Book Review: Uninvited (Uninvited#1) by Sophie Jordan

13645645Uninvited (Uninvited#1) by Sophie Jordan

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Science Fiction and Young Adult

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Pages: 384 (Hardcover)

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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.

First of all, I would like to thank the publisher, HarperTeen for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.


Uninvited isn’t a story about survival and murder. It’s a fucking love story. Despite all of the lovey-dovey bullshit, nothing about this makes sense. The romance mostly drives the story with the typical bad boy falls for the good girl theme and the characters are beyond pathetic. I thought this book would be more exciting, more action packed, but I didn’t get what I wanted. If I paid for this, I would be demanding for my money back.

Davy is a mess. All she does is whine and complain. I don’t understand the appeal of her other than she’s ‘innocent’. She judges everyone without a care in the world and believes that the doctors all made a mistakes, she doesn’t have the kill gene. It’s just not possible for someone so ‘gifted’. Reading about her and how special she is made my head hurt. I also hated just how unrealistic everything is. Davy and her friends go to a camp and there are eyes and ears everywhere so what do they do about this? Well, Davy and Sean don’t touch but they ever so casually speak of their plans for running away. They somehow get away from the camp without much trouble. Yeah fucking right. That’s not realistic, even if nobody heard their plans, it’s a place full of legit killers. There would be a least a few people awake and video cameras! They got out without a scratch and I hated how anticlimactic it all is.

Sophie Jordan has some of the greatest book ideas. The idea of people being quarantined for having the ‘kill gene’ is amazing! The way that people are still finding ways to fight people and judge them for how they’re born is interesting and I instantly fell in love with this idea. However that’s the only thing I fell in love with.

Overall, this is not worth it. Sure, it’s a great idea that will easily reel readers in but the character, unrealistic adventures, and disgusting romance ruins Uninvited. I don’t recommend this to anyone unless you’re not sick of romances taking over the story and the romances being the most typical thing ever.

1.5 Odd Clouds
1.5 Odd Clouds

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Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#48


A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

15839984Favourite quotes:

1. Don’t look at the shadows too long, or a demon might look back.

2. If you desired someone, if he comforted you, if you thought he might leech the poison out of your hear, was that love? Or only desperation?

Avalon (Avalon#1) by Mindee Arnett

17149396Favourite quote: Was the promise of freedom just something the desperate and oppressed clung to because they didn’t have anything else? Had it always been just a dream, a fantasy built up in the mind of  a boy forced to grow up too soon?

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

12787708Favourite quote: You don’t have to know someone your whole life to know them. Not really. Lonely is the same everywhere.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

18052934Favourite quote: When you’re little, you think nothing bad can happen to you because if you fall out of that tree, a fireman will catch you, or a doctor will fix it–and if someone brings a gun to school, maybe it’s okay to engage in dangerous heroics because an ambulance will get there soon enough. Now here I am with a sheriff whose first thought after a murder is maybe I can pin in on that guy I don’t like. 

Uninvited (Uninvited#1) by Sophie Jordan

13645645Favourite quote:  Some wounds are deeper than death. If nothing else, I’ve learned that.

The Lure by Lynne Ewing

18052928Favourite quotes:

1. “Four can keep a secret if three are dead.”

2. Sometimes the right choice caused suffering for the people we loved. And that was never a good reason to back down from doing what was morally right.

3. “I think I’ve been looking at my life from the wrong way,” I said. “What if, when fate gives you something bad, it’s not to defeat you, it’s so you’ll see the problem and do something about it.”