So, I've read a few ARCs for tour recently, ones that don't come out until fall. I don't think that it's fair to post the entire review yet, so I'm going to do a couple mini reviews so you know how I liked them!
Author: Kathy Reichs
Release Date: November 2nd 2010
Source: Traveling ARC Tours
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.
Fortunately, they are now more than friends they're a pack. They are Virals.
I love mysteries! You don't see a lot of them in YA, which is sad. This book had a great mystery, a great protag, and all around great characters! It also had a very unique element that I enjoyed. My only complaint is that it's slow in places. I can't wait to read more in the Virals series! 4 Stars!
Title: Girl, Stolen
Author: April Henry
Release Date: September 28th 2010
Source: Around the World ARC Tours
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?
This book was a great thriller! Cheyenne is a very strong character who I really liked. It was very interesting reading through the eyes of a blind person. We also get to see some of Griffin's point of view, which I liked. My only complaint is that it was told in third person and I didn't connect to the characters as well as I would have liked to. 4 Stars!
Be on the lookout for the full reviews, Virals in October and Girl, Stolen in September!