Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (The Nyxia Triad, #1)

by Scott Reintgen

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Nyxia Triad - Book 1
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd (September 12, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0718186885
ISBN-13: 978-0718186883
Genre: YA Dystopian Scifi
Paperback: 384 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (The Nyxia Triad, #1)

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1)How far would you go to help your family when they need it most? When Emmett is offered the chance to change his family’s lives forever, he simply cannot refuse, there is too much at stake. A giant conglomerate has offered the lifesaving medical help his mother needs, plus much needed money, all he has to do is become part of Babel Communication’s space voyage and during their journey, earn the right to mine Nyxia, possibly the most valuable substance in the universe. Ten troubled teens are chosen, but not all will earn the right to land and mine on an unknown planet, Eden.

What happens when the competition plays dirty? Will these teens lose their humanity in a desperate bid to become one of the chosen? What secrets have been kept from them by Babel? What happens if friendships are formed, will it work against each teen in the long run? When push comes to shove, what will Emmett do?

NYXIA by Scott Reintgen is more than a tale of science fiction and fantasy, it is a grueling test of the strength of character, the physical resilience and the ability to recognize right from wrong, no matter the cost. These teens come to life, far too emotionally immature to understand what is really happening, but filled with the hopes of finding a better life for those they love. These may be troubled teens, but some will rise to be the kind of human the world needs, even as they witness the deceit of their “employer," and are forced to make the best of the nightmare they are living.

Seen through the eyes and heart of young Emmett, this tale becomes an emotional and heart-wrenching journey filled with non-stop tension, action and conflict throughout. Magnetic reading that leaves our reality behind as we witness the trials of these characters. A true gem that goes to the top of my list!

I received an ARC edition from Random House Children's Books.


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