Title: Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad)
Author: Scott Reintgen
Publish Date: July 17, 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers
# of Pages: 400
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(From Goodreads) 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?
I read Nyxia Unleashed over the course of five days.
Rating (1-5, 5 is exceptional)
Quality of Writing – 4
Pace – 3
Plot Development – 3
Ending – 4
Characters – 2
Enjoyability – 3
Ease of Reading – 3
Overall Rating – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen picks up where Nyxia left off. The Genesis teams lands on Eden and starts exploring the alien planet. As they mine for nyxia, they learn more about Babel’s intentions and the alien beings known as Adamites.
I wanted to love this book. I really did. The story concept is so cool, but I found much of the novel boring. The writing and pacing was fine, but there wasn’t enough there to draw me in and hook me.
I liked learning about the Adamites and what they wanted from the Genesis team. Ever since the first book, there’s been this great unknown—what exactly are the Adamites getting from the agreement with Babel? The reveal was interesting, though the truth was less sinister than what I was thinking. The world building of Eden and Sevenset could have been better. I would have liked to have gotten a better feel for the planet of Eden, Sevenset, and the Adamites as a species. Again, the concept was really cool, but I would have liked to have gone deeper with the plot and characters.
I really liked the ending of the book. A lot happened—it was dramatic and intense—and it makes me want to know what happens in the next book. I appreciate that not everything was wrapped up with a neat and tidy bow—causalities happened on all fronts.
The characters in the book were very shallowly written. Emmett is the main character, and I still feel like I don’t really know who Emmett is. I haven’t formed an attachment to him or any of the other characters. I did like Anton’s role in the book, but there’s not much to Anton’s character either. I want to know more about the characters—I want to understand who they are as people—and this book didn’t give me that.
Overall, I would still recommend this book to those who enjoyed the first book. I still plan on reading the last book in the trilogy and have high hopes for the series ending with a bang. If you’re interested, check out my review of Nyxia!
Thank you to NetGalley for providing the Kindle version of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Do you plan on reading Nyxia Unleashed? If you’ve already read an ARC, what did you think?
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