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Uninvited (Uninvited #1)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  7,902 ratings  ·  1,374 reviews
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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
I groaned out loud as I read the very first sentence of the narrative.

Davy is the picture perfect spoiled, pampered princess who is firmly ensconced in her fluffy, warm cocoon of a life. It took no less than the jaws of life to knock her off the fucking pedestal on which she has planted her throne.

This book suffers from two main things: one of the most unconvincing premises I have ever read in a book that aspires to be a dystopia, and a heroine with whom I fou

The thing is...I don’t think this author is for me. She has a lovely enough writing (even though her favorite figure of speech seems to be repetition and that one never appealed to me) and this book sure was fast-paced but the characters…THE CHARACTERS. I don’t know how she managed to created something like 20+ characters but make them all weak in characterization and likeability. I mean, not to sound negative, but I HATED most of them: Tori, the phony boyfriend, Coco, Nathan, Jackson, Davy’s mo
Krista (Nawanda Files)
First glance: boring cover but awesome concept.

Then: OH MY GOSH! Her hair is DNA...shaped like DNA. As a science major this is blowing my mind! -- Obviously I'm a nerd.

Now: I love this cover.


Going into this book, I really excepted some badass chick who has the genetics to kill. And while these expectations were soon fizzled, I realized that it didn't matter if Davy Hamilton was a normal girl who'd rather take a step back than shoot someone square in the face. Why? Because
Emily May
Maybe I'm being generous. Or unfair. I can't decide exactly how I feel about Jordan's latest young adult novel - Uninvited. I recently had my low expectations trampled on by her impressive contribution to the new adult craze - Foreplay - and couldn't wait to see what more she had to offer. But Uninvited was a disappointment. It suffered from flaws in the very foundation of the story and the characters, even though the author's writing was compulsively readable enough to make me sail through it i ...more
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Lately I'm in mood for YA :))Wow it was amazing!!!The kill Gene was an interesting concept to me and unique!From the beginning till the end the plot keep me captivate!Uninvited blends together romance, action and science fiction!With fantastic characters and an ending that keeps your interesting for the next book!!

Davy Hamilton has the perfect life....
She has her friends, a boyfriend that loves her and she has many talents..She only has a few months left of her senior year and
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Fast, enjoyable read--the Minority Report-like premise is intriguing, and the action-oriented plot keeps the pages turning.

Weird that there's a bit of revisionism in the story, though. At one point Davy slaps her ex-boyfriend and gets into trouble for it, but she explains the reason for the slap as something totally different to two separate people. I also wish that some of the plotting/dialogue was more subtle and more complex, that it wasn't so easy for Davy to get out of different
A quick read that leads us into a dystopian society where future killers can be identified with a gene test. The last thing Davy expected was to be found positive - her perfect life as a popular, smart, future Julliard student down the drain.

What I found very interesting about this dystopian story, and also one that makes it stand out from the others, is how it doesn't completely start out as one. We get to see the actual developments of a very scary dystopian society where people's rights beco
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1.5 stars

Not long ago, I picked up Firelight by this author, and even though I thought Jordan was a skilled author when it came to her writing, her plotting was formulaic, Twilight-esque and a huge waste of what was one of the first modern paranormal YA romance with dragons. In spite of all that, I didn't hate it. So I decided to give Uninvited a try.

Uninvited brings to the table a very interesting concept, thought-provoking even. It takes root in the endless debate of
Valeria Andrea
May 05, 2013 Valeria Andrea marked it as to-read
Shelves: youngadult, english
I hope she kills EVERYONE around her in the book.
That would be awesome.
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Carriers are like a cancer to this once great nation. And like any disease, sometimes the only way to battle it is with poison.

Wow. I’ll be honest; I was not expecting Uninvited to be this good. Sophie Jordan’s first YA series, Firelight, was not exactly what I had hoped for so I went into this one cautiously, a little worried that I would not enjoy it as much as everyone else. Anyway, perhaps ‘good’ is an understatement, even. Uninvited is a refreshingly fun

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This book wasn't bad it was just okay. The second half of the book is definitely better and stronger than the first half.

This book is an easy and a fast read. But sadly a bit predictable. I knew what was coming WAY before it would happen. I also felt a lack of "bonding" with any of the characters.

I just really got tired of hearing Davy complain about how shes nothing now and has nothing...

Haley ~ YA-Aholic
May 23, 2013 Haley ~ YA-Aholic marked it as want-to-read-badly
Shelves: must-have-soon


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Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Rating: 5++ stars
HEA: (view spoiler)
"Never forget that we are more than the genetic code. We can be more than labels applied to us. We can be more than what others whisper behind our backs. Free will exists. We need to choose to be the best we can be and we need to help others do the same. Believe in yourself."

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After reading the last line of this novel, I had to compose myself, calm the chill out and take a deep breath.
You have been uninvited.

This line is the emotional crux of the story. These are the words that creep beneath the emotional barrier of the protagonist and wreck havoc insider her mind and heart.

Davy Hamilton is a girl who has aperfectlife on paper. Good looks - check. Good grades - check. Supporting family who is proud of her achievements - check. Involved best friend - check. Gorgeous, doting boyfriend - double check.

You can see she has got a good life going for her and she has a shiny future to
"A world so afraid of carriers, it makes killers out of the innocent."

2 stars, but only because it was an audiobook and the reader was doing a very good job. Otherwise it would have been 1 star.

