Mini Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mini Review: Nyxia by Scott ReintgenNyxia by Scott Reintgen
Series: The Nyxia Triad #1
Published by Crown Books (9.12.2017)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eARC, 384 pages
Source: NetGalley

4 Stars

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.


Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And 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.

My thoughts

It’s been a long time since I read Nyxia, so I don’t remember much of it. While it didn’t stick with me like I’d hoped, I did really enjoy it while I was reading! I love sci-fi, so this one was definitely a Jessi book.

I loved the concept of the Nyxia itself, soooo awesome! I loved the idea of being able to control it and mold it into whatever you want with your mind. I definitely look forward to learning more about it in the next book!

The shining point of this book was the incredible cast of diverse characters. I loved how Scott brought them all together! Obviously with many different cultures there would be a language barrier, but it was perfectly and brilliantly handled. I would love to see more of that in future sci-fi books!

There’s not much else I can say about this book other than it’s a cinematic, action-packed novel that I would recommend to anyone who loves sci-fi. I can’t wait to see where Scott takes things in book 2!

Overall Assessment

Plot: 4/5
Premise: 4.5/5
Writing style: 4/5
Originality: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
World-building: 4/5
Pace: 4/5
Feels: 3/5
Overall rating: 4/5

Jessi (Geo)

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