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

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jessica
    Am torn between: WHAAAAAT. And: DAYUM, SON.I will say no more.
  • 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...
  • 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
    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, it was £53 for the Audio CD and £35 for the hardcover. I was beat. But luckily, I waited and Nemesis was finally sent to me from the publisher so for that, I'll be forever grateful!It’s been happening since Min ...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 ...
  • Diana
    "I don't know what this is!" My main thought once I got to the halfway point. I probably shouldn't share my thoughts on the first half because they did get a bit colorful.I still can't say what this book is, other than something else entirely.I became so caught up with it I had to continually give myself reality checks. "Real! Not real! These events are not actually happening!"  That was definitely a first. And I will say I kind of loved it."Kin...
  • Fathima
    So many questions - very little answers....(view spoiler)[ So what's happening here? Ok , so they are dead - will they be able to come back to life? And what's up with Phase two? If only a few are supposed to go into Phase 2 , then why didn't it happen after Noah tried to kill them all? And if they can't die , how are they going to reduce the population - starve to death? (hide spoiler)]Don't know if I'll pick up the next book though...
  • Aodhan
    This was an amazing book. After every chapter, I wanted to read another one. The plot of the book was a very good idea, and was very interesting. The ending was kind of a bummer, but still explained what was happening. I think the ending could've been better, but it was the best book I have ever read. Also, I hope the author writes a second one.
  • Kourtni R.
    This review was originally posted on my blog.I hadn’t heard a lot about this book before I started reading it and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect since I haven’t read anything by this author before. But it sounded like a great sci-fi thriller and I wasn’t at all disappointed by it.Nemesis is broken up into 5 parts: Min, Noah, Project Nemesis, Fire Lake, and The Guardian. The first two parts are told in the POV of the title character an...
  • Laura Metz
    This book was absolutely the best thing I have read since Victoria Aveyard's king's Cage. Never has a book first in a series start off so amazing starting from the first page until the last. This book left me breathless and wanting more and more. Loved every twist and turn that this book had. It exceeded all exceeded all of my expectations and then some. Absolutely brilliant writing. Loved every second of reading this. I can't wait for the next b...
  • Teri
    Wow. Describing this book is difficult, but I'll try. Take Red Dawn, The Matrix, Lost, and The Hunger Games, shake them up in a bag, and what comes out is the plot of Nemesis. This book twisted, turned, and steered me in so many different directions I was never sure exactly what was going on - and it was wonderful. After reading so many books, not many surprise me anymore. The setting is present day Idaho - but after a few pages, it's evident som...