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Publisher Description

“A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross

Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller—the first in a trilogy—that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae
What would you be 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.
The 100 meets Illuminae in this high-octane sci-fi thriller.” —Bustle


Young Adult
September 12
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

jc47 ,


Great book. I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what would happen next. It has the suspense you want. It also delves into friendship, rivalry, loss, pride, determination, and love. It was a good read.

Mark12408 ,


First time spending that much for a book but definitely worth it. It tells such a powerful story, I only wished there was a book 2 easily available.

RZirkle ,


I can be generous when rating books sometimes, but I must say that this is a 5 star + title. There's no way it deserves any less. This is a FANtastic entry into YA science fiction. The world building and character building are exceptional. I found the title to be a super fast read as I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I appreciated the multicultural aspect and inclusion of characters of diverse ethnic backgrounds. I further appreciated that the title endeavored to show that the characters were stronger, despite their differences, when they worked together to solve the puzzle and mystery that is Babel. Somehow the corporation keeps upping their game. Characters are expendable and the rules seem ever-changing. I can't wait to immerse myself in the next title in the series.

I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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