Nyxia Unleashed
Young Adult / July 28, 2018

Nyxia #2. Author: Scott Reintgen. E-copy provided by publisher for review, through Netgalley. Summary: 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? My Thoughts: Usually I’m all here for power couples, but in this case the main problem with the book is Emmett and Morning. In a book of complex characters and fleshed out friendships, it’s both strange and jarring to have such a flat romance – as if the author had everything all worked out and put together, and then went “Oh, but we need to put some sex in” (Spoiler alert: No. You…