[a Virals Novel]

Book - 2013
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The Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster." A second, greater geocache is within reach--if the Virals are up to the challenge.

But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box--a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb is out there--a real one--and the clock is ticking.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2013.
ISBN: 9781595144126
Branch Call Number: YA REI
Characteristics: 408 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reichs, Brendan


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Although I think this is intended as adult literature, the characters are adolescent, not well developed and plot centre around a debutante ball and 4 boys ( three of whom have super powers) mooning over an alpha girl who is disliked by all of her female school mates. The game is on when the group look for a geocash where failure means death to themselves or to others in their town. This is not the 'Hunger Games' although I think the author was hoping for a movie out of this book. I agree with Gwen's comment (July 2018) below. Give this a miss if you are over 30.

Jul 06, 2018

A reviewer below wondered why Kathy Reichs isn't as famous as Rick Riordan, J.K. Rowling, or Cassandra Clare. I can tell you why. Her writing style is a bit choppy. I don't mind too much, but I feel like she should have put more effort into it. Everyone swears a lot, whether it be screaming it out to the world, whispering it, or saying it in text language. Tory and her friends have a troubling tendency to judge, swear at, and generally disrespect adults (except for the good-looking, supposedly kid-friendly ones, because of course that's okay—I'm being sarcastic don't take me literally). The plot is very entertaining, though, and that's one of the only reasons why I read this. Tory's pretty clever too, and Hi pretty funny, which makes the rating go up a bit higher.

Mar 17, 2016


Jul 05, 2015

Good book

JewelMcLatchy Sep 18, 2013

Fantastic latest installment of the Virals series for teens from the amazingly talented Kathy Reichs (author of the Tempe Brennan series for adults upon which the TV series Bones is based).

Aug 12, 2013

I devoured the first two books in the series-VIRALS and SEIZURE-yet it was my mom who so graciously found the third!

Jul 22, 2013

As the series goes on the plots get thicker, the stakes get higher, everything gets to a whole new level which is why I think it's seriously a crime that Kathy Reichs isn't equally popular as Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, or The Mortal Instruments.

May 30, 2013

I swear, I do not understand why the VIRALS series doesn't get more attention. Kathy Reichs is a phenomenal writer, and the books are so amazing. This is my favorite book in the series so far, because I find the plot even more exciting than the last two books. The romance river runs a little dry, but that is well made up for by the action and suspense. I just love the story and setting. And, I am a person who doesn't really like the main characters of novels because to me, they all seem so alike, but the main characters of this series are quite different from other characters in other books and series's I have read. Reminiscent of the Maximum Ride books, this is a must-read.

Feb 22, 2013

i cant wait to read the book. had to oder it myself. :)

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Apr 24, 2018

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Oct 20, 2016

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Feb 22, 2013

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Mar 17, 2016

"it's gonna blow!!!"


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