Shock

Shock Just in time for the release of the final book in the Virals quintet comes a riveting short story that takes us back to the beginning A dazed Tory Brennan steps off the plane in Charleston Reeling fro

  • Title: Shock
  • Author: Kathy Reichs Brendan Reichs
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Just in time for the release of the final book in the Virals quintet comes a riveting short story that takes us back to the beginning.A dazed Tory Brennan steps off the plane in Charleston Reeling from the recent death of her mother, and nervous about meeting her dad for the first time, she could hardly be less excited at the prospect of starting this new chapter of her lJust in time for the release of the final book in the Virals quintet comes a riveting short story that takes us back to the beginning.A dazed Tory Brennan steps off the plane in Charleston Reeling from the recent death of her mother, and nervous about meeting her dad for the first time, she could hardly be less excited at the prospect of starting this new chapter of her life With its balmy weather and relaxed Southern atmosphere, South Carolina feels like a foreign country compared to Tory s native New England But her worries begin to fade once she lays eyes on rugged, mysterious Morris Island, and three quirky boys who are as lively and curious as Tory herself Maybe just maybe this new home has something wonderful in store for her after all.In this glimpse into the world of the Virals before they became Virals, sometimes what seems like an ending is only the start.

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    • Brenda says:

      When Tory Brennan walked from the plane after leaving the only home she had ever known, to the cloying heat of Charleston in South Carolina, she was confused, distressed and nervous. She was about to meet her father for the first time; a father she hadn’t known had existed until the very recent and heartbreaking death of her mother. And when he wasn’t there to greet her; oh how could he be late to meet his long lost daughter for the first time? But arrive he did; Kit Howard was her dad – a [...]

    • Matt says:

      The Reichs twosome offer up a great short story prequel to the Virals collection, a month ahead of the series finale. As Tory Brennan arrives in South Carolina, she is not sure what to expect; humid conditions, a father she's never met, and isolated from the life she's known. By the time Kit arrives to pick her up, Brennan's tired and totally unsure what the future holds, still trying to come to grips with her mother's death. Things begin awkwardly as Kit makes his first impression, which only g [...]

    • Nancy The book junkie says:

      Review coming soon!

    • ♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡ says:

      review to come.

    • Wendy says:

      In "Shock" the reader is swept back in time to Tory Brennan's arrival on Morris Island near Charleston South Carolina after the death of her mother. Unsettled about meeting her estranged father Christopher "Kit" Howard her discomfort is further intensified by the isolation of her mysterious new island home until she meets three unpredictable but animated friends- Hiram, Shelton and Ben.The plot's fast-paced and the characters engaging as the rugged, mysterious landscape sets the stage for the Vi [...]

    • Kara Bianca says:

      This was entertaining, but I didn't feel like it contributed much to the story of the series as a whole. That's probably why I like the Temperance Brennan novellas better, because every novel is contained, so it feels like it contributes without having to the problems that always come with novellas (people being able to avoid reading it etc). Whereas the Virals series is much more connected plotwise, so the novellas fall a bit flat. I don't know how else to describe it, but I'm glad I've read it [...]

    • Ashley Sabatka says:

      Really liked seeing the beginning of the Virals friendship!

    • Carmel McKenzie says:

      EnjoyableStories getting better not as long winded. Like the loyalty between the group of kids too. Keep up the good stories

    • Dpucci says:

      Short but sweet. Should be read before the first book as a pre-quel. Information in this shortie introduces you to the characters in a pre-viral stage.

    • Read Design Blog says:

      Kathy Reichs does it again! She is always keeping us on our toes with the stories about the virals.

    • Petra Urbič says:

      Amazing!

    • Ingo says:

      I did not research it, so just to state the obvious: this not a sequel, but a prequel the Viral-Series by Kathy & Brandon Reichs.It covers the beginning - before there where Virals (if you know the series).So I guess you can read it anytime without having to read the other books first or regarding which book(s) you already know.Nice one, but rather short, as all novellas. I would have liked to read more, even without much happening, Tory & Co are just rather interesting.For being too sho [...]

    • Inga says:

      Before I start reading Kathy Reichs' newest novel of her Virals series, Terminal, I got myself warmed up with a little (tiny) short story on the beginnings of Tory and her pack. Shock is number 0.5 of the series. The wolf on this cover is not at all related to the content because the few pages of the short story only tell us about the arrival of Tory at her father's shortly after the death of her mother. We witness how she meets the three boys and how their magic friendship starts. They also dis [...]

    • Daniela says:

      Been looking forward to 'seeing' how it all came to be; a short and bittersweet prequel to the series. The protagonist is Tory; and while it was nice to get different POV's in the first e-short Swift this had to be written only through her eyes since it is about what she was experiencing when she first moved to Morris Island, it would have detracted from the narrative had they been switched around.Overall I LOVED IT! and if you haven't listened to the audiobook for this series I HIGHLY recommend [...]

