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Terminal: A Virals Novel

(Virals #5)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  3,981 ratings  ·  402 reviews
The thrilling finale to Kathy and Brendan Reichs’ New York Times bestselling VIRALS series

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
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
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Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
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Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, the cliff hanger at the end in Terminal broke my heart! I love the series by heart (I've read a lot of books, but this is my all time favorite - and will be FOREVER) and I want more! I finished last night, and just buried my face in a pillow, hoping to see another book (I know Terminal is the finale, but, #Hopes&Dreams) coming after Terminal. PLEASE! (Oh, and I hate the long waits for the books. I had to wait an entire year for Terminal. I read Exposure the day it came out.) And, I'm go ...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
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the Virals series comes to an end, Reichs-squared pack all the power of the previous novels into this final instalment. At the end of the previous novel, the Virals learned that they were not the only infected pack in town. This new group, Trinity, has ties to a former classmate of Tory Brennan's, Chance Claybourne, whose earlier goal was to discover the secret behind the Virals and out them. It's Trinity versus Virals, with a single pack set to survive, at least until their super-virus cripp ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Oh the cliffhangers!! And that ending sentence in Exposure!! I can't wait!!!

*checks release date*
It comes out in March!!!!

Literally how I feel right now:

There's one day to go and the entire Virals fandom currently can't hand the pre-book-release nerves.
Please, PLEASE can all the
When I emailed Kathy Reichs, she told me that she was making this and I died. I ship Ben and Tory so hard!!! I swear to god if she kills any of them, I will die...again. THIS BOOK NEEDS TO COME OUT NOW!!!!!
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.75/5

Review coming soon!
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rating: 4.5/5

review to come.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
Loved it. Best one in the series. But that cliffhanger ending was not fair!!
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first heard about the Virals Series a few years ago with the publication of Virals in 2011, since then I have eagerly awaited the publication of each new book. When I saw Terminal on NetGalley my request was in so fast, if you blinked you missed it, and although it took a while for it to be accepted I opened this one up the minute I finished reading my current read.

Terminal was everything I expected from the Virals, and from the authors, but somehow it managed to bring that little bit extra wi
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-library
Tory Brennan and the rest of the Virals gang are back in this conclusion to the Virals series. When a new Virals pack known as the Trinity issues a challenge to Tory's Pack saying there should only be one Virals Pack in Charleston, Tory and the gang accept their challenge not knowing that they have brought Government agents following them too. Can Tory and the gang fight off the new race of Virals which Chance Claybourne has started and get away from the agents before they become lab rats and is ...more
Carrie Rogers
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this, but don't see how it could possibly end! That seemed like a cliffhanger did it not? My only complaint is the same as with all Kathy Reich's books, too much repeating of information already known by all readers. It's highly doubtful that anyone would start in with the last book of a series and therefore need all of these explanations. The standard template is the same as the other books, but the great thing about this series is it's used in a completely different way in eve ...more
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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As with all Kathy Reichs' books, I loved this book. (view spoiler) But overall, excellent story.
MARCH 2015???!!!
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.

So long...

Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So sad the series is over! One of my all time favorites and trust me I've read a lot of books! They should totally write more a spin off series whatever but I NEED more virals in my life, totally recommend!
Review to follow closer to publication - I'm so sad this series is over!
Alisha Tarran
Holy shit! This installment though! It was so tense, the entire way through, there was one point where I was holding my breath as I was reading and there was never a moment when I wasn't totally glued to the page, totally engrossed in what was going on, I couldn't put this down for anything, not even eating.

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
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So... I finished it in a day. Yup. Sounds about right.
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
Vicki (The Wolf's Den)
I couldn't have asked for a better ending to a great series.

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
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leaves you with lots of questions. What is torts New power, does the rest of the pack also have them, is Ben now back in Bolton prep?
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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In the chilling finale to the Virals series, the pack of mutant humans finds out that they are not alone. My favorite turning point in the story is probably the pack's realization that there sworn enemy, Chance Claybourne, is now a member of their pack, a Viral, although another good point in the story is the pack's face-off against the rogue Virals that call themselves the Trinity. However, both the pack and the Trinity share a common enemy: the government. Suspicious of their superpowers, gove ...more
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley, ya
Review: Terminal (Virals #5) by Kathy Reichs and Brandon Reichs Publication Date: 26th March 2015
Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781448134366
Source: Publisher provided review copy, via NetGalley
Rating: 4*
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
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After reading:

(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
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Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

OMG!!!! I cannot believe this. (view spoiler)

I loved the Viral books because they never ended on a cliff hanger. This is crossi

Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, library, series
Okay yo, I loved this one. It's been a bit since I read the last book so at least I was wait okay what happened but after that I was like omg I missed you guys so much. I could have done without the love triangle but what can you do. I'm happy with her choice (obviously hahah) and the mystery of the new pack was interesting tho I guessed the girl member fairly quickly because it seemed like the least likely so obviously I was right but the third member surprised me hahah.
But that ending omg!! L
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. That's all I can say.

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
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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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Virals (5 books)
  • Virals (Virals, #1)
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  • Code (Virals, #3)
  • Exposure (Virals, #4)
“Shelton pushed Ben lightly. “Remember when you couldn’t flare without losing your temper? So Hi kicked you from behind to get you mad, and you threw him in the ocean?”
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.”
“If he scratches my baby . . .” Ben tried to scowl, but it didn’t take. He seemed relieved. And still hadn’t let go of my hand.
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.”
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