Genesis by Brendan Riechs
Project Nemesis 2. Pan Macmillan, 2018. ISBN 9781509869992
(Age: 13+) Recommended. Genesis is a whirlwind of a story full of thrilling experiences and mind boggling scenarios that will have you questioning your own existence. It's the sequel to Riechs' first book Nemesis, which was equally amazing, and is able to keep you up till 3am reading. It follows Min, a feisty girl who stands up for what she believes in, and Noah, a natural born leader who's grown from the spineless character he was in book one. Together they fight in a struggle to survive against their year level's cohort - the only people left 'alive', trapped in an unground computer on an apocalyptic earth.
The plots dives into themes of not only mystery but relationships as the characters deal with the emotional stress of love and hate. This story is a scary possibility, mashing Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies with astounding technology to surprise you with every chapter.
Riechs goes into incredible detail making you almost forget it's fiction and thankful to be in the safety of your own bed. Genesis is a stirring read that you won't regret and I can't wait to see what's in store for this series.
Grace S. (Student)