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Author: Brendan Reichs
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: March 21 2017
Review Source: G.P Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series.
It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.
Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.
For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.
Nemesis by Brendan Reichs starts off right in the midst of the action. Leaving readers on the edge of their seats from page one.
To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. To say this book teleported me into a whole different person's life and into the thinking of Min as a person would be one of the best ways to describe this book.
A book that leaves you guessing at every turn, the thrilling story that is Min's life. She gets killed on her birthday every two years. But then she wakes up and is perfectly fine the next day. With everything else being exactly how it was when she left this world. Yet, she somehow didn't really leave this world. To be trapped in this characters mind you become intrigued. You want to know what is going on with Min. And Reichs' writing actually makes you feel as if this is happening to you. Meaning you want to figure out why this is happening to you.
A story that, on the surface, seems like one that might depress you - a town finding out about an asteroid called Anvil that might kill everyone and a teenager who dies every two years on her birthday. It's not the most cheerful story premise I've heard of. Yet you start it and find yourself enthralled rather than put off by it. Maybe it's just me, and I'm morbid. But I absolutely loved this book.
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