“Nemesis: Into The Shadows” by Cathy MacPhail – Book Review!

Last night, at exactly 3:59 am, I finished one of the best books I have ever read in my life.

The book I was reading was the first of the series called, “Nemesis”. It was after meeting Cathy Macphail at an author visit in my school, that I felt as if I really wanted to read the book!

With almost three hundred pages in the book, I thought I would never finish the book. However, there was many a night when I just simply couldn’t put the book down!

Basically, without giving too much away, the story in the novel is about a boy who wakes up in a high story building, and finds a dying man in a lift. However, after a girl sees what she thinks is a boy murderer, the boy who later calls himself “Ram” has to run, and everyone in the town is looking for him. However, someone else is after him. Someone wants to kill him.

That’s all I’m going to say for now however, because you really have to read the book to appreciate it!  It should be available in all good book shops! And if it’s not, then it’s obviously not a good book shop!

It’s also really hard to put a genre to the book, because it has so many! There’s a heck of a bit of suspense in it, a whole lot of terror, a bit of depression, a good wee bit of comedy and even a little bit of romance at the end. I’m sure you couldn’t name any other book with so many genres!

Another thing that I love about this particular book, is how the author, Cathy MacPhail, uses different ways to tell the story. She tells it in the first person, AND the third person, which gives us the story from two points of views. I felt like stopping and re-writing the book, the amount of times that I was hanging off the end of my chair  and telling “Ram” to not do that and to do this and that!

This book is also really good at getting into your imagination! When my Dad  asked me what the book was about, I told him the full story as if I had just watched it on TV! And when reading the book,  I couldn’t stop imagining every single detail!

The other great thing about this book, is the time period that it is written. It could have been written in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even early two thousands! But no, this is a really up to date book and when reading, it is hard to not relate to our own lives!

I could honestly write a book myself about how great this book is!  I’m to scared however, in case I give to much away!

So I only have one thing to say. Well two. Well actually, three.

Buy The Book

Read the Book

Love The Book




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