Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Date Read: April 2014
Genre: Dystopian, YA
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.
Series: Uninvited #1
Also by this author: A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, An Heiress For All Seasons, All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue, All Chained Up, The Scandal of It All br> br>
JUST A NOTE: These are books that I have Snagged @ The Library . Some of the reviews will be long and others will just be quick thoughts on the story.
Read for Fun (Library)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
First Thought when Finished: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan really surprised me in a good way!
Story Thoughts: To be honest, I wasn’t sure for the first 1/3 if I was going to get into this story. The whole “scarlett letter” a group of people because they carry a gene seemed far fetched to me. However, as the story progressed and the world was built, I could see where that type of “mob” mentality really could cause that kind of “panic”. I liked how Sophie immersed us enough into the world that we could see both sides of the coin even if we didn’t buy the reasoning.
Character Thoughts: Overall while I really felt for Davy, I didn’t start liking her till almost the end of the book. I did like her brother. I did like Sean. I did like some of the other HTC carriers but she just never really “pulled” at my “love this character” strings. I am curious about where she goes from here though so I will be getting the second in the series.
Final Thoughts: Overall an interesting look at what could happen if too much science and too much fear rule.