Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mini Review: Uninvited

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
ISBN: 0062233653
Pages: 384
Source: Library

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.

Hi everybody! Welcome back to the blog! Today I've got a review of one of my most anticipated books of 2014, remember when I raved about this back in January? Well, I finally read it!

Uninvited takes place in the future where the murder rate is literally shooting through the roof. Thanks to technology, there is now a test that schools, companies, etc. that will test all its participants for the HTS, the Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. I was super duper excited to read this book, but when I actually picked it up from the library, it took a surprisingly long time before I actually got around to reading it. I have to say that after reading Uninvited, I'm still really intrigued by the scenario, but the characters aren't my favorite. What I loved about this book was how relatable to every day life it was. If you replaced how HTS carriers were treated with any disputed minority today, it would fit so perfectly it would be scary. I literally cried when I read about how Davy and other carriers were treated. I'm allowed to be emotional okay? I think for me, that was the most important aspect of the book. How alive the prejudice was and how much emotion you could feel from the words. 
Characters, I have to say, weren't my favorite. Davy was sort of just meh. She was the perfect character, absolutely flawless in every aspect, wrongly accused of being someone she wasn't due to what her genetic say. At first, I was okay with her being so perfect because I thought it would make the injustice of the treatments more vivid and real; and at one point it did. After a while, I just wanted to slap some reality into her brain, nicely of course. It took her a bit too long to realize that nothing was going to change and she was subjected to this kind of treatment for the rest of her life. After she realized it, things got a bit better in my point of view. 
The ending was a bit abrupt, but if there was a second book coming out I guess it would okay. After everything that they went through, they finally made a choice to stand up for themselves and then it's over. I guess that the book ended on a pretty hopeful note, but I wish that we could have seen more. In my point of view, Davy had only just started to grow.

Definitely recommend, Uninvited was a really interesting read with a cool concept. The prejudice that HRS carriers faced was overwhelming and while the characters may have lacked a bit in my opinion, the story itself made up for it!

3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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