This week I chose Nyxia by Scott Reintgen!
Emmett Atwater agrees to leave Earth behind when Babel Communications offers him a fortune. The catch? He has to launch into deep space to get it. One of ten selected recruits, Emmett boards the company's spaceship and sets course for a planet that Babel has kept hidden from the rest of the world.
Before long, Emmett discovers that all of Babel's recruits have at least one thing in common: they're broken. Broken enough that Babel can remold them however it pleases.
Every training session is a ruthless competition where friendships are tested and enemies are made. Each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden-- where they will mine nyxia, a substance that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.
But Babel's ship is full of secrets. Secrets about the volatile substance they're hoping to mine, about the reclusive humanoids already living on Eden, and about the true intentions for the recruits.
Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.
One of my favorite genres is science fiction, but young adult doesn't have too many of them out there. It is yet again a book about teenagers fighting to the death, but hopefully the setting and the characters allow the book to stick out from the crowd. Plus, it's been quite a while since I've read YA sci fi (think United by Melissa Landers) and I'm nipping at the bud to read this!
Are you looking forward to Nyxia? Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!
Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!