By Sophie Jordan
Publication date: Jan. 28, 2014
HarperTeen, 384 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Wow. Wow. Wow.
I’ve always loved Sophie Jordan — both her YA novels and her adult romances — but she’s really taken it up a level with Uninvited.
I was on the edge of my seat from cover to cover with this one. Whenever I was forced to put it down, I found my mind wandering back to Davy’s story.
Poor Davy finds out she’s a carrier of a gene that is, supposedly, more likely to make her a carrier. She’s caged, beaten, manipulated, abandoned, you name it from the minute she finds out. It’s suspenseful and heartbreaking and totally made me cry. Oh, and it’s steamy, of course. It is Sophie Jordan.
Uninvited was a thought-provoking, engaging and powerful story that I know I will be recommending throughout the year to come. My only complaint? The abrupt ending. Sure, it’s a series, but I was like “Wait. What? That’s it?” Boo! I want more!