February 08, 2014

Uninvited: Review

Uninvited (Uninvited #1)
by Sophie Jordan

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.

My Review
In this future time they can tell by looking at your genes whether you will be a killer or not. If you have the HTS gene you are marked as different and are watched closely. Davy is a girl who goes to a good school, is talented, very smart, with a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. All that changes when it is found she has HTS. She is took away from all she has known and has to live a different life than she has ever known. All but her brother have abandoned her. She makes some new friends and she just has to hope they are enough to help her when things begin to go really bad.

Davy at first you will think this girl has it all. She is from a good family and seems to have everything going for her. When she is found to have HTS her whole life changes. I have to say she could have given up but she doesn't. She settles in pretty good and even tries to make some new friends. These friends aren't like others she has known but she does try to see the good in them and even help them. I really liked her and how she adjust to everything. She is stronger than even she knows and really grows up in a short time. Sean has the HTS as well. He seems like a lonely moody guy at first but as you soon see he does everything he can to protect those he cares about. He is there when Davy needs him and not afraid to stand up for others. These are just two of the fascinating characters you will meet in this book.

Just when you think every dystopian book seems to be the same and none stand out here comes Uninvited. I loved the sound of this book and from the time I heard of it I couldn't wait to read it. I loved all of it. The characters where great and had to do things they never thought they could. I felt so sorry for Davy as her parents treated her like a criminal and pretty much wanted nothing to do with her once they found out she had the HTS. Her boyfriend to me was a coward and her best friend at the time is well I will call her a backstabber. Sean and Davy clearly belong together and the more you read you see how they are so good for each other. The government doesn't give any thought that some people may have this gene and not be bad. They have their own agenda and it is a bad one. I will say I was intrigued all through this book and I really can't wait to read the next book to see what happens next. I have a feeling Davy and Sean have just begun trying to get their own lives and it will be a battle for them to get it.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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