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Nyxia Unleashed

Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, AudibleB&NiBooksTBD

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-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?

Last year I read Nyxia, and I thought it was a really good book.  It was the perfect science fiction novel that I had pretty much always wanted to read, and now Nyxia Unleashed is coming into the world, and it adds so much more depth and excitement to the story.

I don’t want to too in depth in my review for Nyxia Unleashed, because I don’t want to give too much away, but let me say that I really loved reading this.  The book does a great job of picking up where Nyxia leaves off, and it adds a whole new layer.  I’ve read a lot of series that have a bit of a disappointment when it comes to the second book, but this isn’t the case – this book was actually better than the first!  I absolutely fell in love with this and couldn’t put it down from the time I picked it up until I had finished it.

The characters in this book are still as amazing as the first, if not even more interesting and well written.  The author really writes the book in such a way that brings them right off the page and to life, definitely making the book really exciting.  I love when characters are so well written, and this is done perfectly!

The writing is probably my favorite part – it’s so captivating and exciting, almost pulse pounding.  It’s fast paced and full of excitement – never a dull moment and no slow pacing or anything slightly boring in sight – nope, it’ll keep you on your toes and interested the whole way through.

The story in this one continues the last one and is an incredible addition with so much to offer.  I also really love the cover – the orange really compliments the blue of the first book and they look super awesome together!

Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review – Thank you!


Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: May 4, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 377

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Audible, B&NiBooksTBD

Synopsis: 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.

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.

Note: I went with this website domain instead of because, let’s be honest, my name’s really hard to pronounce. Rather than make people suffer through trying to spell it every time, I thought this would be easier!

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4 Responses to Blog Tour: Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen – Review and Giveaway!

  1. Linda Romer says:

    Hi Scott! I loved Nyxia and I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing Nyxia Unleashed. Thank you

  2. Danielle Hammelef says:

    You had me at Detroit, then made me really want to read this series based on the space setting. Can’t wait!

  3. I’ve heard amazing things about this series and am really looking forward to reading it!
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