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5 Stars – “I’m happy to report another 5 star read with The Xeno Manifesto!”

“If you’re into suspenseful mysteries with a little science fiction thrown into the mix, I’m pretty sure this will be in your wheelhouse. As an added bonus, it’s heavy on conspiracy so that was fun too! As a whole, great book from start to finish with lots of surprising twists.”

“One of the things that I really liked about this book were it’s characters. Frank is a stellar main character who is incredibly intriguing and enjoyable to follow. His beginnings are a mystery and as the pieces are unraveled, we learn more and more about who is is and how he came to be that way. Everything that happens to him comes as a surprise to me and there were very few times that I was able to see something coming although once it’s explained, it all makes sense.”

“The pacing is quick yet thorough which makes it really hard to put down! It’s a great book for a weekend read or travel companion. I often found myself getting lost in it and losing all track of time and space! Lots of shocking twists and interesting scenarios to keep you intrigued and entertained. The conspiracy theories added a lot of fun into the mix and definitely made me break out the tin foil hat!”

“If you’re into Sci-Fi or Suspense AT ALL, I really think you’d enjoy The Xeno Manifesto and highly recommend you check it out. This has been the most fun I’ve had with a book in a long time!” Pages and Pekoe – (April 16, 2018) Also posted on Instagram and Goodreads


4 Stars – Over the course of the story we are introduced to a handful of fully animated secondary characters whom all hold a purpose. I enjoyed how thought out this piece was as it felt like there was nothing left up to chance. Every character no matter how miniscule they appeared to be at first meeting were part of an elaborate puzzle.

I must say that there were definite moments where I questioned what I had gotten into. I scratched my head, put the book down, did a little google searching, tried to put some things into my place, returned to the story. I don’t want to give too much away but, trust me, you keep reading and then you’re like, oh, wow. I never saw that connection coming into play. It just flows.

The Xeno Manifesto gets my nod for originality and execution. I haven’t read anything like this before and I could definitely see it being turned into a film as I feel all good books should be. I’ll be staying tuned for future works! Harlyn Bryan – RaeOvSun (April 06, 2018) Also see full review on her website and the review is posted on Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr


4 Stars – “The story is compelling, fascinating and has that mystery and thriller it promises, I loved the world building here, at points it felt a little eerie which is a good thing and it contributes to the overall theme of the book. The characters are properly developed with enough back story, so that we can relate to them or be invested in them. I loved how the main character was developed through a flashback, it did not take me away from the present time yet be interested in how he is as he has come to be. For the story, it had a great plot, with a good pacing and with every chapter the mystery intensifies and you want to keep on reading.
This the first time I have read anything from this genre and this book makes me want to pick up more like this one.” 
Sanjeev Maurya – Booksforte (March 19, 2018) Also posted on Amazon, Instagram (booksforte) and Goodreads.


4 Stars– I quite enjoyed The Xeno Manifesto. It’s a story that really drew me in. It will make you ponder the reality behind the reality. Make you feel hidden hands guide the unknown discoveries of our time. Join Frank as he reveals the mystery you never knew existed. The Xeno Manifesto is an interesting intriguing fictional story that may prove to be more real than fiction. Eric S. (February 20, 2018) Also posted on Amazon


After a long time, I read something other than a fantasy or a rom-com. It’s really out of my comfort zone, but the synopsis of the book sounded so interesting that I had to pick it up. Xeno was interesting, surprising and unpredictable. There were a few “woahh” moments which really made things interesting. Without revealing the plot I’d like to say some twists were really awesome. I usually refrain from books where authors delve too much into details , sometimes they’re just not needed. This book did get a dat bit detailed but overall it was a wonderful read. I loved all the characters although there were some unexpected blows to my heart. And ohh that cliffhanger. P.S. if you love reading fast paced series, this is a great book for you. Pick it up and dive in now!! Bookishlyyours_ (February 5, 2018) Also posted on Instagram.


4 Stars – “This is an exciting and suspenseful book and the author successfully keeps it interesting until the last page. In addition to a very promising premise which is introduced in a fast paced series of events, the characters are thoroughly portrayed in ample back stories. The mystery is suspended as the author shifts the plot by introducing another set of characters with equally ample back story. The excitement continues as the plot converges in a surprising and unexpected twist. This is, indeed, one exciting and enjoyable suspense thriller.” K.S. Augustin (February 4, 2018) also posted on Goodreads and Amazon.  You can read her full review on her blog at


4 Stars – “What an amazing debut novel…a mix of science fiction and mystery, which I am all about!! This book is full of adventure and also action packed and it keeps you wondering page after page. I especially loved the scenery and mystery of it all! Thanks to the author, Brysen Mann, for sending me a copy for my honest review!!” Marcy Reads (January 31, 2018) also posted on Instagram (marcyreads), Goodreads and Amazon


4 Stars – “What a wild ride this novel is! Author Brysen Mann graciously contacted me and offered me a free Kindle copy of his book in exchange for a review, and I can honestly say that he absolutely blew me away with The Xeno Manifesto. I always love a book that I can’t put down, and although they’re rare to stumble across, this sci-fi adventure novel absolutely took the cake! I started reading it on January 26th and just finished it, today, on January 28th. As a huge fan of conspiracy theories, The Xeno Manifesto definitely brought out my tin-foil hat side.”

“I would absolutely recommend that sci-fi fans buy this book! You will certainly not regret it. Mr. Mann, I very much look forward to seeing more from you in the future!” Bitty Book Nook (January 28, 2018) Also posted on Goodreads, Amazon and Riffle See my full review here:…


4 Stars“This should be a TV Series.” “It’s not my usual genre, I’ve been trying to get out of my usual reads. I have to tell you, I loved this book! Following Frank through his journey, trying to figure out who this mysterious man is. The description of the locations where he lives made me think I was there, I could picture it perfect. The character was just so intriguing you wanted to find things out with him. Read this book, I truly enjoyed it!” Mariela’s Nook (January 21, 2018) Read the complete review on Goodreads/Amazon/Instagram(marielas_nook)


“The Xeno Manifesto was filled with twists and turns that hooked me instantly! I couldn’t put it down…Mann had an amazing way of developing the characters, and pulling you into their crazy world! This book is a must read!” Steph F. (December 17, 2017)


“Once you start reading The Xeno Manifesto, be prepared for an all nighter because this is a difficult book to put down! I loved the interesting plot with exciting twists; I never knew what would happen next, but was pleasantly surprised at every turn” April M. (December 16, 2017)


“A wonderful unique idea in this sci-fi twist of a tale…your concept is truly very cool” Editor – Tellwell


As a footnote, the “suggested” prices for the book are $3.99 U.S. (Ebook), $9.99 U.S. (paperback) and $21.99 U.S. (hardcover). All the distribution sites may not correspond.