4 out of 5 Robots!
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited, #1
Genre: Young Adult, SciFi, Dystopia
Release: January 28, 2014
Hardcover: 384 Pages
My Copy: Edelweiss
Buy this Book: Amazon
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.
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan is a compelling, romantic story about a girl who in the blink of an eye has everything ripped away from her. This isn't one of those gut wrenching stories that inspires you, but it is a roller coaster ride nonetheless. It is described as a romantic teenage version of Minority Report and this is accurate. It sounds silly, but I loved that movie so it worked for me. I went into reading this story knowing absolutely nothing about the plot so I didn't have any expectations. I think I'm going to start doing that more often!
Uninvited played like a movie in my head, that's what made me get so into the story. Sophie Jordan has a way with words that makes you think you're walking right along with the characters. They were even on my mind when I took a break from reading. Davy, the heroine, is super naive and sheltered. It suits her character and childhood though it can be quite frustrating. I was hoping to see her come to terms with who she needs to be, but hopefully Sophie Jordan dives into that more in the sequel. I want to see Davy kick some ass! Sean, her hunky counterpart, is my favorite kind of fictional man and DOES kick major ass. Literally. He is the secretly sweet, strong silent, mysterious type. And he's got that kill gene like Davy. (Oh no!) He jumps the gun coming to her rescue a little too often, but I think that will change as Davy's character evolves.
There are other characters that are vivid and pragmatic too. They make you want to choke them (Tori) and hug them (Gil.) I love when an author gives me a character I want to throat chop!
The plot moves quickly and the book took a turn I didn't predict- gotta love that. Can't wait to read the sequel! Sophie Jordan knows how to write a captivating story, I will probably now read anything this woman writes. So if you are a fan of Sophie or Dystopia or Minority Report or really just a good quick young adult book, give this one a try, you won't regret it :)