Review – Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Posted May 23, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment


TITLE: Uninvited
AUTHOR: Sophie Jordan
SERIES: Uninvited #1
TYPE & SOURCE: Borrowed hardcover

SYNOPSIS: 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.
REVIEW: Uninvited takes place in the future where there is a gene that makes people more likely to kill others. Uninvited is about Davy, a girl of a privileged background, but tests positive for the “kill gene”. After she tests positive, her life has changed forever. Uninvited tells the story of how Davy learns to deal with her “new” life and also with everything she lost from her “old” one.

Uninvited was a really quick read for me, and I mean this in the nicest way – I managed to finish it in one day. Okay, so maybe I rushed through it a little, but only because I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I thought that the idea behind the book – that there is a gene that determines whether or not someone has the ability to kill another person. That the reason behind all the murders and homicides is genetics, not some other reason like psychological issues.

Overall, I liked the main characters. In the beginning, Davy did come off as a typical boy obsessed high school girl, but later you can see her mature overtime. I enjoyed seeing how she changed and the fact that she wasn’t a flat character. Speaking of Davy, the romance in Uninvited was good or bad, depending on the boyfriend. Let’s just say her relationship with boyfriend #1 was like it was from a contemporary novel. I liked her other one better as you got to see that romance develop overtime. I liked how the two characters weren’t drawn to each other in the beginning, instead gradually forming a friendship that turned into something more.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Uninvited. Davy and her friends (and her enemies) were really interesting to read about. It was also cool seeing how Davy adjusted to her uhh… situation. I only hope that the future depicted in Uninvited is not the future we have in store.



RATING: REALLY ICY

4 Snowflakes


RECOMMENDATION: For fans of The Program by Suzanne Young.

 

Emz Chang

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