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Compelling and fast-paced. The multiple turns were fascinating and the characters fun, but starting to get a tad flat. Still looking forward to the next book.
I had to put down the audio version and pick up the hard back because there's something I love about Reichs' style! Having followed the Temperance story from almost the beginning, I'm always curious how far fact and plausibility scale in the books and where the magic actually begins, but I love the feel of the story. The characters are fun and the story exciting!
It took a completely different direction from Virals, and if you're looking for pure entertainment, you'll probably enjoy Seizure. It doesn't require much thought and it's definitely unrealistic (how in the world did they sneak away from their parents so easily?) but it has a cool premise and builds off that. The characters are likable, but they don't really matter much because the plot steals the show. If you like treasure hunt or adventure stories, this book is good for you.
Great sequel, the thing I love about these books is when anything scientific is being explained ( like the parvovirus) it's said in a way that's easily understood. Seizure kept me hooked till the very last page!
I prefer this book to the first one, actually! Virals was good but I prefer the idea of a pirate treasure-hunt! I really like Tory's character and I love her pack. They all have such distinctive personalities. I love Anne Bonny, first of all, because she was something of a childhood hero to me, since she was a FEMALE pirate in a time where females weren't exactly what they are today. I loved the action in this book, and if there's one thing I want more in this book it's romance, but SIMPLY, because I'm just that kind of person. GREAT BOOK. A definite read. I cannot wait for the next one [Code]!
Very glad Kathy Reichs ventured into writing for teens. Looking forward to the third in the series
Wow. I'm very, very impressed. And all of the stuff is possible, albeit unlikely. Agreed, it had its low points with school drama, but it was still gripping to the end. Bones and Maximum Ride fans will not be disappointed. LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
2. School drama -- enough said.
3. Tory. I never did enjoy Tory's character but this book was the killer. She has what I call "Extremely Motherly Towards Others syndrome". This disease is transmitted by stupid editors and "literary consultants" who believe teens enjoy reading strong-headed female characters.
Wonderful second book coming up to Virals! Kathy Reichs can't make a better teen book series!
love this series! highly recommended; fascinating fast-paced plot with lots of action and adventure. especially like the twist on the "flaring" ability.