Happy Release Day!
Book Title: Nyxia Unleashed
Book Author: Scott Reintgen
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publishing Date: July 17th, 2018
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Date Read: May 23rd, 2018
Synopsis: Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octance thriller.”
Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.
Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.
But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?
Nyxia Unleashed is a powerhouse! It’s a thrill ride with intensity and passion. Full of refreshing twists and character developments, you won’t be sorry you returned to the Nyxia world!
What an incredible sequel this was! It was fast paced and exciting! I loved every minute of it, and the only negative I have is now I have to wait even longer for book 3! Reintgen did not disappoint with this gem!
I’ve thought long and hard about what I wanted to say in this review. Being book 2, and with the way book 1 ended, I decided that I can’t really talk about the characters, because that would give away who survived and who didn’t. I did fall in love with Emmett more in this one (he’s all over the synopsis, so not a spoiler). His personality really came through in this one and he grew in strength and character. I also really loved how the decisions he made seemed to link back to the strength and character of his father and the lessons he taught Emmett.
I realized I couldn’t say much about the plot either, to avoid spoilers. It was exciting though. It was surprising and unpredictable, and kept the same feeling as book 1. It had some mild predictability to it, but that certainly wasn’t a bad thing. There were plenty of shocking moments that made it exhilarating and heart pounding!
The world development was vivid and outstanding, too! Reintgen did an incredible job with creating Eden. He included such rich detail and description that I could visualize and experience everything in my mind. I really loved the imagination he used to develop the world, and the Adamite race.
All in all, this was a fantastic second book. I’ve loved the series so far, and the minute I finished this one, I wanted to go back and read both books again! Nyxia Unleashed was worth the wait, and I felt like there were enough details in the story that would make it very re-readable.
Thank you to NetGalley, and the publisher, for providing this free e-ARC in exchange for my honest review!
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