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.
*I got this book from Netgalley for an honest review, this doesn’t change my opinions at all*
What I Liked
-If you want an intense, kind of stressful (in a good way) book, then Nyxia is yours. There’s something likable about almost every character that has you rooting for them from the very beginning, there’s lots of questions that leave you wondering what will happen next and who will really reveal the truth. There’s mystery as to what the heck is going on behind the secret doors and who will survive…really, it’s pretty intense. Even the ending is intense, leaving you wanting more after the last word is said. I honestly, can’t wait for the next book. I’m not sure if Nyxia is unique when it comes to science fiction, but it is a good book nonetheless!
-Nyxia is different from the start because it has a main character that comes from Detroit, Michigan (which is super rare in the book world, to me at least xD). Emmet is a likable guy that’s had his fair share of troubles but is willing to put up with the trials ahead of him for his family. He also struggles with staying true to himself during the roughest times, I like that he wasn’t really a perfect person. Everyone in Nyxia came from different places around the world and every one of them was very different, which makes sense because they’re not from the same place. They all had their own stories and reasons for wanting what they did.
-Overall Nyxia is a pretty intense ride, leaving you wondering what will happen next while also wanting more of the story (thankfully, it seems to be a series).