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(Virals #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  14,323 ratings  ·  998 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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Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
*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
Laura Rash
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I think I liked the first in this series better but still a good read. I'll continue with the series for sure! ...more
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 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
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-kids, thriller
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
Feb 02, 2013 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 week
Briar's Reviews
I was absolutely thrilled that I bought the first two books in this series together, because I NEEDED to continue this series. The first book, Virals, was an absolute hit for me and Seizure continued the insanity!

This time around Tory, Ben, Shelton, Hi and Cooper are off on another adventure.... except... get this... PIRATES. The loss of LIRI absolutely sucked because the loss of potential science plots devastated me. So I was reading it, hoping that somehow these authors had some cool science-y
Marguerite (M)
Rating : 4.25 stars

So not realistic.
So entertaining.

Remember Tory and her crew of really smart kids ? Well, they’re back and they’re planning on discovering a hidden pirate treasure.
Yup. The treasure that everybody has been looking for the last centuries.

Will they find it ? Probably, they’re the freakin Virals.

I have a feeling that the 10-years-older-me will sigh looking back on my appreciation of this book. Well, you know what, future-me ? Fuck off. This book’s awesome, and you just have no ta
Feb 26, 2017 added it
This book a mix of mystery crime and fantasy is so unique and creative. An exciting sequel to the first book ( Virals ) the author manages to touch on the cliché idea of treasure hunting but make it her own through the special abilities and characteristics of her characters. Her story is amazing and intriguing with endings nobody would think of.
Marie Loughin
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, ya, mystery
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
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
Oct 25, 2015 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.
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: favorites
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Dec 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 ⭐️

Trigger warnings: violence, mentions of murder, description of dead bodies
Content warning: biphobia, racism

Definitely not the best Virals novel, but still good.

The action in this second opus is a bit over the top. And when I say “a bit”, I kinda mean “a lot”... The whole pirate treasure thing is already a stretch, but the amount of people after them was way too much. Only counting the ones who seriously risked the Virals safety, that’s 5 people. And that doesn’t include other greedy people
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
Barbara ★
Not quite what I was expecting but a thrilling adventure nonetheless.
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
Feb 03, 2012 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 Buwalda
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 20, 2011 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
Aug 06, 2011 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
Oct 15, 2011 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 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 sear
Nov 10, 2012 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.
Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
I read this about two years ago, but forgot to write a review. However it's going to be a really short one. I really loved, loved this book, and I can't seem to get enough of it! ...more
Jun 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I m not giving the stars for the style of writing.It was alright.i couldn't enjoy the novel though,much of it was too easy for the gang. They have a lot of lucky breaks, inspite of moaning at every danger they go forth to meet unprepared. I mean, it's always " well it's too late now" dialogue that Tory's got in her head. Of course it's too late,tou jumped in with no plan and then they do have their lucky breaks and their power. Another thing is that everything is very convenient for them.Kit is ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is freaking awesome. Fun, exciting, heart-stopping and surprising revelations and disappoints around every corner. Reichs makes a compelling story of enjoyable fiction with enough science and realistic situations that allow it to be a very palpable story. I thoroughly enjoyed every second and am already on to the next book!!!
Also, felony count: six, I believe. These kids need a less illegal hobby lol
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
3,5 - 4
I've definitely enjoyed reading this book! Although this book has fewer elements relating to forensic sciences - or science in general- compared to the first book, the mystic atmospheres is still outright compelling. Can't wait to read the third book in this trilogy!
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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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