Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
In the not-so-distance future, Babel Communications dominates the world of business. The multi-billion dollar company swallowed Google in 2036 and has been the Goliath of space travel for decades. After discovering the existence of a habitable planet 63 years ago, Babel decided to keep their discovery secret. The best kept secret in the world, or the more precisely, the galaxy has finally been revealed after a world-wide recruitment of young astronauts to travel to the new planet.
The planet was called Eden, after God’s paradise. A new hope for humanity, Eden is rich in resources and can fully sustain human life. It even has its own species, aliens if you will.
Ten young astronauts around the age of 15 were recruited to travel to the new planet for reasons they were not told till they signed their names across a dotted line. Why does Babel want to send adolescents to Eden? How developed are Eden’s species? Babel, is not all what it seems, infested with secrets and lies, Babel will do anything to succeed in becoming the most powerful company in the galaxy.
Emmett, an american teen was one of the recruited candidates. He doesn’t come from privilege or money, his dad works three jobs to put food on the table and his mom has been ill for quite some time.
TEEN RATING: If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be ‘diverse’. One of the most outstanding books that I’ve ever read, Nyxia is a must read for fans of The Maze Runner and Ender’s Game. Nyxia’s characters are diverse and feel real, I felt joy and sadness for Emmett and the rest of the recruits. Tense, exciting and immersive, Nyxia is definitely one of my favourite science fiction books. 4.8/5 11+