Nemesis by Brendan Reichs


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. B...

Details Nemesis

Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy

Reviews Nemesis

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    It was good at first and then it just fizzled out for me which sucks!! I'm glad others loved it though! Happy Reading! Mel 🖤
  • Vira
    I received this arc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This book has made me realise how important it is to know whether I’m reading a standalone or a series from the very beginning. I was treating Nemesis as a standalone and had some particular expectations. Like, for example, I wanted a well-balanced structure: an intriguing beginning that introduces us to the setting and the problem, then action/plot-twist/character developm...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum the surface, this book had everything going for it: an original premise, a tantalizing mystery, a very promising plot. By all accounts, I should be extremely pleased with it, so why then can I not seem to shake this vague sense of discontent? Perhaps it is precisely because this book had so much potential, and knowing that it could have been even better is the source of ...
  • Suzanne
    Fascinating! Throughout most the book I really thought, "Oh look... Fire Lake, Idaho is full of the worst parents and adults in America, and at the same time is the home of some of the most awful teenagers also!" Then Reichs adds a very late twist in the story which makes you question the parents and adults but solidify that these teens are still some pretty awful creatures. Overall, I was completely excited about this book and it lived up to my ...
  • Jessica
    Am torn between: WHAAAAAT. And: DAYUM, SON.I will say no more.
  • Dalziel Mapp
    WHAT!?HOW!?HUH!?YES!?NO!?WOW!?OKAY!?SO!?URM!?WORDS!?FEELINGS!?ANSWERS!?SHOCK!?CONFUSION!?ANGER!?RAGE!?FURY!?SURPRISE!?How do work sentences? Words not working. Brain broken.
  • Lisa
    I just finished reading Nemesis, and I'm feeling pretty frustratedI PUSHED to get halfway through this book. At about page 284, there was still nothing to go on. It felt like the same conversations between characters happened every few pages, and no new information was provided to make this title anything close to a thriller.Enough information is provided by the end of the story to answer some of the questions that arose, but that wasn't enough t...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I thoroughly enjoyed Nemesis - really fast read, thrilling and engaging, if with somewhat of a convoluted plot - but for me in a good way.So poor Min gets murdered every other year on her birthday. Then POPS awake again, unharmed as if nothing has happened. An asteroid is hurtling towards the earth and strange weather is everywhere, the locals are acting strangely and well, that town is just plain weird! Then Brendan Reichs takes you on a journey...
  • Amanda
    ***3.5 stars***I think I went into Nemesis with too high of hopes. From the blurb this looked like it was going to be an intense mystery about two kids who are murdered every other year on their birthday and then wake up like nothing happened. I thought that was the story I was getting. Turns out, the real story is mostly not even about that. So maybe it’s just I was confused when I was expecting one thing and then got something else entirely. ...
  • Mridu aka Storypals
    Giving it 2-- coz the premise was interesting otherwise I was just so bored. This book was just not for me :( You can read my review here: day, I was waiting for my friend and I decided to pay a visit to the bookstore and you know how that story goes forward, right? I went in, bought 2-3 books which I wasn’t going to read until next three years.Nemesis was one of that wait-...
  • V
    3.75 starsThis is one of these books when I am stuck thinking, “Do I like this book? Do I not like this book?” But in the end when I look at the way it was wrapped up, I decide that it is a book that I respect and will read on with the series. I can only hope that this won't turn out as the next Divergent (hated that series.. Sorry!). Meet our two heroes, Min Wilder and Noah Livingston. Min has been murdered five times. Every two years on her...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I gobbled this book up. It was so good! It kind of mixes genres in a really unique way, and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I would think I knew where the story was going one minute and then the next... mind BLOWN. I adored Min so much, and the banter among the characters was fabulous. The atmosphere of the book was so on point...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    Check out this and other reviews (as well as more fun bookish things!) on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!As a reader who is incredibly fond of YA thrillers, when a copy of Nemesis fell into my hands, I was beyond excited to start reading. Having never read anything else by Brendan Reichs, I wasn't sure exactly what I was in for, but once I started reading, I knew there was absolutely no way I was putting this book down until I...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    What the heck did I just read? Here is a 100% accurate representation of my thoughts while reading this book:Pro: Great premise! Being killed over and over again? What's that all about? Tell me more! Con: This is so dragged out I don't even care anymore, I'm just angry about the lack of answers. Pro: Female lead!Con: *A male POV gets introduced 30% in.* WHAT? (I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty late and totally unexpected.)Second C...
