Emmett Atwater had no clue why he’d been recruited by the Babel Corporation but now that he has heard their proposal he knows there is no way he could pass the opportunity by. Babel has recruited ten teens from around the world and offered them a contract with so many promises and opportunities involved Emmett knows it would help his family tremendously.
The contract is offered to get the recruits to leave Earth and travel to a distant planet called Eden in order to mine for Nyxia. The inhabitants of the planet will welcome children to their home so the teens are needed to seek out this new resource for Babel. The catch..only eight of them will make the cut to call the new planet home and they must prove themselves all along the journey.
Nyxia is the first book of the new sci-fi young adult Nyxia Triad series by Scott Reintgen. I have to say starting this one off it really began to remind me of other young adult series out there so I was a bit hesitant to think it would gain a life of it’s own. Most notably I kept thinking of Divergent when the recruits end up competing against one another. But thankfully the story and characters did grow into one that I did enjoy and would look forward to reading more in the future.
Now one thing I would warn with Nyxia is while the characters were described as a very diverse group along the way I thought that was kind of lost in the rest of the story. The action seemed to over power personalities to me and since it was described at the beginning they were given translators I think that kind of lost the different nationalities and languages to where they didn’t stand out much. The action however did keep coming and a few surprises along the way to keep my attention and have me looking forward to seeing if the series can pull itself out of reminding me of other young adult titles and become completely creative and new in later installments.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.