Welcome to my stop on the Nyxia Unleashed book tour! Thank you to Rockstar Book Tours for organizing the tour and allowing me to participate as a tour stop!
About the Book
Title: Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2)
Author: Scott Reintgen
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
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-octane 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?
ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
My only disappointment with Nyxia was that we never actually got to see the Genesis kids make it down to Eden, which is why I think I enjoyed this so much better! I was worried that it would suffer from the dreaded Second Book Syndrome, but thankfully Nyxia Unleashed was just as action-packed and fast-paced as the first book.
Nyxia Unleashed picks up right where Nyxia ended: it starts out right in the middle of all the action, and never slows down once. The world-building was expanded in this book: Scott Reintgen did a great job with the introduction and descriptions of the alien planet and the unique creatures Emmett and the others encountered. We also got to see them finally meet and interact with the mysterious Adamites, as well as learn more about this other lifeform and their home.
“I told my team when we landed and I’m going to tell you all again so you don’t forget it: we have each other. We can’t count on Babel. We can’t count on the Imago. We have each other. Shoulder to shoulder. Fathom?”
I also really loved how the characters and their relationships changed and grew. The characters in Nyxia Unleashed transition from a competitive environment onboard Genesis, to landing on a completely different world. It was wonderful to see them adapt to the circumstances: rivalries were set aside or evolved into partnerships, friendships grew stronger, and a sense of family formed among them as they all understood the need to stick together in order to survive and achieve their common goal.
If you enjoyed Nyxia, I would highly recommend continuing the series with Nyxia Unleashed! The Nyxia Triad is perfect for fans of well-written, unique, and fast-paced sci-fis. I can’t wait to read the final book in the trilogy!
★ ★ ★ ★
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Reintgen was always a back-row dreamer. As early as kindergarten, teachers noticed his tendency to stare out of classroom windows and disappear to more interesting elsewheres. In high school, he began laboring away on the opening chapter of his first fantasy novel. One of his favorite English teachers agreed to read the pages and the very next day she switched him (illegally) out of Spanish and into a Creative Writing class. The story got tossed eventually, but he never lost the confidence he was given by that single act of empowering faith.
Convinced he would one day be a writer, Scott spent most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This eventually led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in North Carolina. He strongly believes that every student who steps into his classroom has the right to see themselves, vibrant and victorious and on the page. It’s his hope to encourage a future full of diverse writers. As he’s fond of reminding his students, “You have a story to tell and you’re the only one who can tell it.”
As for his own writing, Scott continues to follow in the footsteps of his favorite authors. It was Tolkien who once wrote, “The fairy gold (too often) turns to withered leaves when it is brought away. All I can ask is that you, knowing all these things, will receive my withered leaves, as a token at least that my hand once held a little of the gold.” And Scott hopes his books are a trail of withered leaves that might lead readers to the bright elsewheres through which he constantly finds himself wandering.
He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Katie, and family.
Three (3) winners will win a finished copy of Nyxia Unleashed. US Only.