Book Review: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

Book one in a series

Published in 2017, by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an Imprint of Penguin Random House 

446 pages

4 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:

He killed me. He killed me not. He killed me.

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.

My Review:

This was utterly fascinating from the very beginning, truthfully, it showed no way of piecing together what the cause was for Min, like, why does she seemingly get killed every even birthday? So it’s safe to say that this book had me hooked and guessing from the word go! 

I think, what made this book so good, was the writing! This was my first Brendan Reichs book (I actually read this because I got an ARC of book 2, until the other day I had never read anything by him!) But I’m so glad I stumbled across these books, it was honestly such a puzzle! My mind was constantly trying to piece together what could be happening, and at times I had speculations about which character/s to be weary of, but for most part this book left me guessing! 

As the story unfolded, I was cheering for Min so much! She’s such a likeable character, and I just felt for her throughout and wanted to know why these things kept  happening! I loved the addition of Noah’s POV, he was definitley my other favourite character, although by the end, he definitley had me feeling a mixture of emotions! I still definitley have questions, and I’m so glad both characters are featuring in the next book, for I still have a lot of “but why?!” The whole book throughout was fast paced and addictive, with a large amount of mystery and a lot of intrigue, I definitley felt like I was trying to piece everything together as I was reading, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes! 

I’ll leave it there, until next time, happy reading 📚

Brooklyn ☺


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