"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
By Kathy Reichs
Razorbill, released November 2, 2010
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.
— Amazon.com description
Bones has been my favorite TV show for a long time. It's got mystery, action, romance, humor...and David Boreanaz. Okay, I'll admit, it was my love for him that encouraged me to tune in at first. But it's the one show I've found myself eagerly anticipating week after week, season after season.
So I was pretty disappointed when I went to go read Reichs' books that inspired the series and found that her Temperance Brennan was so very different from the TV version. She's a lot older in age, and that just didn't appeal to me. But I'm just being stubborn, and now that a YA version is coming out I'm thrilled to give Reichs another shot. YA fiction + Bones = my dream combo!