Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen
Reviewed by Sam!
In the highly anticipated Nyxia Triad series finale, Emmett and the Genesis team must join forces with a surprising set of allies if they’re ever to make it home alive.
Desperate to return home to Earth and claim the reward Babel promised, Emmett and the Genesis team join forces with the Imago. Babel’s initial attack left their home city in ruins, but that was just part of the Imago’s plan. They knew one thing Babel didn’t. This world is coming to an end.
Eden’s two moons are on a collision course no one can prevent. After building eight secret launch stations, the Imago hoped to lure Babel down to their doomed planet as they left it behind. A perfect plan until the Genesis team’s escape route was destroyed.
Now the group must split up to survive the hostile terrain and reach another launch station. As both sides struggle for the upper hand, the fight leads inevitably back into space, where Emmett, his crewmates, and their new allies will fight one final battle for control of the Genesis ships. Win this time, and they’ll survive Babel’s twisted game once and for all. As the Imago world falls, this is the last chance to rise.
Synopsis from Goodreads
What I drank prior: Prolly a whole bottle of wine. Had a glass to kill off a bottle and then between Ginny and I we killed two more so at least a whole bottle.
Spoiler-free Overview: So this is the finale to the Nyxia Triad and if you don’t know what’s up already… sry. Check our reviews for book 1 and book 2 please before you read this. There will be some serious spoilers…
…still with me? Ok so our man Emmett and our bae Morning are on the planet and all hell has broken loose. We know that the moons gonna collide, we know Babel bad, we know they gotta get the hell out or die. K? K.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: This was such a WILD ride. I was so nervous the whole damn time. These characters are my kids and shit got REAL. If you haven’t read it, you’re not ready. It’s not possible.
Characters: our faves get the best full and complete arcs on this. Emmett is my book boyfriend. He knows what’s up. Morning… omg… I just… ok sam get your shit together… MORNING is the best. She’s one of those ladies who is just such a great woman character. She’s got her bae, but like, she still sees the team as a unit. No one is left behind. She knows when to bring her personal feelings in and when it’s the time to send that shit to the back burner and realize the world is literally ending and maybe this isn’t the time. Take a bow, Scott. You win with Morning.
We also have Roathy and Speak and Bilal and Longwei and god damn. Scott did such a good job making me love people even though I hated them. And that’s an underrated skill that we don’t talk about a lot. And it’s great.
Plot: I didn’t have time to breathe with this book. It was go go go the whole time. Every time you think you’re good, you’re not. Every time you think you’re gonna die you may or may not. Shrug who knows. I liked the way it ended, maybe a bit too…. idk…. fairy tale? But how can it be with everything they went through. That’s my literal only con.
Writing Style: no one can make me care so much about side characters like Scott can. No one can describe a very very real science thing that happens like MOONS COLLIDING without making me snooze like Scott can. It’s just so good.
World Building: I love this world. A lot of my final questions were answered. Shit, I forgot there was this one bit, where the Adamites and the humans were in a battle and the Adamite was like “alright on my mark 1-2-3….” and the humans shoot… and the Adamites are pissed cause EVERYONE KNOWS you go on 4… DUH. I lol’d. Details like that are amazingly woven through this series as a whole.
What to pair it with: honestly? The world is gonna die, drink whatever you want. But for me, that’s a Parker-poured Vodka Soda with extra lime. And by Parker-poured I mean it’s like a vodka spritzer.
Rating: 4.5/5 shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: When was the last time you had a book that made you so nervous you had to put it down?
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,