Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Series: Uninvited #1
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult
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.
Ironic that the review directly after the “I do not DNF” post by Bec would be a DNF review by me!
I so did not want my first DNF of 2014 to be UNINVITED by Sophie Jordan. The premise was highly promising and I had expectations to match. This book let me down with its predictable plot, bland writing, bad romance, and one-dimensional characters.
Sophie Jordan’s other books are not listed in my favorites, but they were tolerable reads that had good entertainment value. That being said, I expected huge improvements with UNINVTED, especially with the author having more experience and (hopefully) taking the critiques from FIRELIGHT to heart.
Unfortunately, that did not happen. Almost all the negatives that were in FIRELIGHT are in UNINVITED. Bad love triangle, unnecessary family issues, cookie cutter main protagonist that makes poor decisions
over and over, and writing that read more like a step by step recipe than an actual story.
The romance actually made me cringe, for it was obviously not a healthy relationship. In fact, a lot of the novel seemed to degrade females. A teacher was blatantly doing bad things with a student against her will and no one doing anything about it. Or how almost every boy or man threatened the female characters with rape? Of course, the main character does not see this in her own relationship and continues to be head over heels in love with this boy that only wants her for one reason only.
What good can I say about UNINVITED? Well… how about that cover? And…
Nope, that’s it.
While Sophie Jordan’s writing is just not for me, it will appeal to fans of similar paranormal young adult books like FALLEN and HUSH, HUSH.