Series: Uninvited, book 1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Source: Purchased (Hardcover)
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&N
You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.
When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.
Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
Davy is a senior in high school when they discover she has HTS (the kill gene). She’s uninvited from her school, her acceptance to Juilliard is revoked and she’s sent to a school with other carriers. Things turn for the worst and the world gets deadly for the carriers. Davy must place her trust in another carrier, Sean and hope for the best.
There has been so much hype about Uninvited and after reading tonnes of reviews I pre-ordered it a fortnight before it’s release date because I was uber excited. What a waste of time that was. I didn’t hate it but I also didn’t love it. I enjoyed it and am glad I read it but I didn’t see it as anything special like most of the other reviewers I’ve seen do.
Davy is your average popular senior, she’s well bred, popular, has the perfect boyfriend and can play a handful of instruments amazingly as sing on top of all that. Everything is taken from her when she’s labeled a carrier. Her best friend, boyfriend, friends, school, freedom, even her parents. She’s scared all the time, but she puts up a good front trying to act indifferent. I love how she’s wary of Sean but can’t help feel something towards him anyway. It’s like she’s drawn to him like a magnet, unable to pull away.
Sean acts indifferent all the time, he’s even got the facial expressions down to pat. On the outside it looks like he doesn’t care where as we know that’s a front. He does care, he just doesn’t like showing it, he believes it’s a weakness. Sean is an awesome character, I lovvvveeed him, he always came to save the day, Davy was lucky to have him around. Plus he’s a bad boy, yum yum 😉
I enjoyed the plot. I thought it was a brilliant idea, something different and fun. Well, not quite fun as the characters would disagree with me but I thought it was a fun read. The rivalry and violent parts were the best parts for me, I had fun “watching” Davy kick butt!
Overall I enjoyed Uninvited but not to the point I have to fangirl all over it. It was a good read but not great. It’s definitely worth a read if your a fan of Dystopian.