Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited, #1
Release Date: January 28th 2014
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopia, Sci-fi, thriller
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The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.
When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.
Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.
Uninvited is about a child prodigy named Davina, also known as Dav or Davy. She taught herself to play the piano at the age of three, she also plays numerous other instruments and she can sing. She has a best friend named Tori and a boyfriend all the girls want. She goes to a exclusive private school, at least until she tests positive with the HTS gene.
The Homicidal Tendency Syndrome gene is also known as the kill gene. Once you are found to have the kill gene everyone looks at you different and you lose pretty much all your rights. Davy loses her friends and her mom and dad treat her different. The only one there for her is her brother. Even her boyfriend thinks she should fall into bed with him because she has no one else. She is forced to go to a public school because she in uninvited from the school she’s been at her whole life.
Sean is the main bad boy in her new school. He never shows any emotion but is quickly drawn to Davy. Not enough though that I would call it insta-love but it is pretty close. I would love to know what he did to get imprinted. Sean, Davy, and another boy named Gil are all taken to a secret government facility where they are being trained. For what, we don’t know.
Uninvited was so good. There were still a couple things that bothered me. I wish that Davy could have fought through it and saved herself at least once. However, every time something happened Sean would come to the rescue. I also would have liked to see some more about her ex- boyfriend. He seemed to be having doubts but nothing else happened there. I would have also liked to see a little more world building or what they were actually planning on doing with the group of kids they selected.
I loved the writing style in the book and it makes me want to pick up more of Sophie Jordan’s novels. This book also has random data thrown in between chapters such as text message conversations, government letters, and press conferences. I read this as an ebook and I would love to see how it looks in the physical book. I will be picking it up just to have it on my shelf. I highly recommend picking this book up. It will definitely be going on my 2014 favorites list and I can’t wait until the second book comes out.
*This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.