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Brendan Reichs

Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and holds degrees from Wake Forest University and the George Washington University School of Law. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full-time. He is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Nemesis and its sequel, Genesis, and coauthor of the six-volume Virals series. Brendan is also a member of the executive board for both the YALLFEST and YALLWEST literary festivals and has received an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.

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A book lover’s holiday gift guide!

Presenting: the holiday gift guide you should give to the friends & family of all book lovers.   If your reader loves FANTASY… Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an … Continued
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Recapping Game of Thrones: Final Season, Episode 1

Since Brendan Reichs knows a thing or two about putting beloved characters through hell, it only makes sense that he have a hand in recapping, wait for it, THE FINAL SEASON of Game of Thrones!! Checkout his full recap below!   THRONES THRONES THRONES THRONES THRONES THRONES THRONES THRONES.   Game of Thrones is back, … Continued
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Top 4 Sci-Fi MUST reads this spring!

Spring, please hurry up. It’s cold outside. So, in the meantime, let’s all distract ourselves by prepping our Sci-Fi Spring Reading Lists! (Is Sci-Fi Spring a thing? We’re gonna say it’s a thing.)   1. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry Waiting desperately for the next season of Stranger Things? We’ve got you. The … Continued
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The 7 Best Alien YA Books to Read on Your Road Trip to Area 51

Trying to see them aliens? Fear not—we have you covered. We’re recommending seven of the best alien-focused YA books to pack for your road trip to Area 51. (Please note, we cannot be held responsible if any books start glowing mysteriously once they’re in your backpack.) When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry … Continued
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Author Advice: How to End a Series with Brendan Reichs

How to End a Series with a Bang By Brendan Reichs   In my opinion, ending a series is much, much more difficult than starting one. I’ve found that executing the initial inspiration that made you want to write a story in the first place is easier than navigating the hundreds of little details that … Continued
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Sci-Fi for People Who Don’t Like Sci-Fi

Okay, we know, we know–sci-fi often features the usual suspects: aliens, spaceships, and evil villains who wants to destroy the intergalactic world. But let’s be real: there’s also mystery, action, suspense, and of course, romance *wink wink*. Here are some great sci-fi books that’ll make you forget you’re not a sci-fi fan!   Girl Gone … Continued
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Read an excerpt from CHRYSALIS!

It’s been an intense journey, but the finale to Brendan Reichs’ Nemesis Project is ALMOST. HERE. Scroll down for a special excerpt of Chrysalis!     Noah Back in the village we grabbed several lengths of nylon rope and three sets of climbing gear. Then we tramped around the mountain, climbing bluffs and powering through scrub … Continued
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Recapping Game of Thrones: Final Season, Episode 2

WHO’S READY FOR A HOPELESS BATTLE AGAINST AN INVINCIBLE ARMY OF THE DEAD? Everyone, apparently. Welcome to Winterfell, home of some truly downcast prognosticators. This episode—which is destined to be followed by one of the longest, costliest, and most soul-crushing battle sequences in entertainment history next week—felt like one long farewell scene with a dozen … Continued
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Things that ALMOST happened in the Project Nemesis

The Project Nemesis Series — Things That ALMOST Happened (But Didn’t) by Brendan Reichs   When I was asked to write this article by the wonderful folks at Penguin Teen I was initially terrified, because it’s essentially asking me to open a Pandora’s box of ideas that I’d at one point seriously considered, but ultimately … Continued
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