Title: Uninvited (Uninvited #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Published: January 28th, 2014
Source: E-Galley from Edelweiss
My Rating: 5 out of 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.
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.
I was so excited to read this book, I had heard some great things about it and I haven’t read any books by Sophie Jordan and now that I have finished this book I definitely want to look into reading her Firelight series. The thing I loved about this book was that everything moved so fast, I was never bored and kept on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t stop reading it.
Davy has the perfect teenage life, she has an amazing boyfriend who she is in love with and she is a musical prodigy with a future at Juillard ahead of her. But, everything changes when she gets a positive test result for the Homicidal Tendency Syndrome gene and she loses it all.
Davy was one of those characters that I really felt for she had everything and her future was so bright and with one test it all fell apart. Her family more so her dad and her mom didn’t know how to react to the fact that she had this gene and nobody was handling it well. The only person who really believed in her and didn’t treat her any different was her brother. But, you could really see and feel how it was effecting him and Davy was powerless to do anything about. The entire country was prejudiced against her just because she had this gene, she had never done anything violent or any reason for people to be afraid of her or take away everything in her life, I couldn’t imagine having to face this type of life or future.
The romance was a bit insta-love but, it didn’t bother me so much because it felt like with everything Davy was going through and slowly changing herself because of what she had to face in her life now. Sean her love interest is the bad boy who isn’t really all that bad, he sticks up for the little guy and the bad boy aspect of him is what I think that Davy was drawn to in the first place. She wanted to know what happened to him and how his life brought him to where he was.
Overall, Uninvited is a great thriller with a dystopian undertone and I absolutely loved it, I can’t wait to read the next book and definitely recommend you pick this one up!