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(Ixeos Trilogy #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  25 reviews
The McClellands are enjoying a lazy summer vacation at the beach when they are lured from our world into Ixeos, an alternate Earth. Finding themselves lost in a maze of tunnels under Paris and surrounded by strangers, they discover that they have been brought to Ixeos for one purpose: to take the planet back from humanoid aliens who have claimed it. With the aid of the tun ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 13th 2013 by CreateSpace
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Travis Simmons
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great book. I would give it 4 stars (it seems I give a lot of books 4 stars, I guess I just know how to pick them). Ixeos is an alternate Earth where, many years ago, aliens assimilated into society and were living under the radar, taking roles in both world wars and life along the way. Finally the aliens took over. Using EMP they destroyed our way of life. They destroyed parts of the world they didn’t find beneficial to them, and then they took the surviving humans as slaves.

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Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent. A self-contained adventure which pushes the border of science fiction, yet maintains relateable characters and action. All the right questions are asked by three teen protagonists who find themselves transported to a parallel--almost identical earth--even though many of the question aren't answered.

Really liked the age-appropriate behavior of the protagonists. Not a bunch of Indiana Jones or Harry Potter clones, reacting with shock and disbelief to their extraordinary change of circu
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it

„[...]they’re all the same when you get down to it. Good versus evil, freedom versus tyranny, love versus hate.”
Well, this time I chose the book only by its cover! I liked it, I risked and WON!

I don’t know if you are familiar with those spy movies, resistance fighters or the ones in which spectacular escapes are prepared during the Second World War? Certainly they are good movies that do not fall in abeyance precisely because of their quality. Ixeos, with all its catacombs, sinister or not, sec
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)


I find myself chuckling as I start writing this review because I know I will probably come across sounding like a negative Nancy but to understand the good you have to understand the bad first. I liked Ixeos, I just didn't love it and here's why.

My biggest complaint by far with Ixeos were the characters themselves. If I had to describe them only using one word I'd pick the term vanilla. None, save maybe Abbacus stood out for me. Every character even the mysterious Jesus-esque Landon blend
Oana D. L.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm pretty sure this will sound a little funny but this is the first time i read a book like this one about so many mixed things.Between aliens and humans trying to save the world all i could think about was how a few characters solved the misteries some couldn't.Yeah,well ,if only that was on my mind what can i say about the rest?A lot.

Aliens?Well,there is a place named Ixeos,where aliens or Firsts ,destroyed the world we know.Ixeos is not very different from Earth .There are places that look
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ixeos…what is it? It is Earth, but not like the Earth we know. Our houses are there, the Statue of Liberty is right where she should be, but the humans are under the rule of an alien race. How to get there? Chosen, exactly how is not known, are brought in by tunnels. Tunnels that close behind you and bring you into the world of Ixeos. You can travel throughout Ixeos in these tunnels, but you will not find your way back to your home.

A scifi tale, full of twists and turns, unknowns, adventure an
Sarah Aisling
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Imagine enjoying a relaxing vacation at the beach and following some ducks into a tunnel that leads to an alternate earth. That’s what happens to the McClellands. With the first novel in a trilogy, IXEOS, Jennings Wright created a unique scenario—an alternate version of earth that was taken over by aliens who enslaved humans. Neahle, Clay, and Marty McClelland join a special group of “outsiders” whose sole purpose in life is to disrupt and, ultimately, defeat the aliens.

The story was exciting ri
Christina M Condy
This book is about IXEOS. Ixeos is an alternate universe it mimics Earth in all ways except for one, on Ixeos Aliens arrived and assimilated into the world and then waged an attacked on the planet killing off almost everyone and enslaving as many survivors as they could.

Jennings sucks you into this world quickly. And we form very strong attachments with certain characters in the story. We feel sorry for the children pulled through to this world from ours, their separation from their families an
Kim Justice
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adult
Recommended to Kim by: Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
I will start this with saying that author Jennings Wright done it again for me! This is my second book I have read of hers and I was not disappointed at all. Totally drawn into the the story line and the amazing characters that are "Lured" to another world.

I could so imagine my family playing around on the beach and then to have us taken to what might be describe as another world but it is much like ours.

Want to read more of my review: Breath of Life
Sarah {Literary Meanderings}

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Ixeos opens up to the McClellands (Neahle, Clay, and Marty) enjoying a hot day in the North Carolina sun by taking a dip at the beach.

