le 16 août 2011
Gold Star Award Winner!
Tory and her father live on an island reserved for the faculty who work at the remote research facility on a nearby island. She and her friends often explore the research island. One day, she convinces them to break into the facility to use their equipment in rejuvenating a dog tag ID they found in the woods.
While they have no problems cleaning the dog tags, they discover a missing wild puppy locked in a cage. Outraged, they immediately break Coop out and hide him in their secret cavern.
Tory and her friends take turns caring for the puppy while also trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the dog tags. They search the library, where they uncover clues to the identity of the man. Unfortunately, their search triggers a reaction. Someone doesn't want that information uncovered, and they'll do almost anything to keep Tory and her friends from learning and sharing the truth.
Coop is sick, sick with a strand of virus that infects Tory and her friends. Suddenly, they're having hot flashes, blacking out, and using bursts of adrenaline to execute inhuman feats. These feats occur in times of extreme danger - being followed, chased, shot at, or while breaking into secure buildings.
VIRALS is Kathy Reichs' first foray into the young adult world, and she knocks it out of the park. After a slow start, the tension, drama, danger, mystery, and the strange virus pulsing through the characters' bodies make this book extraordinarily hard to put down. I'm already waiting for the next book in the series.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
le 4 décembre 2011
Le livre m'a surpris car je ne m'attendais, en aucun cas à un livre, pour enfants ou jeunes ados ,au demeurant très bien . Je pense que ce commentaire serait très utile à de futurs acheteurs car si tout le monde connait l'auteur pour ses œuvres de médecin légiste il n'en est pas de même mais pour un livre du genre la bande des Quatres ou bibliothèque verte. Je ne voudrais pas que ce commentaire soit compris comme une critique mais plus comme un éclairage car de plus une suite est annoncée . Bonne lecture
le 5 mai 2012
I was a bit worried about this spin off by k.Reichs as it seemed to be aimed more at kids than adults, however after the first few chapters you really get into the book. It has all the great suspense, story and characters that you would expect to find in a Kathy Reichs book. Loved it and recommend it!