I don't know how to classify Wordless as a genre, which is important since I'm genre-fied my library. :/ I would probably put it in Paranormal because some of the world is similar to our own. It's not a fantasy, other-world and it's not a dystopian because this isn't a future world. It's today, if The Words existed in real life.
The plot? Love it! The society in Wordless is "ruled" by The Words. These are people who not only are in charge of their Word, but ARE their Word. They are born into it and become it. Enter Tav. We can assume there is something *more* to him because of how he is described and how his "dad" raised him. I did NOT see the thing coming, though. And I could not get enough of it. I was devastated when this first book ended. Not in the ending, but that it ended. I wanted, nay, craved more. And now I have to wait a year before I can get it??!! UGH! YA crack!
Do yourself a favor. Read this book as soon as you can get your hands on it. Wow. Wow. Wow.