Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

June 22, 2015     erinbook     Book review

The Uninvited by Sophie Jordan 

Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
384 Pages
Received: From Trade
Format: Paperback ARC

Rating: DNF

Description: 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: But but but this book was supposed to be so good! :.( Unfortunately I just found  it really boring. I only made it about a hundred pages before I DNFed the thing. Strange because the description made it seem so good. But here’s the thing….

This book is so predictable. I was sitting there reading and when certain characters were introduced I knew exactly how this would go. Oh, boyfriend can’t accept new information about girlfriend? What a shock. And what a jerk. Girl meets new guy with an edge? Well obviously he’s the love interest Where’s the hook? Why do I feel like I’m reading a book I’ve read so many times before? And why does this feel like all of those contemporaries that I could never stand?

This book relies so heavily on the romance but there’s very little chemistry. There’s nothing that makes me want to see what happens to the characters and I had no problem putting the book down and moving on. I didn’t even want to look up what happens. I’m just not invested. And with so many amazing books out there to read I didn’t feel like it was worth continuing.

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4 responses to “Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

  1. I actually ended up loving this book, even though it was really predictable. Although the direction it went in at the end wasn't what I had expected. And the sequel really goes in a direction I didn't expect and didn't like. I gave this a high rating and the sequel a 1/5, haha.

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