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- Print Length: 249 pages
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- Publication Date: October 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009TDJ89I
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The story is told from the point of view of both Bryn and Scott and it is fun to se how their actions and intents are interpreted by each other.
This book introduced you to the Xbeastia gangs rivals, the Mad Eyes. Both gangs handle their members with different techniques and the leader of the Mad eyes, Maddie, will surely be a character to watch.
Padme returns as both sympathetic and frustrating. You feel for her but want her to stop. I think she is the most interesting of all the cast.
Can't wait for the third book!
This is the second book in Melissa Conway's Xenofreak Nation series and is set in a future where undergoing animal-skin grafting is as common as tattooing is today. The difference is: anyone who opts for a xenograft is considered a freak and a social outcast.
From the first novel, we follow the stories of Bryn--an unwilling xenofreak--and undercover Agent Scott Harding of the Xenofreak Intelligence Agency. Scott received his xenograft as a means to successfully infiltrate the xenofreak gang known as the XBestias.
The story begins as both Bryn and Scott endure painful effects brought on by nanoneurons unknowingly implanted in their brains during the initial grafting procedure. Someone is using the devices to control their pleasure and pain receptors, with devastating results.
In addition to battling against the debilitating effects of the implants, a mysterious illness surfaces that only affects non-xenofreaks. All Scott wants to do is find the person who's controlling their minds and put a stop to the attacks, but he's pulled off protection detail in order to help Dr. Mia Padilla -- a self-admitted germophobe, yet ironically an infectious disease specialist -- learn more about the deadly disease spreading across the city.
While Scott helps Mia, Bryn is put under the protection of undercover XIA agent Jason Alton, who takes her to the only place she might be safe from the painful signals--to the underground lair of the Mad Eye gang--the main rivals of the XBestias. Once underground, Bryn and Jason interact with the Mad Eye gang's leader, Maddy, an eccentric, yet formidable, transgender woman.Read more ›
Having read (and loved) the first Xenofreak Nation book (XBestia), which introduces the story, I was anxious to get my hands on book two. It does not disappoint!
The author takes us right into the action from the end of Book One. Scott and Bryn find themselves the targets of diabolical attacks from a jealous rival--Padme, and these aren't physical attacks. They're far worse. She has found a way to lock into the nanoneurons that were imbedded in Scott and Bryn's brains when they were given their xeno alterations. In this way, she has the power to attack them through their own minds.
To protect Bryn, who receives the worst of it, the Xenofreak Intelligence Agency sends her deep underground, where, hopefully, the signals can't reach. That's the plan, anyway. Scott is not allowed to go with her--the Agency sends another man as her guardian: Jason Alton.
From this point the reader is taken on a rollercoaster ride of mind-control, attempted murder, intrigue, and desperate struggles to achieve power, along with the enduring romance between Bryn and Scott. Jason adds his own brand of sexy, and there are other new characters to flesh out the tale. As a germophobe myself, I identified quickly with Mia Padilla, who has oddly enough specialized in the field of contagious diseases.
Mia plays a huge part in the story, because non-xeno's are also being attacked--with a virulent strain of typhoid.
Bryn, Scott, Jason, and Mia are caught up in a war between Scott's old gang, the XBestias, and their powerful rivals, the Mad Eyes, commanded by Maddy, a dramatic, dynamic figure, to say the least.Read more ›
Honestly, I could see both of these books as movies. I tell my friends who like YA novels that cheesy title aside these are a must read. They've captured my attention and now I'm stuck waiting for the next one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot was excellent, but literally every minor character was some sort of minority, whether racial, sexual, or otherwise. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
A good continuation of the plot put forth in Book 1. There are a few things that are obvious but mostly, I couldn't predict where the storyline was leading. Read morePublished on July 30, 2014 by D. Cox
Loved this book and cant wait for the next one to come out! I will be buying it for sure.Published on January 14, 2014 by Katya
After the first book I had to find out what happened to the characters. This was an OK follow up but a little predictable. Read morePublished on December 26, 2013 by Lizardrock713
Bryn and Scot certainly go through a lot in this book. Now we hope for some for time romance in the next book. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Kindle Customer
This second book started a bit slow, but ramped up and turned out satisfying. I liked the newly introduced characters; they enhanced the story. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by kattwmn
For .99 cents, you could do a whole heck of a lot worse.
It really expands a bit more on the relationship between the two main characters, as well as introducing some... Read more
Still not loving the endings. But, a great read and generally well edited. The characters are unique and the plot line is fun.Published on July 28, 2013 by Lucy K
This second book in the series was as good a read as the first. A top notch book at a bargain price!Published on July 18, 2013 by Mad Cassandra