I read Danielle’s post and thought it was a great idea to talk about my current read considering I haven’t written a review in ages. I think it’s a great idea to do a post about what you’re reading because depending on your schedule, it might be difficult to review a book right away. For instance, many of us are participating in Nanowrimo right now and are more focused on writing than on reading. That’s why I’m doing What Are You Reading Wednesday!
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Summary: Nyxia is about Emmett and nine other recruits (many of which are poor) who are offered riches beyond their wildest dreams by Babel Communications if they agree to leave Earth and fly to another planet, Eden. There’s a catch —– only 8 recruits will be selected so they must compete against each other in order to actually partake in the mission. The other catch? They have to mine a substance that costs trillions of dollars on earth at the risk of getting killed by the species native to that planet. They must train, fight, and risk it all. Full of secrets and enemies and spies, Nyxia is sure to put you on edge.
Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content? Content 🙂 I love young adult science fiction. I also read about the author, who teaches English. His students are from primarily urban communities and didn’t feel they had books that represented them. He wants every student to enter his classroom and see themselves in books.
Who is your favorite character so far, and why? OHH. There’s so many in this one, 10 actually. Besides the main character, Emmett, my favorite is the Japanese girl named Kaya. Kaya befriends Emmett and is a very compassionate character. She’s also overly curious, which eventually gets her in trouble. She’s always understanding and helps Emmett.
Will you finish this one? YES! I’m just behind on my reading and stopped 3/4 through to start reading my next cycle of books.
Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of…(other books, movies, tv shows…) This book reminds me of Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games combined. I absolutely love this book more than The Hunger Games because we’re more up close and personal with the competitors and it represents a variety of backgrounds.
What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…) This is a diverse read! The main character Emmett is black. There are competitors from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and America. I can tell the author put a lot of thought and research into writing authentic and unique characters.
I don’t know anyone to tag, but I tag anyone who reads this! 😉
What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments below.