Nemesis Book Review

Nemesis Book Review

Zak Bockhop

Author: Brendan Reichs

Nemesis is set in the real world.  In the fictional town of Fire Lake.  However, an asteroid called Anvil is heading towards earth.  The world has been waiting for the news from NASA. After the asteroid passes Jupiter they will know the asteroids new trajectory.  This is a relatively small part to the overarching story.

Every two years someone comes and murder Min.  This has been happening since she was 8 years old.  Every time it is the same person as well. No matter what she tries to stop it, she is killed.  When she dies she wakes up in the same spot in the forest. She is unhurt and all the evidence of what has happened has disappeared.

Noah who lives across the valley just wants to be like everyone else.  He suffers from nightmares of murder and death. However, as the world spirals out of control he will confront many mysteries.  He finds out that everyone in his life could be lying to him. Everything will change in the blink of an eye.

The story will keep you invested the entire time.  Every time when you think you understand what is happening you find out you are wrong.  The two main characters won’t interact with each other until about half way through. In this case I don’t think this is a positive because I just wanted to get on with the story.  However, the second half will throw curve ball after curve ball at you. Ultimately at the end all of your questions will be answered. A character makes a major change at the end which doesn’t make much sense to me.  You might have a better opinion about it though. But what does that leave for the sequels? I have not read those books yet so I do not know.