Ultraxenopia by M.A.Phipps
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.
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This new adult dystopian story captured my imagination from the outset and I couldn’t get enough of Wynter Reeves and her harrowing story. I’m so glad I decided to read it; I simply couldn’t put it down!
The character development was strong and I believed in the relationships. Especially, Wynter’s reactions to both captivity by the State and the Phoenix community. On the day of Wynter Reeves has her 21 birthday she has to take a placement test, she has been trying to blend in and stay invisible but the day of the test everything changes. She becomes very visible and a target for of the DSD where she after getting the diagnose Ultraxenopia is used as a lab rat. Wynter begins having visions of the future. A future where no one survives. How does Wynter get away from the state? How does she find a group of survivors that are living off the grid? After all, what Wynter experienced what survived and saw, she decides to run away from the place where she was safe. From the place where she could experience love. The only reason to save the love of people who accepted it to protect yourself and how your man. All because there a cure? Wynter did not want to be the one who you can become. She does not want anyone’s death, nor wants to be a weapon. This is all that is who she is. Wynter wants to prevent what she saw. She decides to save all to herself.