“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.”


*I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for review from Penguin Random House and NetGalley. All opinions stated are my own.*

This book was a very interesting read for me.

I was very happy to receive an ARC copy of this book for review from NetGalley as well as the publisher. It had a very interesting synopsis which made me want to read from the minute I was able to download it.

I must say that I was very satisfied with the way that this book turned out.

I really loved all the characters featured in this book. Emmett was a character that had a very distinct point of view and was so interesting to read from. Seeing the events that played out throughout the book through his eyes made the story even more enjoyable. His interactions with the other characters were great. I also really liked a majority of the side characters. I think my favorite character was Kaya. She was such a strong female character that had this bit of sass to hear that made us, the readers, not want to mess with her. Her death in the middle of the book was one that I had not scene coming and it was sad to she her go but the impact that she left behind on the rest of the characters could be felt. All of the characters were portrayed perfectly in this book and I can’t wait to see them develop over the course of the rest of the series.

I liked how that there was a hint of romance going on throughout the book. I was routing for Kaya and Emmett to get together for the majority of the book. I think that they would have been great together if Kaya hadn’t died. I’m not sure if I am exactly a fan of Emmett and Morning together but it will be interesting to see what happens to them together in the future.

The plot is were this book went down for me. It was very enjoyable for the most part but it felt like it just dragged on. It was longer than it actually needed to be. I think that the author tried to put way to many things into one plot. There was way to many things going on. There were a ton of twists and turns around every corner that I didn’t see coming and that is what kept me interested in the story.

Overall, this book was a great read. I think that if you like Science-Fiction book following more than one main character and has a ton of diversity, than you would probably really enjoy it. I can’t wait to see were the story it goes from here.