Betrayed by Family. Tortured by the Enemy. Destined to Destroy the World.
Wynter Reeves lives by three rules: Don't stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. In a world where individuality is dangerous, being forgettable keeps her alive.
Until she begins showing signs of a rare disease, drawing the unwanted attention of the State's sinister research facility, the DSD. Apprehended against her will for testing, Wynter becomes the subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter, who is determined to make sense of her condition.
However, Dr. Richter's intentions are less than noble, and after months of horrifying experimentation, Wynter jumps at the chance to escape her captors. But freedom isn't what she expected, and as her symptoms worsen, she must make a choice. One that will determine not only her future...
But the fate of the world.
ULTRAXENOPIA is the first book in the Project W. A. R. trilogy, which readers have compared to The Giver, Divergent, and The Hunger Games!
"I would give this 10 stars if I could! It's got action, suspense, and a smidge of a romance. It's got twists and turns that you will not see coming." ★★★★★
"For fans of dystopia, you'll find the elements that are beloved in every dystopian book. There are elements included in Ultraxenopia that can be found in books like 1984, Divergent, Unwind, and many others and Phipps pulls each of them off in a brilliant way." ★★★★★
"A truly classic dystopian in that it had the dark totalitarian regime, the bleak atmosphere, and terrifying villains." ★★★★★
Very good book! One critique: A little repetitive in the characters thoughts throughout the book. But overall I couldn’t put it down and eager to read more!
Also, I’m an adult👍
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I want to start by saying I love YA dystopian books. I haven't read one in a long time because I feel like most newer YA is either overly focused on romance or is poorly written. I do like a romance subplot, but I want the focus to be the action.
Let me just say that Ultraxenopia checked a lot of boxes for me: strong female lead, potential for romantic subplot but not the focus of the story, corrupt government, SCIENCE, rebels, you know, all the good stuff about YA dystopian. So I had really high hopes for this book. What I wasn't expecting was how beautifully it would be written. M.A Phipps has a way of putting words together that sound beautiful, something that I think is missing in a lot of books these days. Not only is the story itself compelling, deep, and fast paced, but the writing is so beautiful that I found myself wanting to take my time with the story (which is something I rarely do anymore).
I thought Wynter was a believable main character and at times I was yelling at the book because Wynter doesn't always make the right choices. I like a main character that is flawed because its more realistic than to think someone always magically knows what is the right path to take. I found myself invested in both Ezra and Jenner as characters and bounced back and forth between which one I liked more. Typically I'm drawn to the villains and Dr. Richter is truly my kind of guy. Being a scientist myself I can almost understand how he got to this point. Almost. You know, minus the torture and killing. :)
Overall I will say that I was blown away with this debut novel and I can't wait to continue on with the series and see what happens! Thank you M.A Phipps, for pulling me out of my reading slump!
It was a good book would recommend