Date Published: September 12, 2017
Published By: Crown Books for Young Readers
Edition Read: e-arc
Dates Read: 8/9/18-8/10/18
Goodreads 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.
My Thoughts: I received an early review copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A competition in space to go to a new planet to mine a mysterious new product. It was just as epic and amazing as that sounds. I really loved our main character Emmett, and honestly, the side characters were all pretty good as well. I loved the twists that got thrown at us. The mystery surround Babel kept me very interested. The end was such a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next one as soon as my copy comes into the library. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a sci-fi with a competition aspect to it.