The Project Nemesis Series

Books by Brendan Reichs:



The stunning finale of the Project Nemesis trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Brendan Reichs.

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.

                                  Published March 5, 2019

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Synopsis: Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this blistering sequel to the instant New York Times Bestselling Nemesis.

Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive.

The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meanings and zero rules apply. But Noah’s deaths have trained him- hardened him- to lead the strongest into the future…whatever that may be. And at any cost.

Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn’t enough.

In a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, its tempting to lay back and let everyone else battle it out. But Min’s instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She is ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.


Published March 6, 2018

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Genesis Receives Kirkus **STARRED** Review!

★ “[A] stuffed tome with a turning wheel of power structures that endlessly entertains…[t]he author crafts a heck of a page turner, chronicling Mins and Noah’s emotional and physical journeys, alternating between their perspectives each chapter. Violence, tactics, and politics crackle through the novel…A sequel looms, but readers will be thoroughly satisfied with this entry’s contents. A crackling good yarn and excellent sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Other Outstanding Reviews!

“Nemesis was a page-turner, and Genesis has plenty of fevered action and startling surprises, especially as the book nears its conclusion…Fans of the first book will certainly want to read this and look forward to the trilogy’s conclusion. ”—Booklist

“[T]his dark sequel to Nemesis…reads like a technological retelling of Lord of the Flies”—VOYA

Author Praise!

“Reichs knows exactly how to mix action, suspense, and characters into a breathless read. This is one thriller that will keep you up into the night ” —Marie Lu, #1 NYT bestselling author

“Equal parts adventure, mystery, and heart, Genesis is a gripping, mind-blowing story that leaves you begging for more. I loved it!” —Danielle Paige, NYT bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die




Synopsis: Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series.

It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased.

Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.

For the planet has a bigger problem. The Anvil, an enormous asteroid threatening all life on Earth, leaves little room for two troubled teens. Yet on her sixteenth birthday, as she cowers in her bedroom, hoping not to die for the fifth time, Min has had enough. She vows to discover what is happening in Fire Lake and uncovers a lifetime of lies: a vast conspiracy involving the sixty-four students of her sophomore class, one that may be even more sinister than the murders.

Nemesis Receives Kirkus and Booklist **STARRED** Reviews!

★ “Min is not your average 16-year-old. Every two years on her birthday, she’s murdered. And every two years she comes back, completely unharmed. She’s tried to escape the inevitable but knows it’s only a matter of time before the man in black returns for her. Now things are getting worse, with an asteroid headed toward Earth. . . [j]ust when she’s found that classmate Noah is having the same strange experiences she’s tried to keep hidden. . . . Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ “There are many overworked adjectives for action books: page-turner, fast-paced, intense. For this book, multiply all of them. Reichs truly keeps readers guessing throughout, with twists on early every page.”—Booklist (starred review)

Other Outstanding Reviews!

“Reichs’s new novel offers readers a glimpse into the final moments of a preapocalyptic world, as seen through the eyes of two radically different teens…Min is a self-assured female protagonist, and Noah is a refreshingly complex young man… VERDICT: This fast-paced exploration of the teen condition is recommended[.]”—School Library Journal

“[I]t’s [Min’s] story that will . . . draw readers back to see where the cliffhanger ending leads.”—BCCB

“Reichs pulls everything together at the book’s end, and a plot twist few will see coming should leave readers eagerly awaiting the second book in this duology.”—Publishers Weekly

Author Praise!

“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

“Reichs keeps you at the edge of your seat without compromising depth and heart. Prepare to think about these characters long after you’ve closed the book.” —ALLY CONDIE, #1 NYT bestselling author of MATCHED

“My favorite thriller since The Maze Runner—dark, fast-paced and intense.” —MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, #1 NYT bestselling author of THE ISLE OF THE LOST

“Born from the imagination of an apocalyptic mastermind, Nemesis is an addictive read filled with mystery, conspiracy, and terrifying possibilities. I can’t wait for the sequel!” —KAMI GARCIA, #1 NYT bestselling author of THE LOVELY RECKLESS

“My favorite kind of thriller: smart and action-packed, with twists and turns galore. You won’t be able to put this book down.”—RENÉE AHDIEH, #1 NYT bestselling author of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN

“Nemesis disarms every expectation and lures you down a dark, gripping road. You think you know what’s coming . . . You don’t.” —ALEXANDRA BRACKEN, #1 NYT bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS

“An utterly thrilling read with a deviously clever twist I never saw coming!” —CARRIE RYAN, NYT bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH

“So scary it’s heart-stopping—and so good it’s scary.” —MARGARET STOHL, #1 NYT bestselling author of BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED

“A twisted web of conspiracy and apocalyptic mayhem that kept me reading all night.” —JAY KRISTOFF, NYT bestselling author of ILLUMINAE