31 January 2014

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen      
Publication date: January 28th 2014
My rating: 5 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.
A music prodigy Davy didn't expect her life to change in just one moment. Before she was an excellent student, with a loving family, friends who envied her and a gorgeous boyfriend. That all changed when she found of she has the kill gene.She tested positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS) and is forced to change school, her friends abandon her and so does her boyfriend. Even her parents aren't sure what to think about the new situation. She meets Sean, a boy who's already carrying HTS and they slowly start to get closer. 

OK. The worst thing I could think about this book is- there will be only two books. Why can't we have at least 3? *whines* I'm not ready to say goodbye. I know this seems weird since the first one just came out but I really liked this book and I need to have the sequel. NOW!!! I'm usually not one of those gimme-the-next-book-now type of people but in this case, I am. HarperTeen and Sophie Jordan need to change the contract and add at least one more book to the table. Till then, I will be patiently waiting. Thank you very much, in advance. 

The thought of people discovering  a 'kill gene' is pretty scary. Who would want to live near the carriers? I'd like to think I would give them the benefit of the doubt but who knows. I don't think people are born evil like the scientists in this book suggest. Life makes them that way. Everyone has the chance of doing the right thing. Not all of them are willing to make the sacrifices which come with that responsibility. What would you do if you found out you had the kill gene? Would you try to prove you're not a killer even though other won't believe you aren't dangerous or just become one because of the gene? 

Everything was perfect. The plot. Those fighting scenes. The characters, even the bad ones. I adored it all. I loved the black sheet of the family, the brother. He was a nice touch. Even though he was a trouble maker he still stood by his baby sister. Hope to see more of him in the sequel. Sean was also great. A foster child with a kind heart. He's good at saving defenseless people, including Davy. Don't get me wrong, I loved the scenes where Davy was kicking some ass but she can't hold up a fight against 3 other carriers alone. Let's be real. She doesn't have super powers, only HTS. Davy and Sean made a great team and the romance was spicy and sweet at the same time. 

If you're looking to discover a new exciting story then you found the right book. I purposely didn't want to reveal too much because you have to find some things for yourself. It will be worth it, I promise. 


  1. Haha, right? I so could read more than just two, and I think actually it would benefit the series, since though I really loved it, the build-up was great, but the ending was a little rushed, I totally wouldn't have hated it if it was a bit more drawn out. It was pretty badass though, and brutal. But, like you said, it's really interesting with the whole kill gene and the reaction to society over it, and especially the whole 'because you're being told you're being told, and people already acting like you're a killer, does THAT in itself make you a killer?' It's a thinker, and those are my type of books. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. I though the same thing but forgot to mention it in my review. Wish it was longer, Another 50 pages would be just enough. I would gladly explain it more thoroughly but I would reveal way to much in the process.

    Can't wait for the sequel! Hope to see more badassery from Davy and Sean.

  3. I love this cover and the fact that you want there to be three books! Sounds like a book I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing. :)