Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs has brought me to one of the most amusing situations I’ve ever found myself in when it comes to adding books to my TBR. This is the first book I’ve ever come across where the synopsis for the third book made me more interested in reading the series than the one for the first book. Honestly, if I had to decide whether or not to read this series and I’d only read the blurb left for the first novel, I would never have even considered picking it up. As it is, I’m at least now a little bit more inclined to give Nemesis from the Project Nemesis series a chance than I would have been had Crysalis not been the first part of this series that I came across. I don’t know if I’ll get around to it, but I will admit that I am tentatively considering putting at least the first novel on my TBR so that I can see how it goes and determine if this is a book that I will end up enjoying reading.
As I don’t want to give spoilers, something that can often happen when reading blurbs for books that are sequels, I won’t give much information about this particular book, but I will say that a piece of it makes me think of The Maze Runner. As for the first book, there’s something about a young girl who keeps getting murdered by a man within her dreams, a boy who has murderous nightmares, an asteroid coming dangerously close to hitting earth, and a conspiracy involving Min’s Sophomore class. It’s intriguing, it’s mysterious, and I’m sure you’ll be left with a bunch of questions regardless.
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 challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack, and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. But being a team isn’t easy for the sophomores, and when they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they’ll have to decide if they’re going to work together . . . or die together.
And now, it’s time to turn to you. How do you feel about this book, or the series, so far? Is this a series you think you’ll be reading? Is it one you’ll pass up? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! And, as always, happy reading!