Saturday, February 13, 2016

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

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.

Rating: 1/5 Stars

I really like learning about serial killers. Don’t ask me why, but the whole psychology behind them is fascinating to me; what drives a person to do something so horrible? Is it nature, nurture or both?

Maybe my expectations for Uninvited were too high, but try as I might I just couldn’t say anything good about this story.

Davy has always known she’s especial. She’s a musical prodigy, she’s beautiful, skilled, clever. Perfect. I hate perfection in characters, really perfection simply does not exist and that’s exactly what Davy’s life is like, until her test for Homicidal Tendencies comes back positive and she loses everything.

The novel lacked logic, right from the beginning you could tell that the author hadn’t done any research and that’s a shame because a bit of insight into what would turn Davy into a killer was exactly what I was looking for.

The world made little sense; they had people who had tested positive for homicidal tendencies and what did people do? They treated them like crap, isolated and abused them. It was literally the LAST THING you want to do with people like that!

I can’t say that I liked any of the characters. Maybe Davys brother because he was really sweet and was for her no matter what, but Davys barely paid any attention to him. The main character was really annoying, I couldn’t take her seriously; she was mean, self-centered and doesn’t grow or learn from what she goes through.

The romance, what can I say? It was insta-love so I didn’t enjoy it very much.

I recommend it for people who are looking for a light read but without any real substance.

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