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February 19, 2014

Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Title: Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan 
Publisher: Harperteen 
Publication date: January 28th, 2014
Genre(s): Young Adult (Dystopian)
Source: Edelweiss
Format: ARC
Pages: 384
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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.
Before anyone reads this review, have you read the synopsis? It sounds amazing doesn't it? I'm so happy to say that the book was not a let down and I really enjoyed every part of it! It really felt like I was reading an authentic dystopian, and I was really fascinated by the "world building". The main protagonist, Davy, used to have the perfect life. She had the boyfriend everyone wanted, she went to this amazing private school, and was very rich. Davy also had a very unique talent. She basically excels at anything that has to do with music. She plays the piano, violin, guitar, flute, and can even sing. That all collapses when her HTS test comes back positive. HTS stands for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, and it is a test every single person does. People with the HTS gene are known to be "monstrous", and Davy couldn't believe she was a carrier. 
I don't want to say more about this book, because it would be much more interesting to into it knowing as little as possible. Therefore, I will talk about how Sophie Jordan was able to move so many of my emotions. I remember tweeting at how ANGRY I was at some of the characters in this book, and for a legit reason. I can't explain why exactly, but it was the expected reaction and I was just so mad and angry and why isn't there any hope for humanity! *sigh* Anyways, you can see how I was frustrated while reading the beginning of the book. As I read on, I'm going to admit the middle dragged on for a tiny teeny bit. It wasn't bad, but compared to the rest of the book, I'm going to say it was the least fun part of the book. It is so shocking and so amazing, and it was not expected AT ALL. This book was able to shock me countless of times, which is a first I say. The dystopian world was great! I loved the feel to it, and I really just enjoyed the plot very much!
Things go crazy as you read on, and I was just so excited! I have so many questions I need to be answered, which means I will be *non-patiently* waiting for the next book in this series. I haven't read Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy, but if it's as good as this, then I need to get to them fast. I really really think all dystopian fans should buy a copy of this book, because it screams DYSTOPIAN! I'm such a fan, and I'm glad I was able to get a copy!


  1. Can't wait to read this, I haven't been able to get to it yet. Ugh. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Aw, YAY :D Amazing review sweetie. <3 I'm so glad you ended up mostly loving this book :) I still need to make myself read it.. hmm. Hopefully soon. Probably. But I'm glad you liked it :D Thank you for sharing. <3

  3. I am so curious to see how this is going to go on in the next book. I really liked Sean and the little snips between chapters of the organizers talking about the facilities and such might play a big role next book.

  4. I really, really want to read this one. I've heard read good things about it so I can't wait to get my hands on it and see what all the fuss is about!