Nemesis (Nemesis #1) by Anna Banks
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel And Friends
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?
My Thoughts: Oh gee whiz!!! I loved this one!!! Oh wow.. Amazing… Spectacular.
We are introduced to Princess Sepora who has run away from her kingdom letting everyone think she is dead. We start the story right there in her head. She’s out in the middle of nowhere just trying to get to her destination and it’s not easy. Especially since she meets some unsavory characters.
We also meet Tarik. Tarik is the newly king and he has so much responsibility to take over. He must find spectorium but Princess Sepora is the one who can only make it.
Gosh that sounds confusing but this book was so freaking good!!!! The first few pages I had trouble getting into but by page 30ish I was so sucked in by the story and how good it was getting I had to keep reading and boy did I.. Page after page, I wanted to know what happened next.. But the problem was, it went from Sepora’s point of view right to Tarik’s and we’d have to wait a while to see what happened next in the other’s world.
I loved how caring and passionate both characters were and once they met each other it got even more great. How is that possible? It was. Both Tarik and Sepora have their own goals and when they collide it’s quite the rough house.
I want to say so much about this one but I feel like I just can’t or else I’ll give away spoilers. I loved loved loved this one. One of my favorites of the year so far!
Overall: I can’t wait until the next book in the series! I’ll be picking it up right away!! If you like romance and Dystopian feel than try this one out!!! This was a lot of fun!
Cover: Love it!! It fits perfectly! It’s dark and gritty!
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