Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited Series (#1)
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller, YA
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.



I'm very conflicted by this book. I SHOULD hate it, but I was completely hooked. I SHOULD give it a 3 stars, but I want to give it a 4 or 5.


Uninvited got me hooked when it shouldn't have.

THE BAD.

There was only one thing and one thing only that irked me so much and it was this one thing that made me so confused on what to rate this book.

Davy.

Davy was the biggest bitchy brat ever in the beginning of the book. I can't stress that out enough. She was so spoiled, childish, and so utterly disgusting and stupid. She kept on running to Sean The Badass Bad Boy Hottie EVERY SINGLE FRICKIN' TIME she ran into something.

Let me further explain. Every single freaking time she runs into something she doesn't want to deal with she calls Sean. Or Sean, being the good guy he is, runs to Davy.


The first sentence of the book is "I always knew I was different.". *rolls eyes* Like COME ON. I hate that. I hate it I hate it I hate it. I hate it when characters always think they're the special one. I hate it when they think they're sooo perfect. Like we all know that something special is going to happen to the main character (obviously) but COME ON. They don't need to say it out loud and repeat it OVER and OVER and OVER again.

However, eventually, Davy toughened up after the 40% and grew up into a mature woman who was not a bitchy spoiled brat and she was actually average throughout the rest of the book. About damn time.

THE GOOD. 

The awesomeness I found in this book was: the plot, the pacing, the everything but the Davy.

The plot was pretty good. This book is set in a dystopian world where there's a gene called HTS, aka "the kill gene", meaning that HTS gene carriers will kill someone in their lives, and they can't control it. This book focuses on Davy, who's HTS test results come back positive that she's a carrier, even though she's the most average, non-violent teenage girl. *rolls eyes at Davy*

This book was so dark and thrilling that I just couldn't resist...Everything was just so well pieced together and written and it was a pretty enjoyable read. It was fast paced which was why it was easy for me to just read the night away. This is the kind of book for readers that don't like books that are descriptive and slow, which I am one of those readers.

While I did not like the main character in Uninvited, I loved the rest of the book. Some mentionable characters are Sean O'Rouke, Davy's boyfriend.

Sean was an amazing character. I couldn't help but swoon for him at some parts! He was just so adorable! At first he was all acting badass and tough but when he and Davy got together, that guy really softened up and he was just so sweet and the romance between Davy and Sean was just so much, I was practically yelling my head of to just get them to kiss already!! And when they finally did...it was perfect. Just perfect.

While I loved the ideas in Uninvited, this book still has things to improve on, such as Davy. (Key word: DAVY.) As much as I loved the plot and the rest of the characters in the story, the main character is still one of the most important things of the book, especially if you're reading in first person, because it was just SO FRUSTRATING at times!

I would say that Uninvited is a pretty good, thrilling dystopian novel out of all the dystopias I've read, and that I would recommend this book if you're looking for a good dystopian novel AND you are fine with reading from a not so great main character's POV. But if we were talking about just a novel regardless of its genres but it's greatness, Uninvited is the kind of book you'd pick up on a rainy day, or you're looking for decent reading material when you're bored. However, I think this book was alright overall (3.5 stars), and now that Davy's more mature in the next book, I can't wait to see more of Sean and what happens in Unleashed, Uninvited #2!

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Olivia

Olivia is a fangirl from Canada with too many book boyfriends who also adores sweets, drawing, and watching anime. She started off trying to write a full length novel, but some things are just easier said than done, so Olivia spends her days writing blog posts instead. That is, when she's not spending her free nights playing League.

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  1. Haha! I loved your review, I haven't read any Of Sophie Jordan's books, but I've been meaning too:)

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    1. Thanks Sydney! I hope you find the time to try reading Sophie Jordan's books! Can't wait to hear what you think about them when you do! :)

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  2. Great review! I'll definitely add it to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by and following. :)
    Following you back GFC.

    Jess @ Jess Time To Read

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  3. Oh man, I also hate that about characters, them knowing they are different and such. Gah. That'S only allowed to say when the mc is an alien, fairy or whatever. Oh well, I've heard many great thing about Uninvited and also about Sean. I've got to meet that guy soon!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Olivia!

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    1. Omg LOL Melissa! I know! I've been reading so many books lately where the character is always saying and knowing that they're special. Like, we all know you're special but you're not supposed to...and it gets even more annoying when they say it repeatedly!!

      And Sean is just...PERFECT...*swoons* I can't wait for you to read the book and meet him! TELL ME WHEN YOU REVIEW IT!

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  4. Fantastic review. I didn't like the book as much as you did but by GOD, FUCKING DAVY! That's the thing I hated most about the book-run to Sean if you stub your thumb. Like, grow the fuck up you speshul fucking snowflake. I love the list you made.

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    1. Haha thanks! I gave this book a higher rating than I normally would with characters that are like Davy, always saying that they're special, but I'd love the story if it wasn't for her! :(

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  5. Haha! I love this review! And I love your blog, especially the owl on the bookshelf! ;)
    I'm following you!

    Check out my giveaway for Frostbitten, a YA Paranormal- http://thebookworminsider.blogspot.com/2014/09/giveaway-frostbitten.html

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    1. Thanks Carissa for letting me know about the giveaway and stopping by! :)

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  6. I can relate to your thoughts, Olivia... I've just read this book, Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver), and I was pretty conflicted by it too. The storyline was a little too obvious and there were way too many characters and I didn't like Sam at all, but I was hooked...

    I MISS YOU SO MUCH OLIVIA!!!! *wails* I wish I didn't have to move...

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    1. OMG I totally agree with everything you say! I was hooked for some reason even though everything was really obvious. AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH TOO :((((((

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