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'Brilliant concept meets stellar execution in this fast-paced deep space adventure. I was hooked from page one' Victoria Schwab, No.1 New York Times Bestselling Author
'And just like that, I'm leaving Earth behind . . .'
Emmett Atwater is just a poor kid plucked from the streets of Detroit.
But now he and nine teenagers like him are travelling to a distant planet aboard the Babel corporation's lightship.
Before they get there, they are told, two of them will be eliminated.
The eight who make it will land on an alien world, where they will hunt for Nyxia, the most extraordinary substance in the universe.
But first Emmett must endure frightening tests, rivalry with his fellow chosen ones and the fear that Babel aren't telling the truth.
Because if Babel aren't, they'll be trapped, light years from home.
And all alone . . .
'A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.' Marie Lu,#1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Young Elites series
In Reintgen's energetic debut, a Detroit teen is offered an extraordinary opportunity by corporate giant Babel Communications to earn more than enough money to bring his family out of poverty and get his mother needed medical care. Emmett Atwater, who is black, and nine other teens from across the world are eager to travel to Eden, an Earthlike planet that is home to humanoid beings called Adamites. There, they'll mine for a sought-after substance called nyxia, which can transform itself into just about anything. But only eight can go, and they must fight for the privilege. Emmett isn't about to lose, but winning becomes harder as he starts to care about his competitors, especially his sweet-natured Japanese roommate, Kaya, and the kindly Bilal, from the West Bank. The setup will draw comparisons to The Hunger Games, but Reintgen's characters stand on their own, and the trials they face are inventive. Emmett's self-deprecation, wit, and ability to see the good in others will keep readers riveted and eager for the next volume in this planned trilogy. Ages 12 up.