5th January 2012, Young Arrow
492 pages, Hardback (& ebook)
Themes: chases, mystery powers, wolves, treasure hunting, clue solving, law breaking, breaking rules, commiting crimes, dangerous men, islands, boats, deception, high peril, high thrills, some humour, lots of mystery, a little violence.
Summary from Random House Children's Books
The Virals' home on Loggerhead Island is under threat, and only one thing can save it: a lot of money.
A 300-year-old legend.
Rumour has it that notorious pirate Anne Bonny hid her treasure somewhere in Charleston in 1720. No-one knows where, but Tory Brennan - great-niece of famous forensic anthropologist Dr Tempe Brennan - is certain that the Virals can work out Bonny's cryptic clues.
A deadly path.
It isn't long before the Virals are on the right track. But they aren't the only ones searching for the treasure. Someone is following them, and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.
Dead bodies litter the trail. Time is running out before the island will be sold.
Will the Virals' special powers be enough to save them?
I felt right at home reading this, straight after having reread virals. Tory's flaring power is stronger than the others which is useful. I'd have perhaps liked a bit more focus with and action on the flaring, but the action was generally non-stop and I was constantly surprised by every revelation. After this 9/10 read, I'm eagerly awaiting book 3.
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Definitely check out book 1, Virals