Monday, November 10, 2014

Book Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited
(Uninvited, #1)
by Sophie Jordan
Young Adult 
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.88
Published by: HarperTeen
Released On: January 18, 2014
Pages: 384

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:


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.


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My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: So yeah this book is just pure awesomeness. I adored this book. First 5 star rating of the year. This book is one that I don't know if I can adequately describe.

Sophie Jordan tackled some deeply intense issues in this book but did so in a way that was not dark or disturbing. What if the government could predict who would kill somebody? What an intriguing plotline.

The characters were well-developed and I enjoyed watching Davy progress. This book was one that left me turning the pages faster and faster. I couldn't wait to get to the last page and figure out what would happen.

I honestly can't wait for the sequel to come out. This book comes highly recommended. 

So why 5 stars?  It was incredible! I felt the ending was rushed, but still 5 stars. I loved everything about this book. 

In Summary: Readers won't want to miss this thrilling electric new novel by Sophie Jordan. It will leave readers wanting more. 

Warnings/Side-notes: There is a lot of violence. It's not overly graphic, but it is there. There are also references (vaguely) to sex and assault. For 16+.

The Wrap-up:  So glad I read this book. Seriously I went into this book with no expectations really. I was completely blown-away. This is the first book I've read by Sophie Jordan, but I can guarantee that it won't be the last. 

Love,

Danica Page

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