Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Dystopia, Science Fiction
Series: Book 1 in The Nyxia Triad
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.
Well, wow. This book was pretty amazing. If you’re a huge fan of SciFi, add this to your tbr because it’s literally so fucking awesome. I mean, The Hunger Games, but in space!!!! And god that ending??? I need the next book now, please.
This book is about 10 teens chosen to mine a mysterious substance, nyxia, on a newly discovered planet. Throughout the book, they are trained to fight and survive for the life on Eden. In exchange for helping Babel, their families are cared for, given tons of wealth and fame.
This book is filled with diversity. There are people from all over the world present in this book!!!
●Our MC Emmett is black.
●Kaya is Japanese.
●Bilal is Palestinian.
●Jazzy is American.
●Longwei is Asian.
●Azima is Kenyan.
●Isadora is Brazilian.
●Katsu is Japanese.
●Jaime is Swedish.
I loved all these characters. They were kind, funny, loving, caring and just amazing. (Except for a few assholes.)
The emphasis on family is so strong and amazing. Emmett had a beautiful relationship with hs parents, filled with love, care, loyalty and support.
The only problem I had with this book was that it was too slow for me. This is a slow paced book and takes its time and that left me a bit bored. I, personally, enjoy fast paced books, but if you love a slow build up, you’ll love this book.
Overall, despite the slow pacing, I loved it and I’m dying for the next book.
I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This will be released September 12, 2017.