Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
When the company Babel Communications offers 10 teens the opportunity to embark on an epic space adventure guaranteed to make them rich, Emmett signs on. This will change his family’s fortune and get his mom that kidney transplant she is literally dying for. Once on board the space ship traveling to distant planet Eden to harvest the new “black gold,” Nyxia, Emmett learns he must compete aggressively for one of the eight spots available – two teens will fail and lose out on the riches. Emmett will do just about anything to make sure he isn’t on the loser list, but as the competition turns increasingly desperate and deadly, he must decide which is more important: winning or staying true to his values? (The Nyxia Triad #1)
Crown Books, September 12, 2017, 377 pages, MS/HS.
Sequel: Nyxia Unleashed - expected publication July 17, 2018.
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