Read "Shift A Virals Adventure" by Kathy Reichs available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Tory's great aunt, Temperance. eBook . Home; Shift: A Virals Short Story Kathy Reichs is vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists; a member of. Tory Brennan's great aunt, Temperance, arrives just in time to investigate a robbery at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute in this exclusive direct-to- digital.
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Tory's great aunt, Temperance Brennan, visits just in time to investigate a robbery at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute. As a renowned forensic. To my dear readers,. As the old saying goes, fate brings good news and bad news. Of late, some of each variety has bullied into my world. Thus, I am making this. ebook, 80 pages To ask other readers questions about Shift, please sign up. The only YA I am reading lately this series by Kathy Reichs (Bones) & her son.
It was a nice quick read to remind me of Tory and her friends before the new book comes out early next year. I have to admit, the recapping of the previous adventures for people that hadn't read the actual series did get a bit boring after the first few pages, but when that died down I was able to really get into the story and enjoy the novella.
Shift takes place between Seizure and Code. Tory's great aunt Temperance Brennan the famous anthropologist and protagonist I really liked this novella.
Tory's great aunt Temperance Brennan the famous anthropologist and protagonist of Reichs' bestselling series is visiting her hometown after a break-in at the LIRI research facility where her father works. Determined to impress her idol, Tory and the rest of the Virals get on the job of solving the mystery before the adults. Kathy Reichs writing, I know, is very good in her adult books. However, I think the transition into Young Adult fiction is a little too exaggerated.
It's absolutely fine to read, and works perfectly well for its purpose - I just wish it was a little more sophisticated, since some of the language used is very technical due to the author having forensic science experience herself. Having said that, Reichs does know how to create suspense for not-particularly threatening situations, which is helpful in younger fiction, since it's harder for events to become truly serious whilst still being appropriate for the audience.
What I really liked about this novella was the fact we get told the story from all of the Virals' points-of-view at various points.
I particularly like Ben's: I could definitely pull his personality away from the words. The story was okay. It wasn't great, but it's hard to write a great story in such a short space of time - especially when you go into as much detail as Reichs; and have to spend a good twenty-or-so pages explaining previous events the characters have gone through.
What stopped this story from really going downhill was Tempe's inclusion. I loved seeing her function, since I have yet to read Reichs' main protagonists' adventures. I really like her attitude and charisma. Tory's great aunt, Temperance Brennan, visits just in time to investigate a robbery at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute. As a renowned forensic anthropologist, Tempe is obviously qualified to figure out whodunit, but Tory and her Virals pack want to crack the case on their own.
Yet the crime is puzzling. Who could have accessed the labs at LIRI, and how could they have gotten the equipment off the island? It's Brennan vs. Brennan in this short story that gives readers a brand new insight into the world of the Virals. The Paris Mysteries. James Patterson. Maximum Ride Forever. I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Last Defense. Pittacus Lore. The Guard.
The Private School Murders. The Unquiet past. Kelley Armstrong. The Spaceship Next Door. Gene Doucette.
The Masked Truth. The Lost. Hunt for the Garde. Forest of Ruin. Morgan Rice. Blood Feud. Alyxandra Harvey. The Last Star. Rick Yancey. The Iron Warrior. Julie Kagawa.
Bright Blaze of Magic. Jennifer Estep. Theodore Boone: The Fugitive. John Grisham. Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Cradle and All. Dark Heart of Magic. Cold Burn of Magic. Island of Legends. Lisa McMann.
The Staff of Serapis. Rick Riordan. The Crown of Ptolemy. The Navigator. Legacies Reborn. She added that little incentive for the Virals to figure out the mystery as fast as they could. I don't usually get along with typical modern-day characters because I find them kind of boring. I like fantasy and adventure and sci-fi. But I love all the characters here, despite the fact they're just normal people in the normal world.
Ignoring the fact that the protagonists here are Virals Tory is a great protagonist. I love seeing a genuinely clever female lead be pretty much completely independent and without needs for looks or anything else other than her brain, and the occasional bit of support from her friends. You rarely get characters like that these days, so she's definitely a breath of fresh air. I also love the way that the books kind of mock the mocking of liking science etc. Ben is great. I want to give him a hug half the time - not that he'd let me.
He's like the typical male interest in Young Adult fiction, only he's insecure not about some deep, dark past or anything, but literally about normal things like liking a girl - and not in the pouting, annoying way either. Hi is great. I've always really liked him.
He's the kind of guy I'd really like to just be friends with - a complete idiot, but actually really lovely, and useful. He's probably the most sarcastic, and I think he's the one Tory's the closest to friend-wise.
Not sure why, but that's just the kind of feeling I get.