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July 2017 NewGen Book of the Month.
In a Nutshell: Lord of the Flies with added asteroid action
A uniquely-premised psychological page-turner packed with darkness, death, and compelling conspiracy. Since the age of eight, Min has experienced the unthinkable. On each even-numbered birthday, she’s violently murdered by a strange man. The first time it happened, she arrived home just a few hours after the event, with all evidence of the murder erased. After the second time, she was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder and has been on medication ever since. Then there’s Noah, the popular, handsome son of the richest man in town. But, beneath his perfect façade, Noah struggles with deep-rooted self-doubt caused by his father’s lifelong deprecations, and with unbearably violent nightmares. As the two teenagers try to deal with their inner demons, an external demon looks set to hit the world – quite literally - in the form of a giant asteroid. While the population waits to discover whether The Anvil is going to strike Planet Earth, Min uncovers a web of lies in which both she and Noah are entangled. Crisscrossing genres (crime, sci-fi, psychological thriller) with dynamism and panache, this ambitious book – the first in a series – tingles with twists, suspense and originality. ~ Joanne Owen
It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, the same man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later she wakes up in a clearing just outside her hometown - alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the crime erased. Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he's not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him too, though he does his best to hide the signs. And as the world around them begins to spiral towards panic and destruction, the two troubled teens discover that people have been lying to them their whole lives ...
Addictive as a puzzle, moving with breakneck speed, Nemesis had me guessing until the very end. Try to predict what Nemesis is. I dare you. Victoria Aveyard, #1 NYT Bestselling author of Red Queen
Reichs builds plots like the Swiss build watches. Nemesis is a fascinating, twisty page-turner that will keep surprising you until its final page. I loved it. Ransom Riggs, #1 NYT bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
A twisted web of conspiracy and apocalyptic mayhem that kept me reading all night Jay Kristoff, NYT bestselling author of Illuminae
Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||13th July 2017|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Science fiction (Children's / Teenage),|
Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and the George Washington University Law School in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full-time. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything. He is the co-author of the bestselling Virals series with his mother, Kathy Reichs, but Nemesis is his first solo novel. He is currently working on the sequel.More About Brendan Reichs