Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited #1
Pages: 384
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: 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.
Review: I was very excited to read Uninvited when I heard about it because it sounded very original. I did enjoy the book but I was also left with a ton of questions. Does Davy's brother have the HTS gene? Did her parent pay someone off to change his results? How did it happen with him but not with Davy? Is the HTS gene just a way for the government to control/ instil fear into the population? What exactly is the HTS gene? (This was never fully explained). Where did the HTS gene come from? How was it first discovered? What was the point of the training camp? What happened to those sent to the detention camps? Gah, I have so many questions without answers, I need book two now! I am really looking forward to see what will happen in the next instalment. Do they all survive? Will they meet other from the training camp again? Will they ever see their families again? I can't wait to get my hands on the second book. I would recommend this to those who want more of a unique read.

About this author

Pseudonym: Sharie Kohler Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History. A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing. In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller's List. 

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