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Nyxia Unleashed: The Nyxia Triad

(The Nyxia Triad #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,361 ratings  ·  545 reviews
Scott Reintgen's sensational dytopian series is back!

Emmett Atwater has bravely survived the voyage through space but his troubles have only just begun. As he resists the power of Babel he realises that he's found himself in a game far more dangerous than he could ever imagine . . .
Published July 17th 2018 by Michael Joseph
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1.) Nyxia

“As the descent begins, I hold on to one truth: I am more than what they would make of me.”

This is such an amazing YA Sci-Fi series that is so beautifully inclusive with some very important themes and discussions. The writing is amazing, I pulled around thirty quotes for this review alone. The characters have completely stolen my heart and soul, and they are a tier above most in all of literature. This series is amazing, and this second installment was everything that I wanted and
Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Considering how badly I fail at enjoying the middle installment of trilogies, I think the fact that I gave this one 3 stars really shows how top notch Reintgen's writing is. Even though I didn't enjoy this one QUITE as much as I did Nyxia, I think it's a really important book that highlights so many wonderful things, mainly a robust diverse character list that is neither forced nor cliche. I found so many wonderful themes encouraging here, especially toward the teenage population, such as the ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read
Nyxia Unleashed is the second book in The Nyxia Triad.
Just like the first book, I absolutely loved this and gave it FIVE well-deserved stars.

This is a YA science-fiction trilogy that is incredibly inclusive. This installment also features a strong undercurrent of social commentary that I thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed.

In this book, our returning protagonist, Emmett Atwater and the rest of the crew have now arrived on the planet previously known as Eden. Throughout their training, Babel,
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Hello darkness my old friend...

(Look, literally no one is more disappointed by this rating than me.)

There was very little focus on any of the characters or dynamics I adored in the first book. Instead, almost all the time was devoted to new characters and relationships that I just didn't give a dang about. (That romance shoehorned in at the end of the last book? Suddenly becomes a BIG deal)


I loved the first book so I am P U M P E D
Tomi Adeyemi
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So after finishing NYXIA last week I pestered Scott for NYXIA UNLEASHED. I was so excited to have the sequel early but now I write this crushed because I loved the sequel and finished it in one sitting and now I can’t pester him for the third book (or can I? we shall see lol)

But in all seriousness, sequels can be so hard and this is a sequel that doesn’t disappoint. It gives us what we loved in book two but with a meaningful conflict that unfolds in interesting and unexpected ways throughout the
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This just-published sequel to Nyxia is a fun YA SF adventure! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

(Recap of Book 1 in this paragraph; I've tried not to be too spoilery) Emmett Atwater, a sixteen-year-old African American from Detroit, has spent the last year on board a spaceship owned by Babel Communications, lured in ― along with nineteen other disadvantaged teenagers from across the globe ― by Babel’s offer of immense wealth if he will travel to Eden and mine as much of the priceless
RELEASE DAY! July 17, 2018

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1):

Thank you Random House/Crown Books and Netgalley for providing an eARC!

This book doesn't come out until July (yes, read another one crazy early), but I couldn't resist. I won't go into it because it's too early and spoilers and all. But, I do think it delivered, and was a good second book in a trilogy. It's different from book one enough to keep things interesting. It didn't feel like a "filler" book at all. STUFF HAPPENS.

I like how Morning
Scott Reintgen
Jul 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
In just a handful of days, Nyxia Unleashed will hit shelves. I am pretty proud of this book. I wrote the first draft of it while I was abroad and thought I'd hit it out of the park. Second book slump?! Not this guy. I turned it into my editor and she replied a few months later. She didn't like the main conflict, or the side conflict, or the other side conflict... When I mentioned that was the whole book, she said that's what we need to talk about. It was pretty painful, but I would go on to ...more
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
[4.5/5 stars] I’m really pleased with this sequel. The story seems more in line with what I think people were expecting from the first book: highly-trained teens dropped on an alien planet to mine Nyxia. There was less competition in this book than the first, and I missed a bit of that head-to-head drama, but the good character dynamics remained strong. What it offered instead was a new world to explore – complete with diverse flora and fauna, a fascinating planetary history, and indigenous ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen is the second book in the young adult science fiction fantasy The Nyxia Triad series. In the first book of the series the Babel Corporation had recruited ten teens including Emmett Atwater. The group was from all around the world and didn’t know why they had been recruited but when offered a contract with the company that would change not only their own lives but their families they had to accept.

The contract was offered to get the recruits to leave Earth and
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nyxia Unleashed was one of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and I'm glad to say it did not disappoint. I loved the first book in this series, and much like Nyxia , the second installment maintains the same standard for intrigue, dynamic plot and fantastic characters. I read this in one sitting, which does say something about its ability to capture and maintain the reader's interest.
As this is a second book and I very much dislike spoilers, I can only safely say that the world building
Emer (A Little Haze)
I do like this series.

I swore I wasn't going to read this because I had completely forgotten the plot of book one so I said to myself, I won't preorder it. Nope. I'll wait until book 3 is released and do a massive series read... Then somehow it's like a minute after midnight when this is released and I find myself downloading it so apparently my word counts for naught!!!

This was possibly a slower paced read than book one but I'm currently super fatigued and unable to focus on anything for
Karen’s Library
Nyxia Unleashed was probably my most anticipated release for 2018! I loved Nyxia so much and couldn't wait to experience more of Emmett and the gang.

And, yowza!! Scott Reintgen did not disappoint! This second book follows Emmett and his surviving shipmates to the planet Eden where they mine Nyxia for the Babel Corporation. There they encounter the alien Adamites (well, actually, the humans are the aliens in Eden!)

