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 meaning, 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.
Trapped in a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it’s tempting to lay back and let everyone else fight it out. But Min’s instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She’s ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.
Praise for GENESIS
★ ”[A] heck of a page-turner . . . Fans of The Hunger Games novels and the CW series The 100 will discover much to enjoy here . . . A cracking good yarn and excellent sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“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
“An exciting sequel that will delight young science fiction readers with its video game–esque story line.” —School Library Journal
“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, New York Times bestselling author of Warcross
“Equal parts adventure, mystery, and heart, Genesis is a gripping, mind-blowing story that leaves you begging for more. I loved it!” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
Genesis begins a few weeks after the events of Nemesis. Nothing much has changed in the world Min and her classmates have found themselves in. Except… well, it’s a spoiler.
Plagued with the question, “why?”, Min and Tack decide to find out more about Project Nemesis. In the meantime, Noah is . . . well, psychotic. I’ll say it, I don’t like Noah. I like Tack. Sure, Noah does change near the end, but Tack all the way!
Anyways, Min makes the decision to make allies and assert some semblance of logic in a group of teens acting like the wild group in Lord of the Flies. Actually, that’s a great comparison. Genesis is the love child of sci-fi and Lord of the Flies. That’s not bad, but it is aggravating that so many teenagers just push aside their logic and run with their fear. Not saying that wouldn’t happen, it would.
With a revelation about Phase Two, Min makes a forced alliance with Noah. As with Nemesis, this book is filled with death, destruction, and a mystery that keeps you wanting more. It’s twisted.
There’s just no way to explain further without giving away details of the book. Let’s just say this: if you liked book one, you’ll like book two. If you thought book one confused you with its possible two book joining, this book is more cohesive. That isn’t to say it won’t mess with your mind. It will. It totally will.
Final rating: 4/5
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