Book Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian | Science Fiction | Romance
Released: January 28th 2014
Review Source: HarperTeen

From New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan, Uninvited is a chilling and suspenseful story about a girl whose DNA brands her as a killer, perfect for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Confessions of a Murder Suspect.

Davy had everything—a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Juilliard—but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school and avoided by her friends and family, she is placed in a special class with other "carriers" who are treated like the murderers they someday might become.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions—not the code embedded in her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself?

Uninvited was a delight to read from Sophie Jordan. I was already a loyal fan because of her YA Firelight series, adult historical romances and previous to this novel her first published New Adult book Foreplay. So when I heard she was going back to YA and it was dystopian based, I was all on board. And with a cover like that, you just knew you need to read the book to see what that hair with DNA strands is all about.

Uninvited can sit proudly next to others books in its genres, the storyline was unique and fresh. The characters kept you engrossed in the story. Jordan knew how to balance this tale with plenty of action, romance and mystery. Imagine living in a world where they now check your DNA to know if you will be a murderer in the future. How crazy and unfair is that to those that are normal and have a bright future ahead of themselves, to have that strip away in one day because a test says you will be dangerous in the future and commit murder. You have to feel pity for Davy, she is labeled with HTS (Homicidal Tendency Syndrome) and her current life is no more. She will now be out casted and frown up. Davy refuses to believe that is her future and makes it her goal to prove the test was wrong and maintain normalcy in her life.

Normal is the last thing Davy will endure. She is in for a very bumpy road ahead of her. Follow along as Davy tries to find what normal really is and who the real friends are that should be by her side.

If you want to read a story with a realistic voice in its main protagonist and storyline that keeps you on your toes every single page, then grab your copy of Uninvited today. I can't wait to see what the sequel brings. Jordan continues to show us why she is a NYT bestselling author.


  1. This is one that I am really looking forward to reading! Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Man- this has been the general consensus of all of my favorite bloggers; that this book isn't just great, but is pretty much phenomenal.....I've GOT to go get this one! Thanks for your great feedback. :-)


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