After deciding to venture into some new territory, the trio makes their way up and over a large sand dune to see what's on the other side. They are surprised to find a perfectly round pond in the middle of the dunes, complete with egrets, herons, & mallard ducks lazing in the water. Right away, they detect that thin
Tara Lee
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
If I see ducks disappearing somewhere strange... I will never EVER follow them. In IXEOS by Jennings Wright, that's exactly what Neahle, her brother Clay, and her cousin Marty did and they ended up on an alternate Earth. One that had evolved the same way our Earth had, but in Ixeos's universe... aliens who resembled humans have taken over. Made the remaining humans their slaves.

The McClellands were out enjoying a nice day in the sunshine when they spotted some ducks. Following those ducks led t
Megan Johnston
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books
I received a pdf copy of this novel for my honest opinion and review.

One of my biggest pet peeves when I’m reading is grammatical errors, and this novel has a few. I wanted to give it the highest rating I could because it’s a wonderful story, but for this reason I’m giving it a four star.

It took me a bit to get into it, but once the story started flowing and the McClellands are thrown into an alternate earth, traversing underground tunnels to different cities around the world, I was hooked. The
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Right away I could tell I was going to enjoy this book! It started out so fast paced and just kept going. I got the feeling that I was going on an amazing adventure. I kept thinking how this was exactly the type of adventure I'd have wanted to go on as a teenager. You're out with your brother and your cousin, you see some ducks, follow them, and BAM, you are in another universe! How cool would THAT be? Well, maybe not so cool if the other universe is like years in the future and it's been taken ...more
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very gripping read from start to finish! We start off right in the middle of the action. Clay, his younger sister Neahle, and their cousin, Marty, are kayaking on the beach and exploring sand dunes when they find a pipe they decide to explore. They end up in an alternate universe, and another version of our planet Earth. In this version, though, creepy and evil aliens who look a lot like us have taken over our planet and enslaved what is left of the human race. The McClellands meet up ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
If you read the synopsis, then you pretty much read the book. The only thing you are missing are the fully detailed plans for every excursion around the city then the monotony of the excursions themselves. There was so much filler I gained five pounds just reading it. There were only two things I really wanted to find out. Who was Landon and how does he have the power to draw people from Earth to Ixeos, and I wanted to know what was so special about Darian that breaking him out of prison was wor ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
This book was really well-written, but it just didn't end up being my style. Where I was expecting a dystopian fantasy, I felt that the book read more like a technological thriller or something similar, and I found myself getting bored about mid-way through. I was also very thrown off by the lack of a POV (the book seemed to have a sort of omniscient POV, which was not my favorite).

Still, the story was well-thought-out and intense (there was a LOT at stake), so I wouldn't say that this wasn't a
Feb 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Think I'll have to read the next in the trilogy (eventually)
Ray Briggs
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Did not know what to expect when I obtained this book. I had never heard of the author, but the small blurb that I read in a listing of other books seemed to hold promise. Glad to say that the story line was more detailed than I had imagined and the author built up the characters over time. I was able to buy into the action due to the level of details provided. Not being that aware of the roads in some location required me to accept on faith the information provided. The book is action packed an ...more
Ben Mancini
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
YA SF, very obviously written by an evangelical Christian, though without a clear sermon in it. Basically Narnia on an alternate earth. I'm sure there's an audience that would eat this up, though I found it hard to suspend my disbelief. Could definitely use a good copy editor, there were many grammatical errors.
Laurie Hopkins
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So glad I didn't pass this one over

Really interesting story, good character development, love the explanation (lol). It's complicated. The author has a great imagination and leads the reader down the rabbit hole with her.
May 21, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Lisa Mandina
Jul 07, 2013 marked it as dnf
I just couldn't get into it. Characters didn't grab me and I just have too many other things I want to read.
Daniel Ace
Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was very pleased with this book. A YA book in general but well-written enough that anyone could follow along. Looking forward to the next book on the series.
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Very interesting story one that I have never heard of before. Awesome twist and turns!!
Kathy Harrington
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the flow of this book and numerous types of characters. Although not quite "dystopian" I liked the idea behind this book. I will be reading the others
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Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn't spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.

Jennings attended the University of the South and the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both Engli

Other books in the series

Ixeos Trilogy (3 books)
  • Rebellion (Ixeos Trilogy, #2)
  • Darian's War (Ixeos Trilogy #3)

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