Book Review: Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen


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?

Book Review:

Nyxia Triad is one of the series I never knew – at least, with no expectations that I would enjoy reading. It is that one young adult science-fiction novel that will make my imagination burst into beautiful outer space origin of a new world that will challenge my perspective on the cruel, devastating, and yet thrilling plans of Babel to Genesis members.

It started right away on the implications of the difficulty on preparing the surviving members from the last book. How they are trying to cope up on the last challenge for survival? They are mourning for what they have became. Will they be able to face the struggles in a new world? What would the world of Eden – Magnesia and Glacia – will offer to them? Longing of Earth and Family is very evident on the book. Reintgen weaved his book from a hopeful to terrifying and courageous characters in this second installment.

This book exudes so much of diversity – to accept one another despite cultural differences and traditional upbringing. Cooperation, justice, benefit of the doubt, and trust are evident in this book – it shows how the characters developed throughout their experiences during their journey from space to the new world that they are yet to discover.

Reintgen didn’t just gave a novel – it is a book that has a heart that talks how Emmett became a center of a group, where his colleagues and friends could open freely to him. I can definitely relate with this book – I could see Emmett in myself – that one neutral friend where everybody opens up to with understanding, patience and support for other friends. Looking back on how Mr. Scott portrays that kind of action, it is quite amazing because despite being in a new world of unknown – Emmett is watching his friends’ back. Which is a good message that the readers could get from.

What would they do in a new environment with so much uncertainty while being eaten by demons of the past? They laugh. They smile. They try to be sane. They compete and have fun. I believe this is what Scott Reintgen wanted us to see, when compared to life, if you decided to take that one leap out of your comfort zone – just enjoy the moment and laugh. Breathe and relax. Things may not come your way at the soonest but it will. I love how I could notice those small details and can relate to life experience being Nyxia Unleashed a science-fiction.

This book surprises me into a new level. I had a hunch. It turns out it was as I thought it would be but it wasn’t where the story is going. That’s where I want to commend and applaud Scott Reintgen for writing an intricate literature that challenges the mind of its readers. It was a fast-paced book and definitely, I would like to read more of what would the characters become in the future installment.

Nyxia Unleashed is a wonder novel. It represents a lot of race with its diverse selection of character – Reintgen is trying to tell us that no matter where you come from, it is possible for those people to blend in and to understand each other. The novel implies friendship, support, love, moreover – it emphasized that even interaction with aliens could be possible without violence. Scott Reintgen manipulates his book into a powerful tool that will render as a catalyst to young audiences for an open mind and a good heart.


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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.


5 thoughts on “Book Review: Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

  1. I LOVE your review!!! so excited to see Nyxia Unleashed out in the world tomorrow, I really enjoyed this one. I didn’t think it could get any better than the first but Reintgen really blew me away. I’m so attached to these characters, Emmett especially. That is a wonderful trait for you to have, someone who is understanding and sort of a shoulder to lean on and even a leader to follow. Again, lovely review! glad you enjoyed the read 🙂


    1. OMG LILLYYYY!!! Same sentimentsss! I didn’t even know what should I expect with Nyxia Unleashed but this book BLEW my mind. I didn’t expect the twist. I thought they would do “it” and it COULD BE HORRIFYING. Consider me impressed with Mr. Scott Reintgen. I wish to see him someday!! Plus, THANK YOU FOR THIS COMMENT! I wish I could spoil people about the book but I can’t. I need to stop. BUT I WANT. So hard. Thank youuuuuuu!


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