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Nemesis by Brendan Reichs Was Really Weird and I Loved Every Second of It

Hello Fellow Readerholics,

I apologise for not updating as regularly as I usually do. I will try update more frequently as we get into term 2 but it may be slightly infrequent for a while.

There will be no spoilers in this review. 

During the school holidays, I finally got around to reading Nemesis by Brendan Reichs and I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

Nemesis follows Min, a girl who has been murdered by the same man every two years since she was eight. But hours later she wakes up in a clearing outside her hometown – alone, unhurt and with all evidence of the crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be normal. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him too, though he does his best to hide the signs.

As the world around them begins to spiral towards panic and destruction, the two troubled teens discover the truth behind the lies they’ve been told and the dark secrets their small town holds…

The beginning of Nemesis is confusing to say the least, the many puzzles that need to be solved to find the answers are complicated but they are intricately weaved into the story the same way a detective might look for clues. To work it out, you have to think. I really enjoy the challenge of figuring out the puzzles first and I love it when I’m invested in a story that I can’t fully grasp until it is literally right in front of me. The element of mystery in the novel makes it  extremely exciting and sometimes suspenseful towards readers.

All of the characters in the novel are so developed and are just as complicated as we are. I really enjoy it when I can’t decide if I like or dislike a character because of just how realistic it is. This book excellent at painting a character for readers as it is very descriptive and it is easy to imagine the characters as people you know in your own lives.

The plot of the novel is really strange in that at first glance, some would perceive it as a supernatural storyline. It is only later when the true intentions of the novel are discovered. This whole novel is almost based around human nature and the ethical and moral codes we must live by when everything else doesn’t.

I really loved this book and I hope to write a review of the sequel in the coming days.

As always, thank you for reading my review.

Xoxo,

Your Favourite Bookworm

2 comments

ellipsis

I read this last year and definitely agree. Hoping to read the third book soon.

25th Apr, 19
imosshelf

I feel the same. I haven’t yet read the third book but I look forward to it!

25th Apr, 19