Nemesis

  • by Brendan Reichs
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Emily Rankin, Paul Boehmer
  • 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the coauthor 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 16th 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 64 students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

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What is Nemesis?

First, Nemesis is written for a YA audience. I finished the book, although the teenaged (a 15-16 year old) cohort did not explore or even consider all possible means to determine if their circumstances were real, e.g. there was no means of escape. I was reminded of "Under the Dome" and "Lord of the Flies", but this novel does not come close to the writing exhibited in these novels. The basic premise is interesting, but even in terms of science fiction, Reichs doesn't quite pull it off. This is my first review and what finally drove me to write one is because if a writer wants to use a specific location for a novel, he/she should either visit it or learn something about it! I live in North Idaho not far from the Bitterroots. There would not be a class of 65 students. My sons graduated in classes of 27 and 23 and these were rather large. Remote Idaho busses children. The northern most distribution of Quercus (oaks) is the Willamette Valley in western Oregon. Min and Tack could not climb an oak tree. Reichs describes the region as alpine with Thuja (cedar). Cedar are not alpine species. I know this is a systemic problem for readers when place names and towns are mispronounced, but authors should do proper research. Okay. I've had my say. Thanks.
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- Joanna

Nemesis is fantastic

A differnt concept, told well, fascinating, entertaining and exciting. A must read. If you like such books as maze runner, and divergent, you will love this.
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- Mary B. Coates

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-21-2017
  • Publisher: Listening Library