Saturday, 23 September 2017

Review - Nemesis (Project Nemesis, #1) by Brendan Reichs

Title: Nemesis (Project Nemesis, #1)
Author: Brendan Reichs
Pages: 466
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release date: 21st March 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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 . . .

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley*

Every two years since her eighth birthday Min has been murdered, waking up in a clearing the next morning as if nothing happened.
Noah is haunted by nightmares of murders, but he keeps it hidden, telling only his psychiatrist.
As natural disasters start occurring more frequently, Min and Noah realise that they have been lied to their whole lives by the people closest to them.
Why do the words Project Nemesis keep popping up?
Why do the murders happen? And who is the man in the black suit that kills Min?

I was really intrigued by the premise for Nemesis - a girl who is murdered on her birthday but then wakes up with no marks on her. I have to admit that the plot went in a direction that I wasn't expecting and I have mixed feelings about the way it did go.
I really liked Min - she had good morals, was smart and a good friend.
Noah was okay. I could understand why he reacted the way he did to certain things and I was disappointed in the path he took at the end of the book.
The plot was mostly enjoyable. I partly guessed the reason behind Project Nemesis, but I don't really like the way it turned out. The book did seem to drag a little. I'm not sure if I want to read the sequel or not.
I liked the writing style, which held my attention.

Overall this was a mostly enjoyable read but I was slightly disappointed in the direction it went in.