The action and world building are just as impressive in this second book as in
Montzalee Wittmann
Nyxia Unleashed
The Nyxia Triad, Book 2
By: Scott Reintgen
Narrated by: Sullivan Jones, Alex Romashov, Carol Monda
The story continues from book one, read book one first! The teens land on the planet to meet the aliens. Soon they find things aren't as they were told. They seem to be lied to by both Babel and the aliens. Things get very interesting! Loved it! Can't wait for the next book!
Great narration!

Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
“We’re weapons. They made us this way.
And we’re coming for them.”*

Now that Emmet and the rest of the genesis crew members have made it to Eden they discover that just Babel has more up their sleeve for them than just harvesting Nyxia. While navigating the tenuous relationship with the Adamites and the dangers that the planet presents the team must decide who they trust.

The Story-
Picking up right where the first book leaves off the team struggles with what Babel has put them through to get
Bitchin' Reads
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Update: 12/5/2017

LOOK AT THE COVER. *heart eyes* Ooooh, aaaah.


I need this pretty much now. My bookhangover from Nyxia is still amped up and doesn't appear to be letting up any time soon. :'(
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-sci-fi
Thank you Crown Books for Young Readers & Netgalley for the arc in exchange for a honest review

Buddy Read with Melanie@ Meltotheany

To be back with some of my fave characters is probably THE highlight of this reading month...

UPDATE—-> easiest 5 stars ever!!! Gahhhh! Please stop sleeping on this series, Nyxia is THE YA SCI-FI YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU NEED IN YOUR LIVES! GUSH review to come tomorrow 5/21/18 on LAIR OF BOOKS (link is in the bio)


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Chelsies Crazy4Books
This sequel starts out with our main character Emmett landing on a new planet with the other chosen teenagers from the Genesis crew. Despite knowing something just isnt right, they decide to keep working for Babel mining Nyxia while the bide their time and figure out whats really going on. Meanwhile we get to explore a whole new world and meet the inhabitants. The pace wasnt as intense as the first book, but I enjoyed getting to learn about the Adamites culture and the variety of deadly ...more
Pretty good, but it didn't draw me in the way Nyxia did. The shakeups of the first book have left some fallout to be dealt with, and I liked the storyline and where things went, but there were some things missing for me.

My main criticism is that I wanted Nyxia Unleashed to go deeper than it chose to. For example, some of the boys were clearly suffering from PTSD following their landing on Eden, but it was kind of brushed off. I know that they are making their way through things on their own, but
They were just kids trying to make a better life for their families in a dystopian world. They gave up everything to work for Babel, mining nyxia, the most valuable material in the world. They were taught to survive against all odds and to stop at nothing to achieve their goals, but when Emmett, Morning and the rest finally reach their destination, they will uncover the lies they were fed and learn to survive, thrive and trust in one another as they come face to face with the indigenous ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good sequel that sets up the next book very well! Leaves you very excited for the next book because so much is packed into these 400 pages! There was a lot more character development in this one then I thought there would be. The first book had a lot but this one has a significant amount for a sequel and it actually added to the plot. I really did enjoy this book and am excited to see how the triad turns out in the next book.

My quick and simple overall: really good sequel that adds
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Emmett thought Babel’s game sounded easy. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises. Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally, their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia 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
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I didn’t quite like this as much as the first book, but it was still really good and exciting!

The world building was amazing
Tyler J [They/He] Gray
*Grabby hands* I loved Nyxia and can't wait for this sequel! The synopsis and cover, please hurry up and get here release date!
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Actual Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

Wow I was so bored and just didn't care about anything in this book?! I don't know what happened because I loved Nyxia so so much! But this one just wasn't cutting it for me. I think maybe reading it during the stress of finals and finishing up school made me not so engaged in it?? Not too sure, I just know that I was majorly bored. But the writing is so fantastic though, that's really what pulled me through is that I really love the writing a lot and just thank God for
The Captain
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Ahoy there me mateys! I received this young adult sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

This be the fourth book in me e-Arc Extravaganza Challenge wherein I attempt to read 5 books before their July 17th release date. Only one to go. Arrr!

I absolutely loved the first book and was
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-btr
Thanks to the folks at Netgalley for giving me early access to this book, review to come as the release date gets closer, all I have to say is I love this trilogy and this sequel is a step in the right direction.
Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔

guess who got an arc of thissssss ?!?

Holy shit. Someone GET ME THIS BOOK RIGHT TF NOW!!!
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was crazy! There was so much going on and we kept getting all this new information and I was totally engrossed the whole time. In this book, the group is now on Eden and in contact with the Adamites, aka Imago, and exploring the new world. I felt like you never knew who you could trust, or what people's motives were and I was trying to piece together information to find out what was going on. I don't totally love Emmett and Morning, but I do love Anton and Alex and want more of that ...more
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
4.5 stars
"Fallen angels were cast down to Earth and became demons. When Babel cast us out, it’s in fire and blood and steel. As the descent begins, I hold onto one truth: A am more than what they would make of me.”
Nyxia Unleashed starts wright where book 1 leaves off as Emmett and the Genesis crews are on their way down to Eden. But they soon discover that it’s not the paradise they thought and they have more reason than ever to distrust Babel. But they might not be the only ones keeping
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Scott Reintgen grew up in North Carolina, and took full advantage of the fact that he lived on the same street as fourteen of his cousins. It could be a little crowded, but he threw a few elbows and carved out a space for himself as the family storyteller. He enjoyed the role so much that he decided to spend most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This led to a ...more

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