I finished reading Uninvited by Sophie Jordan yesterday.
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.
A gifted, perfect teenager who tests positive for a kill gene? Interesting! And a new concept too (to me anyways)!
I really liked Davy. I liked the way she was both before and after she came back positive for HTS. She changed and adapted, yes, but at heart she stayed the same. And Sean--hot, bad boy Sean. Or is he? We never find out why he got imprinted. I'm curious to know if he truly is a bad guy and did something horrible, or if it was for a silly incident like Davy's was.
The idea of a kill gene kind of makes you think. What if all these mass murderers really did have something in common (or even murderers in general)? I'm not so sure testing would be the solution. I found the treatment of people with HTS disturbing. Kind of like racism in a way. And it's like some of violence was because of the way these people were treated.
The ending definitely leaves you hanging on. It's not a huge cliffhanger but it's just enough to know that there's more to come and makes you want to know what's going to happen.
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.