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Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1)

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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.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers
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Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
Wow! This book was pretty freaking awesome!

Since it doesn't come out until Sept. 2017, I'm going to keep it short and no spoilers.

Emmett is one of 10 teens picked to go to the planet Eden. They are going to meet a new species there and try to set up a good life on Eden. They have some work to do there. They have to mine a substance called, Nyxia. It's pretty cool stuff too.

The kids are put through some rigorous training like fighting, terrain issues, work they have to do there and a few other
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Melanie
May 23, 2017 Melanie rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Buddy Read with Solomon & Elise

“But they don’t tell you the pain comes with you. They don’t tell you that hurt travels at light-speed too.”

This is easily one of the best books I've read all year. I can't wait for everyone to be able to read this in September when it releases. This book is the YA Sci-Fi book I've been waiting for my entire life.

Growing up, you guys might have learned about the story of Tower o
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Solomon ~ The Bookish King
"Break the chains, the key cries. Take what is yours."

This was a great intense book that was super fun and also emotional. It was so many things that I wasn't expecting and it completely blew me out of the water! Now since it doesn't come out until a few months, I'm going to keep the review pretty short and because I have no motivation to review. IDK why, or what's wrong with me lately but reviewing is just so exhausting. I'd rather be reading or playing video games but NO, those stinking "RTCs"
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sana  °¤°
Jun 19, 2017 sana °¤° is currently reading it
I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I'm soo excited for this one!! And a BR with my fav Kaylin!
Sherwood Smith
May 25, 2017 Sherwood Smith added it
Shelves: sf
I opened this ARC yesterday to glance at it (I have other books going) and absolutely fell into it. And a debut? What a stunning book!

I was going to avoid it, as I am tired of teenage gladiatorial books with sloppy worldbuilding that only exists to throw the teens into a pit to fight themselves bloody (between swooning and angsting over their Lurve Triangle) but I stumbled on a reference to there being only one white character in this book, and I had to read it.

I am so glad I did. Make no mistak
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Nic Stone
Jan 01, 2016 Nic Stone rated it it was amazing
In a word: Wow.

This is by far the most ethnically inclusive mainstream YA sci-fi book I've ever read. It tells the story of an African American young man named Emmett who is recruited by a mysterious corporation and promised a LOT of money for completing a top secret mission on a distant planet. The fine print: while en route, he'll have to compete against nine other recruits--all from different countries--in a series of physically and mentally excruciating tasks to secure one of eight spots on
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Kaylin
Jun 22, 2017 Kaylin is currently reading it
Buddy-read with my Lila-hating pal, my favorite Sana!

Been seeing a lot of good buzz about this, and I'm in a scifi mood! :)

Mollie Reads
May 26, 2017 Mollie Reads rated it it was amazing
Absolutely freaking loved this book!!

The narration was excellent.
The plot was fresh.
The characters were multi-layered.
The writing pulls you in to the story.
The pacing was perfect.

**Watch my full review on my YouTube channel below**
https://youtu.be/qLF0wjgys6o
Karen
Jun 11, 2017 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, arc, netgalley
Wow! Incredible premise that was a mix of The Hunger Games meets Red Rising meets Ender's Game. Nyxia was an action packed sci-fi story that had me hooked from the first chapter.

Emmett finds himself the winner of a lottery and packed up on a space ship heading to a new planet called Eden with 9 other teens from all walks of life. During the year long journey, the teens are brutally competing against each other to win a spot to land planetside to be able to mine the substance Nyxia. If they win,
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Adri
Jan 27, 2017 Adri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-april-2017
Nyxia is an action-packed, intense YA Sci-fi novel that will hook you from the very beginning and pull you in deeper with every page. It has one of the most ethnically-diverse set of characters I’ve seen in YA. The complexity of each character and the depth in which the book explores emotional conflict is truly amazing.

Emmett, an African-American teen from Brooklyn, is recruited by a powerful corporation to compete for a position on a secret mission in another planet. Eight teens chosen out of
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L.P. Logan
Jun 12, 2017 L.P. Logan rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, space
Pros:
- MC was a BOY! (So glad for something different after the onslaught of female protagonists in YA lit.)
- It's set in space
- People aren't just instantly good at everything. They have flaws and have to work with those.

Okay so now onto what I didn't like. This book lacked something. I finished it yesterday and after thinking about it, I'm still not able to say exactly what it was that wasn't there. Heart? Character? Depth? Whatever it was it took what could have been a stellar read down to
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Angela
May 24, 2017 Angela rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017, arc
Hm. Where do I even begin with this...I thiiiiink I'll give it 3 stars. That seems awfully generous...the extra half star comes because the main character is black and I don't think that there are enough African American men in YA lit! And I just have mad love African American men, so three stars for you!

I mean. This story was okay. I finished it so it wasn't terrible. The pacing wasn't bad, it wasn't horribly slow even though I felt like nothing really happened in this book. I didn't have that
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Elise (The Bookish Actress)
May 24, 2017 Elise (The Bookish Actress) is currently reading it
Shelves: buddyreads
And now for a SCHEDULED BR with Melanie and Solomon. Hopefully this one is good!!
K.D.
Feb 07, 2016 K.D. rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Scott Reintgen's debut novel, NYXIA. I'm now willing to bet my hard-earned money that fans of "Hunger Games" and "Red Rising" will devour this novel when it's released. It's ridiculously good. I loved every page I spent with it.

