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(Project Nemesis #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  833 ratings  ·  143 reviews
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
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was actually really looking forward to reading this book.

I liked Nemesis, despite it was very different from what I normally read.
I really liked Genesis, because I was into the universe and felt the flow of the story.

So as it often goes with these kind of series, I really felt this was... Well, I'm glad the story has ended now. I can say for sure, that I didn't expect it to go as It did. I was very surprised, but... It's like. I don't have a better ending for the story, I just felt like the
Kelsey Yost
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOD!! rarely have I ever loved a book series so completely as this one! Full of amazing twists and turns and a fun mix of characters! These books are wild and exciting and I love love LOVE THEM!
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it

Plotline - 3.5/5
Enjoyability - 4/5
Recommendable - 4/5

Chrysalis was a grand finale to a rollercoaster of a series. I was nowhere close to being able to predict how this series was going to end. Again and again, plot twist after plot twist, some aspect of the story changed every chapter or so. I definitely found the conclusion to the series intriguing, however, I somehow find myself preferring the first two books more. Don’t get me wrong, Chrysalis was a force itself yet in my opinion, I believe t
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-2019
Brendan Reichs's series does not cease to amaze me! And just when I thought he couldn't possibly drop any more plot twists or action-packed scenes, he does. We start off in Fire Lake, or at least what we think is Fire Lake, and the story is a little bit slow, but soon we see that not just the Fire Lake students are living there, and this makes the team question everything about their existence, and where they are. Soon we have Min, Noah, and another group of students battling and uniting to defe ...more
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alright boys, this one was even better!

just gets better and better

Okay, so there were a couple more things that occured to me in the first book, aka, were they the only ones? and ta-da this book answers them all.

Short answer: they were not.

And the book gets even better with the new challenges of the 'real and new' world. Honestly, this book brings its own bag of surprises and its really quite a good tale overall. I'm really glad this book was as short as it was. And apart from a couple of details, this book could have b
Sophie R
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Why do I never see any of what happens coming? Normally Sci-fi books with this many plot twists is hard to understand especially with how often the universe seems to expand. This is one of my favorite Sci-fi series. I just hope that he will make a spin-off one day!
S.G.D. Singh
At what point do you quit reading after you quit caring...?
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this series, it drew me in and kept me in from book 1 to book 3.
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC!!! I love these books. I so hope they make these books into a movie 🤞🙏 . Although I was pretty mad that this even had to be put in the book (Noah & Rose) his thoughts of her was annoying. What was the purpose of adding that in, only to make fans of Noah and Min mad! Besides that, great endgame to a trilogy. ...more
Sarah Eustache
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it


Young Adult - Science Fiction - Dystopian

What a thrilling conclusion to the Project Nemesis trilogy.

When this book came out, I contemplated whether or not I should go back and read the first two in the series to remind myself what happened. I have SO many books to read and only so much time to read, so I knew that wasn't feasible. I say that to say, returning to this dystopian world was so easy. The book picked up right where the second one left off.


And th
Rahma Abdelrahman
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

This book is easily the most fast-paced in the series. There were twists at every turn, and they weren't predictable like the ones in Genesis. At this point, it's hard to think back to book 1 because things have changed SO MUCH since then.

I still can't get behind the Noah/Min relationship, but there were more than enough redeeming qualities about the book to make me look the other way.

The ending was as wrapped up as it can be, but there is still potential for more in this world. Regar
Meredith Mara
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A stunning conclusion to a brilliant series (trilogy)... As for now, book three is it. But given how compelling and dynamic this story is, everything seems possible, and I'd be amped to see a book four.

If you're into YA thrillers, so puzzling they threaten to break your brain (awesome, I know!), then this trilogy is one you don't want to miss out on. Project Nemesis is shelved as YA sci-fi, but if that genre draws up images of aliens and space travel in your mind (as it does in mine) then forge
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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Chrysalis is the final installment in the thrilling YA Sci-fi series Project Nemesis. I’ve been anticipating for this finale since I’ve finished Genesis. This series was brutal, violent, thrilling, and engaging. Well, the finale didn’t disappoint me, but it wasn’t as amazing as the previous installment. Nonetheless, it was still exciting and entertaining. The below review contains spoilers for the previous books. If you haven’t read it yet the
Today I've got two series-conclusion reviews to write, and here's the one for the conclusion I liked more - Chrysalis, the final phase of Brendan Reichs' Project Nemesis. I won't go too much into plot details for this one, in case you're reading this review without having read the first two books - because by their very nature, both Nemesis and Genesis are so unpredictable and unexpectedly, increasingly, grand in scope that to even begin summarizing this book will invariably give massive spoiler ...more
No One
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heck yeah I fricken loved this series so much. I have been disappointed so much from finales in sci fi series but this one didn’t disappoint at all not one little bit. I could of done without Noah being all weird and flirty with Rose when he loves Min but I’m just gonna ignore that😂

