Author: Sophie Jordan
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 3 Stars
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.
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.
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.
This book is an exercise in predictability with a descent love interest thrown in.
Good girl and sheltered princess Davy Hamilton, is devastated to learn that the perfect life that she and her parents have crafted for her can never be.
She is the carrier of the dreaded Homicidal Tendency
Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene. This makes her public enemy number 1!
Great start right?
Just wait...the predictability will ensue in 3...2...1...
She loses EVERYTHING!
What does she get?
How does caged, branded, and treated like an animal grab you?
Oh wait, there is the bit the hot new love interest who also just happens to be caged branded and treated just as bad.
Predictable enough for you?
Well... how about this?
We group all the animals together in a camp and train them to...
(cue dramatic music.)
The rating for this book was only saved by Sophie Jordan's wonderful writing and the great love story going on between Davy and Sean.
Here's hoping that all of the wrongs can be made right in book two, but seeing as this is slated as a duology, and not a trilogy...that is going to be quite a tall order.