So, I am especially happy to be posting this as it was this book which was my first Netgalley acceptance, so, although I had to wait a while to post this review, know that I wanted to post it ages ago and share this amazing book with you.
And when I say amazing, I mean amazing. This was one book that pulled me in quickly and then left me wanting more at the end.
If you're a fan of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner or The Testing series by Joelle Charbonneau then I'm sure you'll love this series too.
So, here it is:
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.
At first, when I started reading this book, I was worried I wouldn't be able to get into it easily, as sometimes I have trouble when a book has a male POV. But, my worries were for nought, I got sucked into this world so quickly, enough that I had trouble putting my kindle down! (unfortunately I had to as the week I was reading this was a full work week, so I had to read it during breaks - though I did end up being a bit late back from breaks because I lost track of time while reading this)
But, isn't it just great when you find a book that you just don't want to put down? It just shows how amazing that book is.
I loved the way the author wrote the characters, especially the main character Emmett, it was so easy to connect to Emmett in the book, which was unusual for me as I sometimes have trouble connecting with with male characters.
One thing I loved was the way that the author had Emmett filing away his emotions under different letters e.g A for Anger, it was an interesting way to get the reader to connect with emotions. In fact, I think it just helped to make this book an emotional rollercoaster, with all the ups and downs and different emotions shown throughout.
One thing I'm sure anyone would agree on who has read this or who will read this book is that there are so many twists and turns, and all because of the machinations of the company Babel, who was in charge of the space mission. Babel has so many secrets that it had me trying to guess them all while reading, and let me tell you, I didn't even manage to come close to guessing what the secrets were (of the ones that were revealed in this book).
I've been left trying to guess what the other twists will be in the next book, and I'm sure that Scott Reintgen will not disappoint in that respect, but I just feel like I can't wait for the next book to come out!
I give this book: 5 Cats!
I give this book: 5 Cats!
All I can say about this book is that it will leave you hooked and wanting more, so I think you should all read it if you love SciFi books!