Terminal: A Virals Novel
The Virals are back—but they’re not the only pack in town anymore. Terminal finds Tory Brennan—grandniece of the famous forensic anthropologist (star of the hit show Bones)—and the rest of the Morris Island gang tracking a pack of rogue Virals who call themselves the Trinity. The new ...more
*Goes into fangirling mode*
THE NEXT BOOK IS GONNA COME OUTTTTT. Although we have to wait until next year....
-Tory and Ben get together (How do you not get together after you've kissed?)
-Chance joins the Virals but the boys are rather hostile towards him
-They find something shocking about the virus
Things that I want to happen:
-For some reason I think it'll be really cool is Aunt Tempe played some part in the book, because I found the novella's way better with her in t ...more
10TH JANUARY UPDATE
*checks release date*
It comes out in March!!!!
20th FEB UPDATE
IT'S COMING OUT IN NINE DAYS!!!
Literally how I feel right now:
28TH FEB UPDATE
There's one day to go and the entire Virals fandom currently can't hand the pre-book-release nerves. http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md4...
THIS. IS. INTENSE!
Please, PLEASE can all the ...more
Terminal was everything I expected from the Virals, and from the authors, but somehow it managed to bring that little bit extra wi ...more
This series is killing me.
First, the wait for Seizure. Then the wait for Code. Then the wait for Exposure. And now 9 MONTHS FOR THIS ONE???
I'm dying a little bit inside.
The book starts so incredibly, creepily perfect. We get a mysterious surveillance report, detailing a conversation between Tory and Chance, then the creepy prologue and it's the perfect star ...more
Reichs does a thrilling job in this book that "terminates" the series (I'm hysterical). No slow spots, every time it seemed to ease and you could take a break, the plot slammed the gas pedal again and off the story went. Terrifying twin plots that moved the story forward, subplots that had me biting my nails and closing the book to get a few breathers, tense love triangle moments and plot twists that either left my crying or in denial. (Seri ...more
The love triangle was still a bit meh for me, but at least it was established at the beginning and grew to the finale, instead of just showing up out of the blue for added drama in the final story. Both boys were equally charming, equally dickish (toward each other), and equally clueless. It was definitely one of the better triangles I've read, if you're still into that kind of thing.
And really the only other complaint I had was with t ...more
Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone
Source: Publisher provided review copy, via NetGalley
A terrifying new Virals adventure for Tory Brennan – great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan – and the Virals team as they come face to face with their greatest enemy. From the producer of the hit TV series Bones and No.1 Sunday Timesbestselling author of the Temperance ...more
(May contain minor spoilers)
ARE THESE AUTHORS TRYING TO KILL US? How could they end the series like that? Yes, I know there's a novella still to come in December (Spike), but that is far from satisfactory!
Halfway through Part Three, I began to dread the ending, and halfway through Part Four, I went into depression. I was ready to start crying by the time I reached the Epilogue, but then... I was thrown a lifeline. I was sooo happy!!! I wanted that to happen so badly, but it's such ...more
OMG!!!! I cannot believe this. (view spoiler)[ How can Chance be a viral? It's not possible. I mean, they just got the pack back together with Ben (not to mention that kiss between Ben and Tory...) and it can't be destroyed by Chance.Plus, who are the two other people with Chance? The ones that stalked Tory on her way home that one time, with the glowing red eyes? This is killing me. I need more. (hide spoiler)]
I loved the Viral books because they never ended on a cliff hanger. This is crossi...more
But that ending omg!! L ...more
I just finished Terminal. Needless to say, I couldn't put it down. The love triangle is finally resolved! I have been waiting ages for that, even though I knew how it would end. The powers are explained a bit more, suspicion is rampant, The action is thrilling, you laugh, you cry.... Just read this book already!!!
(I can't believe that this is the last book! It can't be! Not with the ending the way it is! There is still so much potential! I really hope the author writes ...more
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Ben snorted. “He deserved it.”
“I was providing a service,” Hi protested. “I recall Tory once trying to eat a mouse.”
I pinched my nose. “Ugh, don’t remind me.”
Ella giggled. “One time Cole lost his flare while carrying a boulder. It pinned his leg for an hour.”
Then everyone had a story. Our funeral became a wake.
The mood lifted as we swapped flare stories. It was cathartic. A way to say good-bye.
I caught Ben smiling at me. “I remember when Tory sniffed that mound of bird crap in the old lighthouse. I thought she’d vomit on the spot.”
Chance laughed. “I knew she was too clever. Always with a trick up her sleeve.”
The boys glanced at each other. Their smiles faded.
Something passed between them.
Abruptly, both looked at me.
I could see a question in their eyes. A resolve to see something through.
They talked. Oh God, they talked about me.
They’re going to make me choose.
In a flash of dread, I realized I could delay this no longer.
With another jolt, I realized I didn’t need to.
There was no point putting it off.
There was also no decision to make.
My eyes met a dark, intense pair staring back earnestly. Longingly. Fearfully.
I smiled. Even as my heart pounded.
Before anyone spoke, I stepped forward, legs shaking so badly I worried I might fall.
But my second foot successfully followed the first.
I walked over to Ben’s side.
Slipped my hand inside his.
Squeezed for dear life.
Ben’s eyes widened. He gasped quietly, his chest rising and falling.
I met his startled gaze. Smiled through my blushes.
A goofy smile split Ben’s face, one I’d never seen before. His fingers crushed mine.
No decision to make.
Tearing my eyes from Ben, I looked at Chance, found him watching me with a glum expression. Then he sighed, a wry smile twisting his lips.
Chance nodded slightly.
Not one word spoken. Volumes exchanged.
The silence stretched, like a living breathing force.
Finally, Hi cleared his throat. “Um.”
My face burned scarlet as I remembered our audience. Ella was gaping at me, a delighted grin on her face. Shelton looked like he might turn and run. Hi was rubbing the back of his neck, his face twisted in an uncomfortable grimace.
Still no one said a word.
This was the most painful moment of my life.
“So . . .” Hi drummed his thighs, eyes fixed to the pavement. “Right. A lot just happened there. Weirdly without anyone talking, but, um, yeah.”
I heard a shoe scuff the ground. Shelton and Hi were standing across from Ben and me.
Shelton took a deep breath. “So it’s like that, huh?”
“Guys.” I felt my stomach lurch. “I know this is weird. Ben and I, we—”
Hi’s face was pained. “I don’t even get a chance? No shot to say how I feel?”
My head jerked back. “What?”
“So it’s all decided.” Shelton sullenly kicked a rock, his voice resentful. “What does Ben have that I don’t?”
I stared, openmouthed.
Hi dropped to a knee and pinned me with solemn eyes. “I can’t hide it anymore, Victoria. You need to know the truth. I love you, too. Forever and ever. I want to be your sweet babushka.”
My mind reeled. “Hi, I . . . I didn’t—”
“I’m gonna wring your stupid necks.” Ben’s face was burning.
Hi burst out laughing, rolling away from his kick. I glanced at Shelton, who was trying—and failing—to hold it together.
“I love you, Tory Brennan!” Hi bounced to his feet, ready to bolt at Ben’s slightest twitch. “Let me rub your supple feet!”
I covered my face with both hands. “Oh God.”