Brendan never ceases to amaze me I can never guess what is going to happen and I’m always shocked with every twist the whole series was amazing every book felt like a different story and it was incredible. This is def
Laura Metz
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What an insane book in the best of ways. Mr. Reichs I now am in a love/hate relationship with you, you completely destroyed me with another insane cliffhanger of an ending and won't tell me if this is the true end or not....yes for everyone asking I have been talking to him on IG and he won't say ANYTHING to me about whether or not this is the absolute final end. Uhhhh so frustrating. I cried, threw the book across the room, screamed from frustration, and cried again of pure bliss at the ending, ...more
Sobia Suki
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really didn’t know what to expect as I knew this would be the final book in the series.
As with the other two books, it was filled to the brim with plot twists and I bloody loved that I couldn’t totally predict what was going to happen.
I loved that you really got to know and understand Min and you got to watch her grow and develop in this book.
I sometimes wished we’d gotten a look into Sarah’s mind as her character changed and developed in this book.
The thing I liked the least was Noah’s thou
Andria Sedig
Sep 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book. The characters, conflicts, and situations felt tied to the previous books. The reveal that the characters are no longer on earth felt believable and added some drama to their story. The revelation that there were other Project Nemesis teams was fun and, although not super surprising, brought some fresh conflict to the story. And then there was an alien AI. And that's when this book lost me personally. I wanted to love this story as much as the first t ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love that the entire trilogy goes off in so many directions that there is no way to keep up or expect the changes it throws out. I've seen a few try and it always ends badly, like why would you go there? But this, like I said in my review for the first:'s something else entirely, there is no Point A to B here; it's more like Point G to Point T to Point K and everywhere in between.
And there is no attempting to figure it out...
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A lackluster end to a fantastic series. The author basically admits that he ran out of steam/ideas for the last book, and sadly it shows. He managed to throw every science fiction cliche in at the last second including aliens, sophisticated AI, and Soylent Green. Also, the epilogue makes it so that there were no consequences to any of the characters poor decisions throughout the series. I'm all for happy endings, but this was a bit much even for me.
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
There was a lot of time spent on the plethora of secrets that no one wanted to reveal. The ending was a little rushed but still satisfying. There were still a lot of “Holt crap” moments and definite situations I couldn’t even predict. Overall a really good story. Not anything I was expecting it to be. 2:22am
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a good one. I didn't want to put it down. The action was fast=paced and one either rooted for or against the characters. There were a lot of plot twists that surprised me. Min and Tack were great as was Skippy, a new character who saved the day. I especially liked the epilogue which makes me wonder if this series is finished.
Mariah Bowman
In my humble opinion, the best part of this book was the last 80-100 pages in the book. That's where the action really started coming together, and the twists started hitting. The rest of the book was more of a slow burn with not a lot happening, to be honest.
The thing that stuck with me the most from this book; trust nothing and the end isn't ever the end.
3.5 stars
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding conclusion to this trilogy! I loved this series from book 1 and wow that ending had me so sad and then he changed it all up on me in the epilogue. Loved it!
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
WOO! I finally finished the series!

That being said, nothing about this final book surprised me. It felt as if it had been played out in nearly every other dystopian/sci-fi book.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was less than thrilled with this final book. I really liked it in the beginning, but about halfway through, I just lost interest. Plot twists aren't bad, and are often great things, but everything that kept happening in this book was just...boring for me. Also, that ending? I was expecting great things for the conclusion of this series and I was disappointed.
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a very good book that i stayed up late reading and a great way to end the series. the twists are great and leaves the book unpredictable until the end of the book. there were times in the book that i had to put the book down so i could process what just happened. i would definitely recommend this to people
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a stunning finish to the series! As high octane and exciting as I’ve come to expect!

In places it drys feel a little ridiculous and that perhaps the series could have finished without this, but honestly when books are this fun why would you want less?
Micah Grant
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Only 4 stars due to the silly love triangle. Still not sure why Min was so set on Noah, but it was distracting throughout the series, leaving her best friend who had been there for her for years behind didn't make any sense to me. Even in the epilogue Tack is still doing more for her than Noah did. Anyway, the rest of the story ended up with a pretty good twist and the ending was mostly satisfying.
Lauren Pybus
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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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Project Nemesis (3 books)
  • Nemesis (Project Nemesis, #1)
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