Review: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

Note: We received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

I wish I’d paid more attention to the Goodreads page before diving head first into the story, because that would have a) cleared up the genre and b) told me that this was the first in a series. Nemesis starts off as an unassuming contemporary with a mystery twist where Min finds herself being murdered every other year and waking up in the forest the next day like nothing happened. There’s also a thread about a potential apocalypse with asteroids threatening to wipe out the planet. Then things get a little crazy when Min starts to get the feeling that this is all a government conspiracy. (Hm, I wonder how she worked that out? Was it the psychiatric evaluations every other year or…?) Suddenly, Nemesis turns fill-on Lord of the Flies and logic is thrown out the window.

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Review: Vivian Versus The Apocalypse by Katie Coyle

17825130Vivian Versus The Apocalypse by Katie Coyle
Genre: Alternate Universe, Contemporary (sort of?), Apocalyptic
Published by: Hot Key Books
Pages: 288
Format: E-Book
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Author | Amazon

I’ve had ‘Vivian…’ on my Kindle for a while, but only when my library got the sequel did I have the motivation to read it. It seemed like a really interesting read, with a completely unusual premise, and it didn’t disappoint in that respect!

Plot
In the book, America has been overridden by a new religious belief that’s radical and somewhat dangerous. Vivian does not belief, but her parent do, and when the ‘Reckoning’ occurs and her parents disappear, Viv and her best friend Harp set out  on a road trip across country to find some answers.
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Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

we all looked upWe All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Genre: Contemporary, Apocalypse
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: ARC E-Book
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

When I first read the blurb, it sounded like a mixture of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Earth to Echo’, two of my very favourite movies. I started reading it right away, and was surprised with the end result! It met my expectations, but took a slightly different turn with its content.

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