Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (68)--Virals by Kathy Reichs

Release Date: November 2, 2010 from Razorbill


Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage Òsci-philesÓ who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hotÑif they can stay alive long enough to catch the killerÕs scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friendsÑ theyÕre a pack. They are Virals.

I'm a big fan of Kathy Reichs adult mysteries and of the show Bones, so I'm very excited that she's moving into the YA realm. I'm hoping that this one is as much of a pageturner as the Tempe books.


  1. I love the show bones but I have never really thought about picking up the books. This one looks pretty good though I might just have to give it a try

  2. Oh my this sounds like one for my wish list. Love Bones and I love mysteries so it is a no brainer.

  3. I'm interested to read this one, seeing as it's YA. I love Bones the TV show but have never read a Reichs book - think it's time to rectify that! :)

  4. I've read some of her adult books and loved them. Can't wait to read this!

  5. This sounds absolutely great! Thanks for sharing. :)

    By the way: I really like your blog as I'm always searching for new YA-books. You are doing a great job here! :)

    Greetings from Austria,