Ahoy there me mateys! I received this young adult sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
nyxia unleashed (Scott Reintgen)
Title: nyxia unleashed
Author: Scott Reintgen
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: Tomorrow, July 17, 2018!!! (hardback/e-book)
This be the fourth book in me e-Arc Extravaganza Challenge wherein I attempt to read 5 books before their July 17th release date. Only one to go. Arrr!
I absolutely loved the first book and was so excited to read this one. It be the middle book in the Nyxia Triad and for a book two, this was extremely fun. I was easily sucked back into the world of the Babel corporation and loved reading more of the adventures of Emmett Atwater and crew.
While this book clocks in at 400 pages, I read it in one sitting and the time whooshed by. I absolutely love the nyxia substance and its capabilities. Many of the crew was upset that book one took place in a space ship and wanted to see what the alien planet was like. Well ye get yer chance here.
I thought the planet of Eden had some excellent wildlife. That is the part that felt most alien and different. I really want to see pictures of a century. I don’t want to meet one in person. Sadly I thought the Adamites were hardly alien at all. They be humanoid and their culture felt too Earth-like. I found the ability of the two groups to mix so easily to be unrealistic. I mean the humans and aliens could even eat the same food! Also the author described one bridge as “man-made.” The humans didn’t make it!
But I didn’t let it bother me too much because the plot was fast and engaging. I loved the politics between the two cultures. I loved seeing the relationships of the young adult humans grow and change. I still think Emmett is an awesome character.
This book still could have used more nyxia but I thought the set-up for the next book rocks and I can’t wait to read it.
So lastly . . .
Thank you Crown Books for Young Readers!
Goodread’s website has this to say about the novel:
Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.
Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.
But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?
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