Ultraxenopia Project W.A.R. Book 1 by M.A. PhippsUltraxenopia, the name alone grabs your attention! A dark and sad future, where you don't connect, you don't make friends, you don't show emotion, not even with your parents! The world created here is a sad sad place to imagine, and reading the first half or so was hard. But once you get to...."the next part" you see how much that will impact the way you feel throughout the rest of this series. The characters are deep, and you instantly bond with them and feel a connection. The pace of the story starts racing, and next thing you know, the book is over and you are left wanting. Wanting and needing more. Needing to know what is going to happen, and if the hundreds of possible guesses you have are right. A great dystopian read that will keep you guessing and on the edge of you seat.
BLURBDon’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive. I was wrong. Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality. Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.
Cheree's 5 Star ReviewFantastic, dark, and twisted. I loved it! I can't hardly say it, but I love it. I wasn't expecting what I got out of this, and it left me feeling nervous for what is going to happen! It all feels up in the air and like anything could happen next and the future is not as set as Wynter thinks it is. Lots of excitement, but also lots of sadness. In a world void of emotion and personal connections, where the government makes sure you don't feel, that's a very sad world indeed. Great start to a series I can't wait to continue to read!
About the Author
M. A. Phipps was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1987. In 2009, she moved to London to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Media Communications and Journalism. It was there that she met her husband and they now live in the Southwest where she works fulltime pursuing her true passion: fiction. She enjoys writing any genre, but the majority of her work contains some sort of fantastical element. In 2013, one of her short stories was shortlisted for publication and in the following year, she submitted her first-full length novel to an online writing competition where it was rated second overall out of over two-hundred manuscripts. In 2015, she decided to self-publish her dystopian novel, Ultraxenopia, which was acquired by a publisher five months later. At it's re-release, it became an international bestseller. You can find her online at maphipps.com or through her various social media accounts. www.facebook.com/authormaphipps www.twitter.com/authormaphipps Join her mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bwPpX9