Thursday, 6 February 2014
Review: Swipe by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs
From the minute I first read Virals I was hooked on this series, so when I saw Swipe on netgalley I had to request it, and I waited, and waited, and waited some more, and finally got accepted last week.
The Virals are attending a Comic-Con thanks to Tory's aunt, Tempe. While there they are involved in a replica of Terminator being stolen. Tempe and the Virals are soon on the job, with Tory taking a bigger lead than the Virals at first. I loved the opening of the book, the chaos and madness of the Comic-Con, and actually laughed at the costumes some of the guy wore.
Swipe was a quick read but doesn't lack for anything and definitly keeps you wanting more. I liked seeing the Virals putting the clues together to try to solve the mystery, and while it takes them a while they do eventually flare and use their powers to aid them. I really wanted them to flare sooner than they did, but only because I like how advanced they become and the detail that goes into what they see and hear.
The characters in Swipe are just as I remember them to be, funny, serious, loveable, and a great team. I love the chemistry they have with each other, and also the bubbling chemistry between Tory and Ben that I really want to see something happen between them. I'm glad I have Exposure waiting to be read as finishing Swipe has made me realise how much I love this series.