[eARC Review] Uninvited by Sophie JordanMonday, January 27, 2014
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited #1
Genre: YA Dystopian Thriller
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: eARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review
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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.
Sophie Jordan has quickly become one of my favorite authors of 2013. First with her New Adult releases called Foreplay, and now with Uninvited. The concept for this new YA release is quite original and I was hooked from the very beginning. In this world all kids are tested for the "kill gene" which is a genetic predisposition to become a serial killer. Not only was that concept amazing in itself, but the characters that went along with it were just as spectacular.
We follow Davy as she learns that she indeed has this so called "kill gene" and her story is one I know I will never forget. From the moment I started reading I knew i would like Davy, she is smart, confident and well on her way to becoming very successful. But when the word gets out that she tested positive, everything in her world changes. Her friends turn their back on her and betray her in a way I never thought they would, considering how close they were at the beginning of the book.
Davy thinks that her life is falling apart and that she has no one to support her, that is until she meets Sean. Let me tell you, he is my new favorite book boyfriend. When her and Sean meet its like Davy learns who she really is and what the world really is like outside of her "perfect life."
This book had me on my toes the entire time, my heart was racing for most of the book wondering what would happen next and it was one scene near the end of the book that made my heart stop completely. When you read this book you will know what I am talking about, Its changes the dynamic of the entire plot and changes Davy into a different character. I loved it (and hated it at the same time since it was horrible to read).
These characters were amazingly well written and even though there are so many characters throughout the book, i never noticed because I has certain emotions attached to each character and let me tell you, those emotions were strong and fierce, which is something I love while I am reading, and something I have been lacking lately.
This book was the reason I got out of my reading slump this month, and honestly I cannot way enough amazing things about this book. The ending was enough so that I was not in need of the next book right away but satisfying none the less. Sophie Jordan you are a genius, can we be best friends? thanks :D