Monday, January 13, 2014

{Review} Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by @SoVerySophie {Giveaway} @harperteen

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)
Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Pages: 384
Format:Print ARC
Source: Publisher  
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.



Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.


I had such high hopes for Sophie Jordan's Uninvited.

Sadly, however, I have had to face the fact that all the dreams I had for edge of your seat, can't put it down dystopian bliss are just not to be.

What this a predictable snore fest coupled with a poor little rich girl meets poor gorgeous hot guy love scenario.  

The kicker? 

The love story is the savior of the read.

Here's what I mean...

Girl has everything

Finds out that she has "the kill gene."

Loses everything.  (Not counting the hot new love interest in the same situation.)

Faces being demoralized and treated as a nonhuman.

Sent to a camp for TRAINING

To become a KILLER!

The saving graces of this read lie in the expert writing and in the love story that is 

Sean and Davy.
The good news is that this is the first book in a duology, meaning that there is hope that things will get better.

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.


Aww well that sucks. I wasn't thrilled with firelight so I was hoping this would be better

It's to too bad you didn't like it. Hmm, but I do want to read it just to see how I feel.


I've been stalking this book on the blogs, sorry to hear that you didn't like it!

bummer, I was trying to get past page 37, not sure I will now.

I'm sorry you didn't like it! I actually loved it though!

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