Series: Project Nemesis (Book 2)
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (March 6, 2018)
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.
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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
“I don’t want to be in charge of anything.” I’d scooted back on the couch as if to force a path through the trailer wall. “And you’re talking crazy. No one will listen to me.” I fought to keep my voice firm. “I’m the girl who got shot in the back, remember?”
His shoulders fell. “Min, that was—“Our classmates are all idiots, anyway,” I said. I was in a funk, and knew it, but Tack had blindsided me with this save-the-world crap. “If they had the sense to realize we have to unite against Ethan, they’d have done it already.”
“We have to at least try.” He was trying to sound confident. Suddenly, I felt ashamed.
Tack captured my gaze and held it. “You’re a beta. But more than that, you’re the type who should be running things. You care about fairness, and justice, all that noble crap. People know that.” He sighed. “Without a new rallying point, Ethan and Sarah are the only game in town. People flock to strength when they’re scared, even when it’s wrong. If we want an alliance against them, someone is going to have to step up.”
I took a deep breath. “For the sake of argument . . . what do you suggest?”
He brightened immediately, flourishing his laser pointer and aiming it at the G.I. Joe. “We visit the cousins. They’re close by, clearly opposed to Ethan, and know how to take care of themselves. Plus, it must be awful up in that dirty miners’ compound. Maybe we can persuade them to come down here and join us.”
I suppressed a sigh. “Don’t get your hopes up. Sam and Carl are survivalists. They wouldn’t have chosen that spot if they didn’t think they could last a long time. And I still don’t see what we’re bringing to the table”
Tack rose and slipped his hoodie on. “That’s not ‘victory pizza’ talk, but I’ll let it slide.” He took two steps toward the door, then stopped and looked back at me. “We good?”
I stuck my tongue out at him, but nodded. Honestly, I did feel a little better having made a decision. “Go get that pizza, soldier. We’ll need our strength for the hike.”
Tack scratched his cheek. “When do you want to head out?”
“After lunch. A few hours should give us plenty of time to perfect the art of diplomacy.”
Tack snorted, stepped outside. My spirits sank as soon as the door eased shut.
My joke had hidden the truth—I had no idea what to say to my classmates. I’d never been a leader and everyone knew it, whatever Tack might believe.
How was Melinda Wilder supposed to unify a resistance? What did I have to offer anyone?
Copyright © 2018 by Brendan Reichs
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full time. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.
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