Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: Nyxia

Title: Nyxia
Author: Scott Reintgen
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Release Date: September 12, 2017

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.


Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

Oh man I am behind on reviewing. Whoops 🙃

So I had heard a ton of amazing things about Nyxia, which is why I ended up requesting a copy through the First to Read program. And I must say, this book did not disappoint.

Emmett is a kid with a troubled past. His mother is deathly ill, and his family cannot afford her medical treatments. So when the Babel Corporation invites him to be part of something bigger (something that pays for his mother's medical bills), he cannot refuse.

One of the things that I absolutely loved was how incredibly diverse Nyxia is. The kids that Babel brings aboard are all from different countries and different regions of the world. They all speak different languages, but that barrier is overcome by some of Babel's super-advanced technology. Mainly, it's nyxia, a valuable substance found on another planet. 

There is so much action packed into this book. Between the teens' intensive training, the battles they're put through, and everything else in between, it's impossible to put down. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, Babel Corporation threw me another curveball, and I had to admit that I had no clue what was going to happen. The sheer unpredictability of the plot was amazing.

And of course, the setting was so cool. We're aboard a space ship, hurtling through space toward another planet. The tech was straight out of a futuristic science fiction movie, and the ending was... Well, I think the word cliffhanger should suffice. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and that in no way sways my opinion of this book. 

5 stars

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