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Monday, 15 April 2013

Review: SEIZURE

Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs
Book 2 of the Virals series
Read by Cristin Milioti
Genre: YA science fiction thriller
Format: paperback & audiobook

About Seizure:
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 . . .
Source: Info in the About Seizure was taken from http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709640-seizure on 26/02/2013.

Review:
Like in Book 1, I like Cristin Milioti's narration. I like her style and she sounds real professional! However, Kathy Reichs' propensity for TSTL (too stupid to live) protagonist reared it's ugly head again in this book. Majorly annoying! So much so that I needed frequent breaks from the stupidity. Consequently it made this book feel like it's a whole lot longer than the ten or so hours it is suppose to be. And also because of that I am scrapping my plan about buying Code straight away. If ever, I think I will wait until it gets really cheap in the secondhand market or borrow it from the library. The stupid factor made the book not worth the money of buying it brand new. Then there is the non-realistic and inconsistent fight scenes. If Ben is suppose to be the strongest in their pack, why can't he tackle Chris Fletcher on his own? So Chris is stronger than a Viral on a flare? Non-realistic. Inconsistent. Brought the suspension of disbelief a notch down. It's not all bad though. The plot was convoluted enough to make this book exciting enough to hook a reader's interest and keep it. It was just the stupid factor which annoyed me to hell and back!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3
Character development = 3
Story itself = 2.5
Ending = 4
World building = 3.5
Cover art = 2
Pace = N/A (10 hrs and 48 mins of listening time)
Plot = 4
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries

4 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Eh maybe not. I did watch en ep of Bones instead, I should watch more

Cherry Mischievous said...

Blodeuedd - This is like YA Bones :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Bummer. Doesn't sound fab. Great review.

Cherry Mischievous said...

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com - No, not so great :-(

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