- File Size: 10919 KB
- Print Length: 375 pages
- Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2017
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MUDIX1Y
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Both curious and suspicious at every turn, [Emmett] is an ideal narrator, and a sequel can’t come soon enough." —The Bulletin
"Emmett’s self-deprecation, wit, and ability to see the good in others will keep readers riveted and eager for the next volume in this planned trilogy." —PW
"Nyxia seems to have a mind of its own, but its mystery will carry over into the sequel, which cannot come soon enough." —VOYA
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About fifty pages from the end the action sort of dies down for a few pages, then races to the last ten pages. When all seems nice and comfy and all the loose ends are tied back together, the rug is yanked one more time for the final pages. I loved it.
I am thankful I was able to read the novel before actual publication (I did pre-ordere it), and my only complaint is having to wait a year or two for book two.
I can't wait to get this book in my classroom to put into kids' hands. It is refreshing to also see a local author and friend have early success in the very tough industry of novel publishing.
Don't read this in three days like I did (275 pages in one sitting), for you'll just long for the second book even sooner. Sigh. Congrats, Mr. Reintgen. You deserve every accolade coming to you for writing such a great story.
This is by far the most ethnically inclusive mainstream YA sci-fi book I've ever read. It tells the story of an African American young man named Emmett who is recruited by a mysterious corporation and promised a LOT of money for completing a top secret mission on a distant planet. The fine print: while en route, he'll have to compete against nine other recruits--all from different countries--in a series of physically and mentally excruciating tasks to secure one of eight spots on the final mission team.
The beauty of this story, though, isn't solely rooted in the diversity of the characters. What really made it a hit for me is that despite the fact that all the recruits come from different countries/cultures, the main conflict really hinges on the one thing all the characters have in common. (I won't say what it is because trying to stay spoiler-free.)
I've never read a book that manages to illustrate the complexity of human motivations while simultaneously keeping the pages turning. Not only could I not put it down... when I got to the end, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Every time Emmett was faced with a moral dilemma--and there were many--I found myself torn. Every single time. There were no easy answers.
And that was my favorite aspect of the story. The depth. The complexity of each character. The constant battle between doing whatever it takes to earn a place on the final team, and maintaining a sense of self and personal integrity.
If I could give it six stars, I would.
This was a really cool futuristic book. We've found life on other planets and also a substance that could change everything. On the planet of Eden, a race called Adamites mine a substance called nyxia. Nyxia does a lot of things, it can be manipulated through thought but as they learn more about it, they learn it can also manipulate. There is much to be feared from this substance that seems to have a mind of its own when it wants to. It can be formed into weapons, medicine, buildings, clothing, etc. Only a nyxia wound cannot be healed by nyxia. The Adamites seem to have a distaste for adults so a group of teenagers are competing for spots on Eden to mine nyxia and bring it back to Earth. They learn to work with each other and with nyxia and also learn many secrets of their benefactor company, Babel, along the way. The book was very intriguing and stayed that way the entire time. I'm so impatient for the second book and this isn't even out yet!
It was absolutely amazing story and I’m really excited to read the next book
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I feel like this is more of a 4.5 star book, as it is a really good sci fi thriller. I loved the team of genesis 11, and really felt their ups and downs. And I want to know more about Babel and what does happen to those not going to Eden, and just everything!
Next book right now please! 😍📚
Just an FYI: Amazon has mentioned Michael Joseph as the publisher for book 1 here, but it's incorrect. Book 1 on Amazon is from Penguin (smaller size) and book 2 is by Michael Joseph. So get ready to have inproportainately sized books! This happened with the Legend series also. Seriously, Amazon? Give me same size/cover books.
Spoiler : you CANNOT leave it one in the climax.
A must read for all ages.