALS, the first in the series (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78...) 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
Jetches  (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
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Brenda
Dec 16, 2011 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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Marie Loughin
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
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Beth_Adele
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
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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
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Monnie
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
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Donna
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
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Dionne
The Goonies i thought for a moment. Too far fetched and the characters are too squeaky clean for me to bond/empathise with.
Alex
I thought it was an amazing book, and I liked it even better than I liked the first in the series, 'Virals'. I would highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they can read it. I it was written for adults, but (as a child) I think children (12+) are completely capable of reading the series.

Things that I really liked about 'Seizure':

It has a great suspense and creation of the plot.

It is relatively realistic, making it easier to believe.

The detail is amazing, and I can see how much work has gon
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Hannah
SO fucking good. Better than I could ever expect. I am in love right now, can't wait for the next one.
Andrea Hussey
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Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal)
Dec 28, 2011 Anna (Yoda Is My Spirit Animal) rated it 4 of 5 stars
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, unle ...more
Kate (VerbVixen)
Seizure is the sequel to Virals, which if you haven't read it is fantastic--think Bones style but YA but less socially awkward. Seizure picks up not that long after Virals ended but this time there's pirates yo! GIRL PIRATES! and Treasure hunting! and murders and medieval manuscripts! and some paranormal elements too. If you don't know I've actually started tearing up I'm so overwhelmed by the awesome---it's perfect. Modern day sassy female uses historical artifacts and cunning to find sassy fem ...more
Charlynn
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 an ...more
Marg
Wow. This was an intense, fast-paced book. We begin with a prologue from the past: a pirate narrating the scene. And this sets the tone of the book. Tory and her gang of Virals are living in fear of being separated. Loggerhead Island is in financial trouble and it will shut down, scattering the Virals as their individual families relocate. Fearing what that means for their 'mutant' abilities and their pack (not to mention their friendship), Tory and the gang set out to save Loggerhead. And they ...more
Pamela Kramer
Seizure by Kathy Reichs is the sequel to the first of the Virals novels. Tory Brennan, the niece of Temperance Brennan, of "Bones" fame, lives on a fairly remote island near Charleston with her scientist father after the accidental death of her mother.

Tory has a close group of friends who live on the island, too. In the first book they were all infected with a mutant type of canine parvovirus that has caused them to have unique abilities -- canine-like abilities. Tory's abilities seem the strong
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Carie
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
Valerie
Did the book have to end there? I mean, can there be a bigger cliff-hanger? I need to know what happens next! No wonder Kathy Reichs is such a good author if she practically forces readers to pick up her next book because they're so full of angst.

Anyway. Ahem. This book was a lot like The Goonies. There was everything from booby-traps galore to dead bodies, to secret underground passageways, to even bad guy (or two) shooting at the young heroes. Oh, and you can't forget all the crazy people and
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Angela
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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Jennifer
I love Kathy Reichs novels and I love paranormal YA, so the two things together? Total no brainer. Seizure is the second book in Reichs' new Virals series, and while the first one is my favorite, I also enjoyed Seizure.

Many of the reviews for Virals compared it to a modern day Nancy Drew (even I made the comparison (my review)), I think the similarities are far more prevalent here, from the cover to the topic to the plot formula. Not that that is a bad thing, (think of how many lives that serie
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Emily A
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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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