“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
AND DON'T MISS NYXIA UNLEASHED!
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.
There is a lot of depth in this sorta hunger games style book from the characters to the places they’re going its pretty great!
Avatar meets Enders Game. 10/10
Excellent start to an immersive series of science fictional wonder. Dive into the mind and life of a very relatable character. The whole story is vivid, exciting and will scratch that much needed itch to escape earth. Couldn’t put it down.
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.