I have long been a fan of the TV show Bones. Did you know, the books that TV series is based on have been written by a Charlotte based author? Kathy Reichs lives here in Charlotte, and now, she and her son, Brendan, have teamed up to write a series of adventure books for 5th-8th grade readers.
The Virals series is based in Charleston, SC. 14-year-old Tory Brennan, the grand-niece of Temperance Brennan of the Bones series, has moved to Charleston to live with her father after the tragic death of her mother in Boston. They live on a remote barrier island with a few other families, all of whom work for Charleston University in a research facility off the SC coast. In the first book, Tory and her friends are accidentally infected with a genetically engineered strain of the dog disease Parvo. Their infection changes their lives. Now embedded in their genetic code are the characteristics of wolves.
Using new wolf “super powers,” these four teenagers solve mysteries, while committing a few crimes themselves. I couldn’t put these books down.
Best suited for advanced 5th grade and middle school readers.