Ultraxenopia (Project W.A.R. #1) by M.A. Phipps (Review by Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed)


Title: Ultraxenopia (Project W.A.R. #1)

Author: M.A. Phipps 

Published Date: January 19th 2016

Genre: YA/NA Dystopian


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Don’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.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed’s  Review***
WOW. WOW. WOW! Talk about making her mark on the book world, I believe this is M.A. Phipps’ debut novel and I would have never guessed in a million years that she was a new voice in the industry. She writes as though she has been creating stories for decades. This story and this author is why I am so grateful that technology has made it a little easier for people to get stories published!!
Ok so now the book; it was such an intense read. I was so involved in the story I forgot to blink! I think some of the reason this might fall under NA is due to violence that happens to the main character Wynter and some of the things she does. I suggest definitely 16 and up for that reason. When I started reading the story it felt a little like Divergent but only in the fact of taking a test to decide their career path. This doesn’t take away from the fact that this story was absolutely amazing. It’s a darker read but intriguing and captivating all while feeling the emotional elements as if I was right there. The characters are superbly developed. The story just flows through a natural evolution with ups and downs.


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  • Christine #NerdGirlPixie

    I’ve seen this one more than once lately, it may have to hit my lists.

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