Kathy Reichs can write and I have no doubt that teens would find this a very interesting read. I had a hard time getting beyond the idea that it was a young adult book -- it felt like it and I never got wrapped up in the story. I also found it hard to believe the virus/DNA thing. I can believe that something can get into our DNA but not necessarily this way and not to where it gives a person 'super powers.' And then all the sloppy clues and clueless adults. Didn't buy any of it. So while I enjoyed Reichs' writing, I couldn't enjoy this as much as her Temperance Brennan books.