Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 4 STARS
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 was most definitely not what I expected. It was a lot less exciting than I initially thought and the setting was much more different. I thought it would be a typical dystopian, where a city/country would be in its middle stage and the kids are second gen. already living in this type of society but in actuality this book is in one of earliest stages. Everything was pretty normal. A normal girl with her boyfriend and best friend in high school living a life parallel to one that anyone could have right now.
I really did like the way it was written and how everything starts and that even a dystopian life does not need to have such major changes in the way society and the government is. I do wish we got more information and explanation on the HTS and if this gene could somehow be eliminated or at least more questions about it. I feel like the characters just took the facts just as it was and never thought or investigated of what could be done.
I had mixed feelings for Davy. There were times I liked her and other times she got irritating and whiny. At the same time I get how hard it is especially how difficult it must be for her to start a new school, basically start a new life with having people judge her from just carrying a disease. I just wished she got over it a bit more easily and just adapted quicker to her new surroundings. It would have been cooler if we saw her prodigal side of her more often than not. Sean was amazing. I liked his mysterious but a bit heroic demeanor. The way he handled everything and how much he was able to help Davy adjust to her new life.
While Uninvited did give less than expected, it's worth picking up and reading. Definitely recommended to sci-fi fans. There were hints of dystopian, adventure, and there was romance so if you want a different type of book, check this one out. All in all, I think it's really up to you whether you're interested in it and would want to give it a chance. Happy Readings!