Author: Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
Series: Virals (Book 4)
Publication: Puffin Books; Dgs Rep edition (February 24, 2015)
Description: When twin classmates are abducted from Bolton Prep, Tory and the Virals decide there’s no one better equipped than them to investigate. But the gang has other problems to face. Their powers are growing wilder, and becoming harder to control. Chance Claybourne is investigating the disastrous medical experiment that twisted their DNA. The bonds that unite them are weakening, threatening the future of the pack itself.
The Virals must decipher the clues and track down a ruthless criminal before he strikes again, all while protecting their secret from prying eyes. And everyone seems to be watching.
My Thoughts: The Virals are dealing with some big issues in this episode. Ben and Tory aren't speaking because Tory can't forgive him for his part in their problems in the previous book. Also, their powers are getting out of their control. Tory passes out a couple of times when hers overwhelm her.
Besides that a couple of their schoolmates have been kidnapped and the Virals decide to look into it. They are following clues and getting nearer to finding the twins when Tory's new friend Ella disappears. Now the race is on to use all their powers to find her.
Of course, they also have to keep their powers as secret as possible because Chance Claybourne is watching them closely. He has the research of the scientist who developed the project that turned the kids into Virals. That is the same research that the Virals are looking for to try to figure out why their powers are changing.
This was another fast-paced episode in an engaging science fiction series.
Five beings, blending to form one unified consciousness. Completely. Seamlessly. The pack became whole. Our powers, fully unleashed.I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.
So—bonded, hearts and minds—we'd gone hunting. And bagged our prey.
The feeling was amazing. Beathtaking. And, honestly, terrifying.