There's a new set of Virals in town called The Trinity, and the one glimpse our bossy and protective hero Tory Brennan got of them was back in the last book with three sets of glowing red eyes in the woods. They are lurking somewhere in Charleston, vandalizing landmarks and labs that the Virals are connected to.Not only that, but Chance Claybourne, the slimy rich boy, has found out the secret, mostly because he's now a Viral too, except his eyes glow the same as The Trinity's eyes. Oh, and Kit, Tory's father, and Whitney, Tory's girlfriend, might be beginning to take another step. The only question in that is, can Tory handle it? And can Tory handle everything thrown her way? Especially Ben and Chance's constant battles?
Let's just say this is my third favourite Virals series, and I really enjoyed it pretty much up till the end. We knew it had to end. We just wished it didn't, and it shows hints of not going the way I wasn't hoping it would go. And that sounds like a confusing sentence, but that was intentional. You kind of get the sense that everything's wrapping up and it's trying its best to say a proper final goodbye. And I'm glad Tory is finally over Ben's little mistake so long ago.
My favourite part of the book was when Tory once again feels upset about Kit and Whitney but this time she acknowledges her selfishness and makes up for it in one of the most heartwarming moments I've read in quite a while.
Seizure is still my favourite Virals book (the second) and always will be. One of the best parts about it was the different advantages each individual of the pack uses to their full potential for a treasure hunt meets roller coaster. There's a little bit of that here again, but I was hoping for a little more. One thing I didn't really appreciate was the side story of Jason Taylor. He had a crush on Tory from the get-go, and while I understand Ben and Chance are already some heavyweight brawlers, I wasn't ready to completely dismiss Jason like that. It's true, he's the least special of the love triangle, I mean rectangle, and there's a lot going on for what has to be filled, but book writers never have a page limit. And Jason is not just, not special. The former "Mean Girls" trio has some enlightenment, however, which allows me to be a little less condescending of it.
Like all the other Virals books, you're probably asking, is there an exciting ending? Absolutely, the Virals have really met their match this time. It's very suspenseful, has fun with playing the trickery game and brings more than one twist. One I loved, the other I loathed, and the latter is one of the main reasons I didn't give this a higher grade.
In the end, Terminal is not the best and not the worst. I'm gonna miss these characters. It's a little sad after knowing them all these months. To celebrate, here's the ratings I gave to each of the books, in order.
VIRALS: 3/4 Letter Grade: B
SEIZURE: 4+/4 Letter Grade: A++
CODE: 2/4 Letter Grade: C
EXPOSURE: 2.25/4 Letter Grade: C+
TERMINAL: 2.5/4 Letter Grade: B-