5 I didn’t see that plot twist coming STARS!!!!
Every life has a price in Scott Reintgen pulse-pounding new sci-fi adventure, Nyxia, as a group of teens are taken to the far reaches of the universe and forced to decide what they’re willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.
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.
I’m not sure I could add anything to the conversation about this amazing book that hasn’t been said. I am kicking myself for not starting it earlier that’s for sure. It held me in its grasp and wouldn’t let me go the whole time I was reading.
There are some really amazing characters in this book. Emmet is the main character that we follow throughout this book, he is picked we think from the beginning for his lack of funds. Of course that’s never the whole truth. Nothing with this program is as it seems, Emmet seems to dig the truth out a little bit at a time. The other characters that are up to go to Eden with Emmet are a mixed bag of apples. The author had an uncanny way of making you feel exactly what Emmet felt during the book. So when he was making friends or enemies you felt everything he felt. I think that character connection was really important for me. While Nyxia itself plays a very important rule in this book as an every evolving thing that Babel and Emmet doesn’t quite understand. I’m not sure it was quite as important as the internal battles and physical battles Emmet was waging.
The plot line in this book was amazing, so amazing in fact that I was sending some hilarious snaps to my BFF of my face during the plot twists. Saying WHAT?? I can’t believe that happened!!! I’m so excited that there was so much depth to this book, and the characters had flaws. Flaws in a good way, they can either grow from these flaws or die a horrible death.. I’m just kidding.. sort of! I just cannot wait to get my hands on the second book.
Did you read Nyxia? Did you have a favorite character? I tried not to give any spoilers… but I can’t guarantee someone in the comments will do the same! So readers beware…
Scott Reintgen grew up in North Carolina, and took full advantage of the fact that he lived on the same street as fourteen of his cousins. It could be a little crowded, but he threw a few elbows and carved out a space for himself as the family storyteller. He enjoyed the role so much that he decided to spend most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in the great state of North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and family. To his great delight, the demand for stories and storytellers is alive and well. As such, he can often be found at local coffee shops laboring over stories that he hopes his family, and fans, will love.