The author takes an established YA genre and pairs it with a fresh, fascinating plot. Emmett Atwater is a teenager from a bad neighborhood in Detroit. An offer from the Babel Corporation will give him the chance to become some
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Jena
Jun 20, 2017 Jena rated it it was amazing
"Unlearn your idea of impossible."

Five words that summarize the incredible ride this book is about to take you on. To call this debut stunning doesn't feel impactful enough. This book is nuclear in it's impact!

Emmett finds himself about to board a spaceship. A winning ticket to a life he and his family have only dreamed of. A lottery he never entered, that he never knew existed. He and nine other kids are offered money they can't fathom, benefits they've only dreamed of, a life that they never t
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Ebook Warrior
Jun 25, 2017 Ebook Warrior marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2017-releases
I really need a review copy of this book.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Another book about teens fighting to the death, wonder how it'll stack up against it's predecessors
Miriam
May 27, 2017 Miriam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Julie • (LiteraryAlliteration.com)
*I received an arc from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This is the best beginning to a series I've ever read. How am I supposed to be able to wait for the next one!?!?

Full review to come closer to publication date!
Amanda Searcy
May 21, 2017 Amanda Searcy rated it it was amazing
I want to see this as a movie! This book sucked me right in. The world building is phenomenal. I was right there with the characters as they competed. The main character is really well developed. He is complicated, yet sympathetic; you can't help but cheer for him. And the ending...the ending! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Interstellar. Space. Contract.

Color me intrigued.
Lisa
Jun 04, 2017 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2017
This felt like a combo of The Hunger Games meets Ender's Game. See how games are a theme? ;)

I was engaged the whole time reading this story - everything about Emmett is fleshed out: his background, his family history and his motivations. The story had great movement, and I LOVED how you never knew quite to expect because Babel is always changing the rules...

My biggest challenge in reading this book was the ending. Just in case anyone is worried about spoilers, I'll hide my comments here, but I d
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Lauren AKA randomfreckles
May 24, 2017 Lauren AKA randomfreckles rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE! PLEASE READ THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT
Please tell me there is another book. This. wrecked. my. life. The characters, the world, everything was executed so well. I am trying to think of critiques, things I didn't like, but I can't find them. My thoughts are so scattered, but this was absolutely fantastic. I am honestly blown away
Sky
May 29, 2017 Sky rated it really liked it
HOW CAN YOU END IT LIKE THAT?!
Andrew Shvarts
Apr 25, 2017 Andrew Shvarts rated it it was amazing
This book. OMFG, THIS BOOK.

Nyxia feels like someone reached into my brain and wrote a book solely out of things I think are awesome. Let's break this down:

- Original and compelling scifi universe, at once totally believable while feeling consistently unique
- A diverse multi-national cast of complicated characters, all written with depth and nuance
- A likable, complex MC, brimming with heart and savvy but never crossing into implausible
- Totally badass action scenes
- Genuinely compelling ethical
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Stefan Bachmann
Feb 21, 2017 Stefan Bachmann rated it it was amazing
This was so fun. It reminded me a bit of Ender's Game (the movie; I haven't read the book), with lots of hi-tech challenges on spaceships, and a group of teens working for adults whose motives are *probably* sinister, but who are wearing such nicely-tailored suits that you can't quite be sure.

There are competitions and rankings à la the first few HP's and Divergent, but there're also a lot of fresh ideas, and interesting characters, and it's all written smoothly and glossily. I especially liked
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Kristin
Jun 15, 2017 Kristin rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I received this ARC from Penguin Random House at this year's BookCon. That booth was a nuthouse and one of the very few things that I picked up from them.

This book was described to me as like Hunger Games except in space and I find that description to be fairly accurate. Another reviewer pegged it as Hunger Games meets Ender's Game and that's a bit more on point.

Nyxia follows Emmett Atwater who has received a mysterious but lucrative invitation from a corporation to join a group trav
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Marco
The true successor to the "Hunger Games", meeting "Ender's Game" with a little of "The Maze Runner" thrown in. "Nyxia" should be your next ultimate YA trilogy obsession.

Babel Communications, a business conglomerate so big it has overtaken Google in this future setting, is gathering a group of 10 teenagers to go to a newly discovered planet called 'Eden'. On 'Eden' there's a substance called 'Nyxia' that can be used to make almost anything, including weapons; it can stretch and formatted then be
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Ema Threse
Jun 05, 2017 Ema Threse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OHMYGOODNESS this book was 10/10 and I am so in love and I need the sequel now and you need to read it now.
 
It's kind of like Divergent meets Ender's Game, and if anyone loved the Remnants series as much as I did, I have a feeling the sequels could have the same amount of philosophy.
 
And I could not put it down.
 
So nyxia is a substance found on another planet that can be manipulated in many ways, and that gives this book a fantastical element. But a realistically fantastical element. Like sci-fi
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Mike & Becca  (Books and Looks)
This book blew me away! The writing was wonderful, the world was created so well and I absolutely just loved every single (extremely diverse) character in this story.

My video review can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ujdgrrV7hos

This story revolves around Emmett, who gets hired by Babel Communicates to board the ship Genesis 11 traveling to the planet Eden along with a small group of other selected kids from around the world. Along their trip they have to compete and train for their place on the
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