  • Rissa
    Project Nemesis... i figured i would like Noahs perspective/side of the story better because he is the one that remembers every little thing that happened to Min. He relives her death as if it was his own in his dreams... in his nightmares. The author shows Noahs fear and anxiety very well, and shows Mins bravery and care free attitude almost flawless. Every two years on Mins birthday since she was 8 a man has come and killed her. She is ready to...
  • Karima chermiti
    That ending though Full review now posted THE SUN RISES. BUT NOT FOR ME.I KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS.WILL HE COME SOONER, OR LATER?I DON’T KNOW, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER.HE’LL COME.AND WHEN HE DOES, I’LL DIE. I’m sitting here with this stupid look on my face and I don’t know how to process what the hell I just read. I’m not even sure I understood that final reveal or explanation. I’m sure I was looking stupid throughout the whole book bec...
  • Abbyforth
    Okay, in all honesty, I probably would have given this two stars if it weren't for all the hype and the major letdown. it stands.Okay. So the premise is cool and unlike other books I've read. When the book starts out, it's got this wonderful weirdness to it...but after about 70 pages, it starts to get stale. The characters are so desperate to figure out what's going on, so we watch them sneak around and covertly gather information... but...
  • Reading Teen
    Please for all that is good in this world give me the second book or else I might pass out, talk about a cruel cliffhanger to end a fantastically head spinning book. 5 stars ✨ -Reagan
  • Kirsty Hanson
    [RE READ UPDATE:I still think Tack is a bit strange. Sure, I get that HE MIGHT have a crush on Min, but some of his comments just come across really weird... ALSO THAT ENDING NEVER FAILS TO LEAVE ME SHOOK! Still 5/5]I LOVED this book! It was just... wow... I can't seem to get my brain together to write this review. I saw this book advertised about a year ago and I had read all of the hype that surrounded it. But when I looked on Amazon to buy it,...
  • Kate
    Pretty in Pink meets Lord of the Flies meets X-Files. Not sure how I feel about the very end (still processing), but it was a page turner!
  • Breanne
    (3.5 stars?) I really don't know what to rate this book. I considered rating it 3.75 but I don't know! This book is definitely one of the craziest books I've ever read and at times, it was a little much. Some parts were more shocking than others and I was a bit bored at the lengthier chapters. However, I did really like it and the ending was such a great surprise! Definitely sets you up for a sequel. If you love The Maze Runner, 5th Wave, or Mara...
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Review to come!
  • Klinta
    Ohhh, this book was not at all what I expected it to be. (I don't know if it is good or bad.)First of all, when I bought it, I thought it will be standalone. Yet it isn't. Good thing is that I found that out before reading it, so I could mentally prepare myself for it. Second... I also found out about the change of POV before I read it - wasn't that prepared for that one. That took a massive hit because in a way it felt like I had to reread the w...
  • Michelle
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**WOW, just wow! Nemesis is the first book in the young adult science fiction series, called Project Nemesis by author Brendan Reichs. I cannot stop thinking about this book! I loved so much about this novel, and even as I am typing this , I am itching to ditch my computer and grab my copy of the sequel so I can lock myself in a room and read read read. Nemesis is great...
  • ReadingAddict
    This book started out great. The premise was interesting, and I was glued for about 100 pages. Then, it tanked. It became repetitive, and dragged on. The resolution to what was happening, the "twist," was actually good, but the execution of the story was painful. I will not be reading the next book.
  • Danielle Steenrod
    Well done! Finally a book that was unpredictable from beginning to end. Can't wait to see what the sequel has in store!
  • Brittany
    3.5Fire Lake, Idaho. Home to a girl, Min Wilder, who gets murdered every other year on her even birthdays. Home to a boy, Noah Livingston, who dreams of murder every other year on his even birthdays. So why on earth would they care that a planet killing asteroid named the Anvil is headed straight at them? Unfortunately for them, that may not even be the worst of their problems when they discover a secretive plot that everyone they care about in t...
  • Taylor Knight
    Nemesis was a fun read. I read it fairly quickly and I enjoyed it for the most part. It wasn't what I expected, which I liked but Nemesis gave me some major The 5th Wave vibes. Not in a bad way but I think it could have been more original in some ways. Nemesis was exciting and pretty unpredictable, which I really liked. I also really enjoyed the writing style. I wasn't really able to become emotionally invested in the characters but I liked them ...