Everybody's getting into the YA market, but I'm looking forward to this one. Kathy Reichs created Temperence Brennan, a forensic anthropologist based on her own real experiences. The books spun into the popular TV series, Bones, and has become as successful as the novel series in its own right.
Seems like Temperance has a niece that's about to get mutated!
From the book: Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the 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.