Ugh. UGH! Why is it that I so often start out reading a new book all enthusiastic and optimistic and interested, but then get utterly disappointed? I honestly thought I was liking this book, I did, but after the initial world building was done and the characters were introduced, it all started to fall
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
Considering my horrid experience with Firelight, Sophie Jordan’s YA paranormal project, I started Uninvited a bit wearily, honestly not expecting much. And yet, not even 50 pages in, I found myself wound so tightly I could barely breathe.

Jordan did an excellent job of building this mistrustful, terrified society. Parents turning on their children, boyfriends turning on their girlfriends, best friends turning on each other, for no reason other than two recessive genes combined. Fear and
Rashika (is tired)
This book. Is just. It’s hard to form words because it is just so damn good. I am stunned. I was a little wary going into this because I had NOT enjoyed Jordan’s Firelight. Maja’s review did re-assure me to a certain degree and gave me the push I needed to finally read the book.

Which I am really glad I did because otherwise I would have been missing out on a lot of awesome.

The book reels you in right from the start. It has a powerful opening that makes you want to read more. You have the main ch
I finished this book in 3 hours. 3 HOURS! I wanted to savor it. I swear I did! But this book, this story! It was meant to be devoured! Review to come soon!


Ms. Sophie Jordan, I am going to take a moment to be über creepy and say, you are the most evil, twisted, brilliant, amazing and absolutely FABULOUS woman ever. I may be a genius and I sort of love hate you right now, in the best way possible.....

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Erm....sorry about that guys but it needed to be said!

If you follow me on twitter yo


This is an interesting and enjoyable read! This future would is very intriguing and it was interesting to think about what it would be like if we discovered a gene that predicts violence.
There are dark themes and this book brings up many topics about teen violence and the issues of the world we live in today.
I liked the main character Davy, she has her head on straight and even though she had terrible things happen to her, she kept going. She did complain at times, but I think it's unders
Abbe "The Awesome Senior" Hinder
Uninvitedisn't a story about survival and murder. It's a fucking love story. Despite all of the lovey-dovey bullshit, nothing about this makes sense. The romance mostly drives the story with the typical bad boy falls for the good girl theme and the characters are beyond pathetic. I thought this book would be more exciting, more action packed, but I didn't get what I wanted. If I paid for this, I would be demanding for my money back.

Davy is a mess. All she does is whine and complain. I don't unde
Savina M.
There will be no spoilers for this review because it's just so damn predictable. However, if you would like to predict the events of the book for yourself, tread carefully.

If you're looking for a dystopian with a kickass heroine, decent world-building, and a believable romance, prepare to be fucking disappointed. Just like I was.

I tried so hard to love Uninvited. I was really excited about it when I first read the blurb a few months ago, and this shit was not what I expected. Uninvited was like
Emily Crowe
Unless your mindsent tends more towards the Bella-from-Twilight-only-romance-can-save-me-girls-aren't-as-good-as-boys brand of thinking, skip this one. This book had tremendous potential but lacked all of the following: subtlety, follow-through on the most interesting parts , a strong female lead, and any character development whatsoever.

It is also narrated in first person, present tense, which is the most annoying POV for me. Your miles may vary on that one. But first person present tense large
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I’ve had Uninvited sitting on my Kindle for a while now and I was planning on reading it when it first released but I just wasn’t in the mood at the time but it’s always been in the back of my mind. Now I can finally say, I’ve read it! And I’m glad I’ve managed to knock it off my TBR list.

Davy Hamilton has a perfect life – perfect family, perfect boyfriend and, a perfect future to look forward to. But the world Davey lives in isn’t perfect. She lives in a world that certain people test positive
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Lured in by a cool concept of a kill gene running through the general population, I thought Uninvited would be an interesting societal exploration of identified potential killers. Unfortunately, all I got was a lot of whine and self pity from the main character Davy. Bella Swan and Nora Jones has nothing on this girl, as I trudged through pages and pages of complaining and prejudging.

I just can’t believe this girl. The very

Carriers are like a cancer to this once great nation. And like any disease, sometimes the only way to battle it is with poison.
I have a confession to make: I’m a sucker for anything related to medical thrillers – especially if the medical aspect has anything to do with genetics. Uninvited is no different as I found myself devouring this action-packed novel.

Uninvited is set in a futuristic United States not too far from our own in which the government has discovered a gene that determines th
helen the bookowl
It's more like 4.5 stars from me. I'll be doing a video review of this one soon :)
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Zemira Warner
Jan 31, 2014 Zemira Warner rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Divergent
A music prodigy Davy didn't expect her life to change in just one moment. Before she was an excellent student, with a loving family, friends who envied her and a gorgeous boyfriend. That all changed when she found of she has the kill gene.She tested positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS) and is forced to change school, her friends abandon her and so does her boyfriend. Even her parents aren't sure what to think about the new situation. She meets Sean, a boy who's already carrying HTS and ...more
I am no stranger to disappointment. It trails me, especially in-between the words, in the spaces where potential lingers, but is passed over. I often pause at these gaps – these chasms – of un-realized fulfillment, seeking the gratification of invisible letters to clutters the emptiness. Alas, Jordan’s Uninvited is just another novel whose premise enticed me, concept intrigued me, and first few pages kept me glued…only to close the cover with a bang, a whoosh of air, and a sigh of discontentment ...more
Sophie Jordan’s UNINVITED is an incredibly exciting, chilling, thought-provoking and immensely entertaining read that takes readers to a future where someone’s propensity to kill can be predicted by genetic testing. It is a dark, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat story that is at times shocking, at others heartbreaking, but at all times utterly captivating.

Davy Hamilton wasn’t a killer. Just because a test told her she was, that one day she would kill someone, didn’t mean she was ready to accept th
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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years
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