Snagged @ The Library Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Posted September 15, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Reviews, Snagged @ The Library / 17 Comments

Snagged @ The Library Review: Uninvited by Sophie JordanSource: Library Borrowed

Format: Hardcover

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.

More Information:
Publisher: HarperTeen
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

Snagged at the Library Review


JUST A NOTE:Β These are books that I have Snagged @ The LibraryΒ . 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.



FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
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17 responses to “Snagged @ The Library Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

  1. I agree that Davy wasn’t a strong character but I suspect it was on purpose (or hope so) with the idea that she will grow in the series. The whole Scarlet Letter trope really appealed to me, though. I don’t know why, I just loved it (I also loved the Scarlet Letter LOL).

    I, for one, am shocked you read a HARDBACK and it was YA!

  2. Hmmm, I love Sophie, I love the idea… I still have the book to read but you sound kind of “meh” about the whole thing. Kind of like you need the next book to see where she takes you and all that πŸ™‚

    I’ll read it to see what I think… I’ve really got to get on it!!! BTW, I love short and sweet reviews! I just can’t seem to write them πŸ™

    • Lately it has been write short reviews or no reviews. I really have been in a review writing funk! TOTAL FUNK!

      I loved the science behind this one but the characters needed some growth. I am counting down to the next one because I seriously think it is like an ID show except that we get to run a long with the “criminals” and see their process. I am twisted. I get that LOL

  3. I liked this book quite a lot, but I agree I felt more strongly for Davy’s situation than I necessarily felt for her as a character. The book was a hot bed of injustice though, and reading it was emotional for me. Glad you liked it!

    • Yes it was! Everything about pre-judging is unfair. Especially based on something that you have no control over: genetics. I thought Sophie handled that well. The characters need some growth but in this case it wasn’t a distraction for me .

  4. OMG! I bought this one along time ago, and I’m yet to listen…Some how it fell off my radar, I think I need to move it up.
    I like this kind of stories πŸ™‚
    Thanks Felicia!

    • The science is not overwhelming (in fact, I probably wanted more of the science but you know I am a freak) and right now scientist are researching whether there is a murder gene (scary huh?)

  5. I liked this one well enough as I enjoyed the whole nature vs. nurture theme and the mob mentality. I struggled though with Davy and her choices. I am unsure as to whether I will continue this series.

    • The characters were the weakest part of this story. I was a little caught up in the science and injustice so I will be continuing mostly because where do people escape to now that the science is out? πŸ™‚ It is like an ongoing Investigation Discovery show LOL

  6. I’m really looking forward to the sequel – I can’t wait to see where Sophie takes things. I remember feeling really freaked out because of how easily I could see our world going down this path – and that was before you told me that they’re actually doing research on a killing gene! *shivers*