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REVIEW: I finished 'Chrysalis' by Brendan Reichs and now I have some questions

Hello Fellow Readerholics,

If any of you have read any of my posts ever, there is a good chance you have stumbled upon one of my reviews for the ‘Project Nemesis’ series (trilogy?). I finally got around to reviewing the final book in the series and I had some thoughts.




The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class have managed to survive the first two phases of the Program–and each other. Now, they alone have emerged into the dawn of a new era on Earth, into a Fire Lake valley that’s full of otherworldly dangers and challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack, and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. But being a team isn’t easy for the sophomores, and when they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they’ll have to decide if they’re going to work together . . . or die together.



Before I do any reviewing, it is important to note that ‘Chrysalis’ takes place pretty much directly after ‘Genesis’ and it is best to read all 3 books in succession in order to avoid confusion. Did I do this? Nope. Did the first chapter confuse me so much I had to reread the last chapter of ‘Genesis’? Yes…

I have really enjoyed this series as is evident in my previous reviews  and the finale did not disappoint! The book began in the midst of plenty of action and the plot only escalated from there. At times the plot could be a bit slow but I think that it worked for this book in a weird way.

For me, a key part of this series is the questions that are asked and the subsequent answers that follow. This novel finally answered some questions that readers had from book one and in a way that had me guessing until the end.

All of my favourite characters are back and better than ever! I finally saw the character development that I craved from the last two books in Noah and Min and I was rooting for them till the end!

This book is totally insane and unpredictable. It really does leave you guessing!

Unfortunately, the ending didn’t provide any real closure and while other parts of the book and been summarised the ending of Chrysalis left a lot of questions unanswered. The book happened to end on a cliffhanger and that left me in a kind of shock because you know, THIS IS THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES!!!


For the most part, this was a book that I really enjoyed and I would recommend this series to fans of the sci fi/dystopian (?)  genre. I would rate Chrysalis a solid 3.4/5 and the series maybe a 3.8/5.


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1 comment


I hate it when series end like that!

23rd Oct, 19