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Belle's Book Club: Seizure

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Next up in my Belle's Book Club: Summer 2013 series I'm sharing - Seizure by Kathy Reichs

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Synopsis (via Goodreads

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they've turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack. But now the very place that brought them together - the Loggerhead Island Research Institute - is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it.

So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can't believe her luck - buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren't the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals' special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .


My Thoughts

When I eventually go into the {first} book in this series - I knew that I was hooked! - I couldn't get my hands on this second book fast enough!

Now that I knew all of the characters from the first book I felt like I got engaged with this one a lot quicker than the first - aside from a bit of unnecessary repeating of information, for example how they got the virus in the first place - but I understand how, by doing this the author can ensure that any reader can pick up this book and know what's going on without having to have read the rest of the series - quite clever really, but a bit annoying for people who have only just read the first book!

Again, like the first book, I found that the pace of this plot was super fast and really engaging - I literally flew through this book in just a couple of days! I loved the whole pirate element, I thought it was a really fresh take on finding hidden treasure that had quite a sinister element to it! I love the path that the plot took you on - it was twisted and full of surprises, there were dead ends and false trails that definitely had me intrigued as to where the treasure would actually be hidden.

The complexity of all of the characters and their respective subplots all linked in to one another was really clever - the author was simply incredible at leaving you in suspense right 'til the very end before tying up all of the loose ends and revealing how everything all fitted together.

The two big twists towards the end of the book really had me shocked - I did not expect it to be who it actually was in the end at all! And for that to happen twice over made for seriously good reading!

I enjoyed reading about how the virals gang were testing and learning about their powers - they didn't just suddenly have them all under control and sussed out - I felt like I was learning along with them - very good for engaging me in to the story.

I am seriously loving this series right now! And, I stand by what I said in my review of the  {first book - the virals are definitely a modern interpretation of the Famous Five - and I love it!

Would you read this book? 

aHm xoxo

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