    • Cerimar Olivares says:

      I enjoyed reading this so much. I always love seeing the origin of a story and this is really when Virals began. Its the first time Tory meets her father, her friends and future pack. The first time she meets Charleston. Its just so endearing to read about Kit and the boys out of their comfort zone with this girl that just drops into their life and of course reading about Tory's first encounter with Whitney was hilarious. I just love their interactions. My only disappointment is the fact that it [...]

    • Shirlee McKeown says:

      Brilliant read, just love this series but then I am a big kid at heart. When reading these stories I am apart of the gang, keeping the secret, helping to solve the mystery and playing my part in the detective work. It is a page turner, just the right amount of science fiction to be really interesting but not so much that you just want to roll your eyes in disbelief and put the book back on the shelf. Well at least I think that but don't take my word for it as we all like different things. Give i [...]

    • Lisa says:

      This was the beginning of the series! This book should have come out along time ago to see how tory reacted to coming to a whole different side of the world for her, to live with her dad. She didn't know how it was going to be to live with her dad. She made it work though even if she didn't like her dad's new girlfriend. She made new friends though so she was really happy with her first week of being in a new town.

    • Paula Howard says:

      Shock is a great prequel to the Virals series. Tory, after the death of her mom, meets her dad, Kit, for the 1st time. Each is a surprise to the other. Not only has she lost her mom, she finds she has a dad, has to move to South Carolina. to a island no less.Shock also introduces the reader to her new pals. Hi, Sheldon and Ben. We also get introduce to Whitney, her dad's girlfriend the one annoyance in her new life.

    • Nina Teal says:

      I'm having so much fun with these mini ebooks, even if it is just a marketing thing. They're still going to get my money, obviously! This is a lovely prequel. As much as I would like to see more of Tempe, I could read more about Tory's life before loggerhead all day! We finally find out how she met the boys, and it was everything I could have hoped for. Can't wait for the next full book in the series. :)

    • Carol Brandon says:

      The prequel to the Virals series – Tory meets her dad for the first time, when she comes to live with him after her mom is killed in a car accident. She meets ‘the boys’ with whom she’ll be having adventures in the upcoming books. We learn the beginning of their friendship, and how they find their secret hideout.

    • Beth says:

      I loved this small novella from the beginning of the Virals series. It was great to see how Tory meets her Father and the 3 boys. It was good to see how they find the bunker as well because I knew what a big part of the story their clubhouse has in the series. I am so looking forward the the next book in the series!

    • Øystein says:

      Shock is the very short story of how Tory comes to Charleston, meets Kit and Whitney. Then on her very first jog around the island not only meets the rest of the crew (Hiram, Shelton and Ben), immediatlet starts sparking with Ben before accidentally finding their clubhouse. It's all a bit much, and nothing that's really new.

    • Ashley Carmichael says:

      A good short novella prequel to the virals series but didn't really offer any new information. I would have appreciated a little more insight into the psyche of the relationships or maybe even their first adventure with the wolves but for what it was and what it accomplished it was well done. I can appreciate good writing. purposeful prequels are always more meaningful to me.

    • Sydney Springer says:

      AHHHHHI love prequels so much and this did not disappoint! <3 So funny and loveable. I love seeing all the characters through Tory's fresh eyes and experiencing finding the bunker. This gave me all the feelings. Tbh I wouldn't mind in Tory's spot. I would love to have Hiram, Shelton, and Ben as my "super best friends." *sigh* I just love them all so much. *begins countdown to Spike*

    • Terry Graap says:

      This short story by Kathy Reichs appears to be the beginning of the Virals series with Dr. Temperance Brennan's grandniece, Tory meeting her father for the first time and traveling from the airport to their home on Morris Island where she meets his girlfriend and her future new friends on the beach trying to rescue a turtle.

    • Katie Sholty says:

      A great short look into how the Virals became a pack. That fist awkward meeting between Tory and Kit will leave you smiling. With the help of an injured turtle and an MIA frisbee, Tory finds herself a place in her new home.

    • Carly Pearl says:

      Got around to reading the story and it is adorable. How Tory came to Morris island and meeting kit and then boys. Makes wanna reread the series but my TBR list is so long I will wait to read closer to the omnibus release of the Novellas

    • Jessica says:

      3.5 stars rounded up. This is a YA short story that gives a bit more backstory to Tori's first day meeting the crew. It's a cute, fun read and insanely fast too. Nothing brand new--we know the basics already--but this story just gives the depth that we hadn't read before.

    • Schnika Pender says:

      Nice quick read that offers great intro into major character's personalities.Great read for someone brand new to the series or someone looking to kill time. No outlandish plots or scenarios.

    • Abi says:

      It was a nice fast read that helps supplement our need for Terminal. It should be read beforeVirals . There's a preview ofTerminal in this eshort. Got a deeper perspective of Tory and the boys and how they came to be. Can't wait forTerminalto come out next month!

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