Genre: Science Fiction and Young Adult
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
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.
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