Today I'm gonna be reviewing Virals, which is the first book in the Virals series by Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan books, and is co-written by Brendan Reichs.
The series is about Tory Brennan, great-niece to forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, and her best friends, Ben, Shelton, and Hi rescue a wolf-dog named Cooper from a lab and start to develop wolf like symptoms. And Tory, Ben Shelton, and Hi try to solve a forty-year-old cold case murder of a young girl.
Tory is a really awesome character. She's like a mix between Max from Maximum ride and Temperance Brennan. Tory is kind of a tom boy and is a people person, but when she comes across a set of bones then she's like her great-aunt Tempe, which is awesome because I'm a huge fan of the TV show, BONES.
I really love Ben, Shelton, and Hi! I love Tory's relationship with each of them. They are so funny! Hi is the Comic relief, I love him, he's so funny. Shelton is the smart tech geek, he's also kind of a scardy-cat, but I love him all the same. And I reallylove Ben. He's, like, the balance between Shelton and Hi, but, for the most part, he's kind of serious.
Jason is a good character. I don't ship him with Tory, but he's a nice guy. I don't like Chance, I don't think I liked him once the whole time I read this book. I just didn't feel anything for him. [spoiler] Then when you reach the end and then I decided I didn't like Chance. I don't like Whitney, she's so annoying!
I love the part where they find the bones, like I said before, I watch the show so this was familiar to me, and the guys's reaction when Tory touches the bones is funny. I listened to this on autiobook and this part both very cool and very scary on audiobook. And the ending was so good!
Also, did I detected a hint of romance between Ben and Tory near the end? It's when Tory slapped Ben to get him to flare up. Either way I ship Ben and Tory!