NyxiaUnleashed-ScottReintgenFrom the moment Emmett Atwater accepted Babel’s proposal, he knew his life would never be the same. In his mind, he was doing something good for his family in the hopes of changing their lives for the better. Reality, however, soon sets in, exposing him to Babel’s sordid truths. Plunged into the heart of their mission, he and his friends realize that nothing is as it seems. With Nyxia at the heart of their troubles, they know they’ll have to work together every step of the way if they’re to thwart Babel’s every plan.

Nyxia Unleashed picks up where book one left off, giving us an even broader view of the plight Emmett and his friends now find themselves in. They’ve been tasked with going down to Eden and mining as much of the Nyxia as possible. Babel needs the material to further broaden their horizons, as well as well their own pockets.

Further branching out the world he’s created, Scott opens up our minds when it comes to Emmett and his friends, Nyxia, the Adamites, and Babel itself. Each of these aspects are complex, forming cohesive pieces of the puzzle. Granted, some of the pieces are immersed in darkness, prompting Emmett and his friends to push it aside in the hopes of making sense of everything going on around them.

We’ve been given such an immersive story. One that makes us question every aspect of this beautiful world. I often found myself imagining what the Adamites looked like. When it came to Emmett, I always saw him as a light-colored boy with dark hair and eyes. With a recent picture the author shared, I soon realized Emmett is far from what I thought he’d be. So much so, that I found myself wanting to know more about him and the family he left behind in the hopes of changing the world they lived in.

While Nyxia Unleashed tidied up several loose threads book one left behind, it also gave us a few things to mull over. I do wonder if Babel will ever have its comeuppance. They’ve wreaked havoc on Emmett and his friends. Countless lives have been lost in their search for something better. Looking forward to seeing what happens next once book three comes along.

 

 

Synopsis:

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?

 

 

ScottReintgenAbout The Author:

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 career teaching English and Creative Writing in the great state of North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and family.

To his great delight, the demand for stories and storytellers is alive and well. As such, he can often be found at local coffee shops laboring over stories that he hopes his family, and fans, will love.

Website: https://itspronouncedrankin.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Scott_Thought

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