Imagine all of your problems could be solved by a simple space trip. A massive paycheck, free healthcare for your family, oh & a lifetime where everything comes easy. Would you do whatever it takes to have this? Babel Communications is offering a fortune to these lucky teenagers, but what are they hiding?
Emmet Atwater is our main character & yes, he’s fallen on some hard times. His family is struggling to get by, his mother is sick, and it looks like he’ll be following the same path as his father at the factories pretty soon. He was chosen by Babel Communications to win the jackpot of a lifetime, he just has to travel to a different planet to receive it. Oh, and he also has to compete with 9 others for the prize. Nyxia is a material the Babel has been keeping top secret. It has unlimited capabilities & it’s also worth a fortune. Babel needs these teens to collect it for them, and they’re hosting a competition to see who gets to go mining for it. Aboard the spaceship friendships are rare, alliances are made & enemies are far too common. Everyone has their eye on the prize, and they’re all willing to do anything to get it. Through a series of tests and events Emmet starts to question just what it is they’re training for. What (and who) is on this new planet? Why does no one else seem to notice the locked doors and limited access? But most importantly, what is Babel hiding from them?
I finished this book in a day, I just couldn’t put it down! I was so desperate to see the story unfold & see if Emmett made it to the end! I’m rating Nyxia by Scott Reintgen a 9/10 nyxia rings. The plot was great & I didn’t see the ending coming, the characters were easy to embrace & care for, & the pace of the book was addicting. This book impressed me with how creative the technology and materials were, & it was a new take on space goop that I hadn’t seen before. That being said, I did have an issue with the ending. It felt a little rushed, like Mr. Reintgen was trying to tie up all the loose ends in one fell swoop. The entire book had this great pace where characters were showing their soft sides & they all came from hard times, but in the end they were more like bits of dialogue and robotic in a way. I just wish the book could’ve been a little longer, maybe then the ending would have a better effect. It was still a great cliff-hanger & I’m already eagerly awaiting the next book in the Nyxia Triad.
If you’re in the mood for a Sci-Fi book with great character development & mysteries waiting to be solved I highly recommend checking this out, you won’t disappointed.