Type X

Project W. A. R. Book 2

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
262 Pages
Reviewed on 12/23/2016
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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

Type X by M.A. Phipps continues the story of Project W.A.R. It is the second book in a series, and it would be strongly recommended to read the excellent book 1 first to fully understand the plot. Wynter Reeves has been turned into the State’s weapon, with a collar not only allowing her control over her destructive powers, but also controlling her in a way. Every day, Richter takes some of her blood, and almost every day, Wynter is sent out to kill often innocent people. She has lost much of her memories. Then, during one mission, Wynter is abducted by PHOENIX, the opposing party to the State. She feels the characters surrounding her are vaguely familiar, but do they have any better intentions than the State? Isn’t each side just looking for power and after their own good? And which side is eventually responsible for the looming destruction of the world? Wynter remembers her visions of the future – but is there anything she can do to stop the future from coming to pass? Could it even be her own actions to prevent that future that eventually lead to that future?

I enjoyed reading Type X by M.A. Phipps just as much as reading the first book in the series, maybe even a little more – and it’s always great to see authors who can keep up the quality in their work when they write a series. Far too often, you get a good or even great book 1 of a series, and then the following parts are disappointing, make you yawn, or even question the author’s sanity and intelligence. Fortunately, the story around Wynter was neither disappointing, nor boring. It was an entertaining few hours, and it didn’t take me long to finish the book. It’s the kind of story where you think “one more chapter won’t do any harm,” and you end up finishing the book! I would have liked so see some more interaction between the characters, i.e. a bit more of others than just Wynter being the centre of attention. But I guess I am one of the minority who wouldn’t mind a slower paced development! Maybe some of the characters could get some free-standing short stories about their past dedicated to them?

M. A. Phipps

Thanks for the great review, Kim! I actually am currently releasing a monthly serial told from the POV of Dr. Richter in the form of journal entries from back when he first began work at the DSD. I'm also planning on doing a novella about Quinn and on top of a prequel showing the uprise of the State, I also want to write an alternate perspective of the trilogy from Ezra's POV so we see a lot more of the other characters and what's going with them (especially in the two year gap between books one and two). Project W. A. R. is very much an introspective account of Wynter's story, but the more I work on it, the more I'm dying to tell the other characters' stories too =)