Skip to main content

Book Review: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *

Title: Nemesis 
Author: Brendan Reichs
Source: Publisher
Publisher: MyKindaBook/ PanMacmillian 
Rating: 3/5 stars











Plot Summary from Goodreads

Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in the riveting new sci fi thriller from the cowriter 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.

Book Review:

Nemesis is a book that I have been seeing a lot around when it was first released which made me quite excited to read it, although it did not necessarily reach my expectations. Nemesis is a good sci-fi novel that gets convoluted at times.

The premise of the book is vague which made the first part of the book interesting to me as I was trying to find out what was going on in the novel. I also really liked Min as a character and often found her back story quite interesting especially with Tack and I also loved their relationship.

But then we are introduced to Noah's narrative like a third of the way through the story which was fine and I can understand why it was done for the story but I just didn't feel like the two narratives were separate. Often at times, I would find myself looking for hints at whose narrative was whose and I just felt like Noah was there to create a love triangle situation between the characters which I also did not like.

The plot was also interesting so as I previously mentioned I was sucked into this world as really wanted to find out what was going on and this continued the last page but it got weird. It was basically the first two parts are fine plot wise and it was fine and interesting to find out what was happening with both individual characters. But then from the third part, it got crazy and just went crazy and almost Maze Runner like which I did not like because The Maze Runner series is one of my favourite series so it was quite weird to see it repeated. The plot reveals did just take it to the next level and it was just strange.

Saying all of this, I am really interested in the second book in the series just to see how weird it does get.

The Verdict:

Nemesis is a strange sci-fi novel but is worth a read if you want to go along for the crazy ride.

Have you read Nemesis? Did you like it?
See you soon, 

Amy

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

On Turning 22

So on Wednesday (today when this goes up) I will be 22. *is currently listening to 22 by Taylor Swift* Obviously. The thing about turning 22 is the fact that you have just turned 21. I say just it was a whole year ago. 21 which has so many meanings behind it which is what I mentioned in my post last year so turning 22 feels kind of meh.21 felt to me last year as to be some big thing like my whole life was going to change. I was graduating from university after so much in my life felt like it was going to change.But the thing is it didn't.I stayed for a Masters in History. At the same university with people that I have know for some year and new ones and of course the people the people that graduated last year ain't there anymore and I do miss them. Things are still kind of the same.Turning 22 feels like it's in the middle. It's not special. It doesn't hold special meaning. It's just itself. This is how I feel like 2019.2019 is such a middling year for me. I'…

Favourite Books Of The Year (2018)

As it is now 2019 I think it is time to share my favourite books of 2019. I read over 120 books last year, 125 to be exact so there is a lot to choose from so I will be doing a top 10 with 7 honourable mentions so let's get started...

Honourable Mentions:

















Number 10: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt 


Theatrical was just so fun. I feel in love with everything in the book and loved the romance. I really enjoyed the whole idea of going backstage in the theatre so I would definitely recommend. 
















Number 9: Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare



I am more than happy to say that I was a massive fan of Lady Midnight but there was something about Lord of Shadows that I devoured and loved. That ending also broke me so I hope that I can read Queen of Air And Darkness in 2019.  













Number 8: Are We All Lemmings And Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

I did really enjoy this book and thought that it was an interesting look at mental illness. I love Holly Bourne anyway so of course, I was going to love this book. I want …

Book Review: Ascension by Victor Dixen

*I am reviewing this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. *

Title: Ascension Author: Victor Dixen Publisher: Hot Key Books Source: Readers First Rating: 5/5 stars
(Amazon|Goodreads)



Book Summary:
Six girls, six boys. Each in the two separate bays of a single spaceship. They have six minutes each week to seduce and to make their choices, under the unblinking eye of the on-board cameras. They are the contenders in the Genesis programme, the world's craziest speed-dating show ever, aimed at creating the first human colony on Mars.

Leonor, an 18 year old orphan, is one of the chosen ones. 
She has signed up for glory.
She has signed up for love.
She has signed up for a one-way ticket.

Even if the dream turns to a nightmare, it is too late for regrets.

Book Review: 

I was excited to read Ascension as Hot Key were describing this as Love Island in space and much like the rest of the UK, I have been hooked by the show that has just finished. This description is so accurate bu…