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
Tepid water sloshed over my ankles. I stepped out of the walk-in freezer in disgust. “How long has it been like this?” I demanded. Kyle took an involuntary step back. Jamie kept her eyes on the floor, short chestnut curls creating a curtain across her face. “We’re not sure,” she said. “Two, maybe three days to melt all the ice. We don’t come down to this level every day because the restaurant kitchen is easier to use.”
I put a hand to my face, trying to keep my temper in check. “Damage?”
“Some of this we can salvage,” Jamie said quietly. “The sealed food we can put outside in the snow and refreeze. But the un- packaged stuff, like the meat . . . I don’t know.” She swallowed. “And everything in the refrigerators is ruined.”
I blinked, the magnitude of the disaster setting in. “What’s wrong with the refrigerators?”
“Whatever popped this circuit shut everything down.” Jamie fidgeted with her zipper, unable to keep her hands still. “It’s crazy, I know, since it’s freezing outside, but the furnace is right below us. This room heats up pretty quick if the power fails. And . . . it did.”
I choked back a caustic reply—I could damn well see the electricity was dead, and I was sweating in my jacket. The ques- tion thundering inside my head was why. The power upstairs was working fine. It wasn’t until this basement level that we’d needed flashlights.
“We just stocked this kitchen. We put everything down here because it was safest.”
Neither Jamie nor Kyle replied. The tension level rose like mercury.
I’d ordered everything gathered from the main resort at the bottom of the slopes, and the ski village on top, cobbling together a fairly solid food supply. Then we’d augmented our stores by raiding outlying houses. I’d insisted everything be kept here, in the depths of the chalet, at the heart of our main encampment. Now all of our perishables were gone.
The waste was sickening. Nothing Sarah or Ethan could’ve done would hurt half as much as this power outage. Our mountaintop fortress was amazing for defense, but we were miles from everything else in the valley. Without food, this might as well be a crypt.
Copyright © 2018 by Brendan Reichs
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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