Going Viral

Are you a fan of forensic anthropology?  How about Kathy Reichs, bestselling author of the Temperance Brennan series?  Ok, ok, how about the TV show Bones?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should definitely check out Kathy Reichs' latest book, which is also her first book for a teen audience.

Virals, released in late 2010, is a spinoff of Reich's well-known series — its main character is Tory Brennan, who is the niece of forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.   In this first book of the series, 14-year-old Tory and her pack of science-geek friends get infected by a mysterious virus that makes them slowly develop wolflike senses.  It's a fun story — kind of a cross between a mystery-thriller and a science fiction story, with lots of neat technology, genetically modified DNA, and of course a murder to solve!









Click this link to read a cool interview with the author– she talks about her inspiration for the book, her love of forensic science, and even a sneak peek into the sequel coming out this summer!

Redwall author Brian Jacques dies at 71

It is a sad day for fans of Mossflower Woods!

Master storyteller and author Brian Jacques, prolific author of the anthropomorphic adventure series Redwall, died of a sudden heart attack on Saturday, February 5.  
Read here for an obituary of this wonderful author.

If you have not read books by Brian Jacques, what better way to honor his memory than to get hooked into a fantastic world of animals and adventure!  See below for a list of all books in the series (in publication date order) … and wait with the rest of us for the latest (and now likely final) book in the series, "Roque Crew," which will be published in May.

 1 Redwall View full image
 2 Mossflower View full image
 3 Mattimeo View full image
 4 Mariel of Redwall View full image
 5 Salamandastron View full image
 6 Martin the Warrior View full image
 7 Bellmaker, The View full image
 8 Outcast of Redwall View full image
 9 Pearls of Lutra, The View full image
 10 Long Patrol, The View full image 
 11 Marlfox View full image 
 12 Legend of Luke, The  View full image
 13 Lord Brocktree View full image 
 14 Taggerung View full image 
 15 Triss  View full image
 16 Loamhedge View full image 
 17 Rakkety Tam  View full image
 18 High Rhulain View full image 
 19 Eulalia! View full image 
20 Doomwyte View full image
21 Sable Quean, The View full image
 22 Roque Crew  Coming soon!