Book Review: Nemesis (The Endure Series, book 2) by S.A. Huchton


Nemesis (The Endure Series, book 2) by S.A. Huchton

A Sci-Fi/New Adult/Romance Novel published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (08/25/13)



“The last thing she needed or wanted was more complications in her life. And Nicholas Miller was one big ball of drama waiting to happen.” (Kindle Locations 1214-1216).

Nemesis picks up right where Maven left off, in the middle of a great conflict between the Maven Initiative (the bad guys) and those on the Endure wishing to combat the great evil that wants to unleash a deadly disease on humanity. Only, the Maven Initiative hasn’t set off the deadly bacteria, that even though they hold a kill switch, they have to develop a cure for the disease. They enlist Lydia for her Marine Biochemistry abilities and she works as a double agent, trying to both cure the disease and take down the Initiative. It isn’t until she stumbles on a large hole to the puzzle, that Lydia finds out she has been targeted by the Initiative longer than she expected.



Genetics, genius, underwater, tough, instability, romance, love, hormones, leader, kick-butt female, sex, fighting, training, good guys, testing, banter, skills, technology, hackers, subaquatic living, scientists, the hard way, Marine Biochemistry, Nobel Laureate, ship-shape


My Review:

Many new complications arise in this second book in the Endure series. We see a new love interest (old flame) and competition arrives for both Lydia and Daniel. The face of evil that is known as Dr. Burkovitz and the Maven Initiative reveals some surprising developments. The places they are willing to go in their evil plan knows no bounds and Lydia is caught up in the middle of it all.

Huchton really throws on the tension in this book. There are so many new complications and plot twists, but they all fit seamlessly together. Hints from book one and the beginning of book two come alive as their own sub-plots and intricacies.

The characters get more development and depth and we are introduced to the newest complications: Dr. Gorgeous (Nick Miller) and the Mistress of Sarcasm (Anna Corvis). These two characters inflict quite a bit of damage to Lydia and Daniel’s relationship, especially as the two don’t seem to be able to communicate all their feelings to each other. The Maven Initiative’s surprise throws another wrench into Lydia and Daniel’s relationship. Really, almost everything in this book tears at their relationship, threatening to come between the greatest love ever seen on the Endure.

It is in this book in particular that any normal human being will feel lazy and stupid in comparison to the genius workaholics presented in the characters of Daniel and Lydia as well as almost every character on the Endure and beyond.

Huchton also shows us that even a genius can be normal when it comes to human emotions and trying to communicate and endure under great hardships and terrible surprises.

The end of this book is heart wrenching and gut rending and you must immediately continue on with book three of this series (Progeny).

This novel was published by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. on August 25th, 2013 and is available on Amazon here.


TL;DR Star Rating: 4.75


Links for more information:

Starla Huchton’s Website


5 thoughts on “Book Review: Nemesis (The Endure Series, book 2) by S.A. Huchton

    • My favorite genres are: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fairy Tales, Low Fantasy, Romance, Chick Lit, Speculative Fiction… But I like to read a variety of genres. I mainly read and review Young Adult.

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      • Im somewhat ignorant when it comes to some types of Science Fiction.
        Could you elaborate on the meaning of Low Fantasy and Speculative Fiction?


      • Low fantasy is usually in similar world to our own (near real) where there are elements of fantasy but there is overall less magic and less fantasy than “high” fantasy or traditional fantasy. Speculative fiction is a more broad term for fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements, like science fiction or fantasy.

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      • Oh! Thanks for clearing that up. I’m new to the world of Sci-fi and still find the terminology a bit confusing.

        I guess that makes my next book, Inertia, low fantasy, speculative science fiction. Thanks for the help!


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