Superhero-isim is a lost art! Reformed villains are so popular now they have become the new norm. Sidekick brings back the “good guy”, um gal. Meet Br...moreSuperhero-isim is a lost art! Reformed villains are so popular now they have become the new norm. Sidekick brings back the “good guy”, um gal. Meet Bremy St Claire. She’s brave. She’s cute. She takes orders well from the lead hero, Knight Rider. She’s beyond reproach. Um okay, so maybe she needs a small push from time to time to act. So what if she wears the wrong shoes, has bad hair days, and seriously has no “hero gal style”. Oh and like you listen to EVERYTHING people tell you. Sure she has a past, she’s not particularly proud off and rather not discuss. But hey, that’s what’s made her the crime fighter she is today, “Bre…., um Brenda.” She has an alias. That should count for something. Right?
Sidekick is the type of story that really jumps right into the action. Bremy StClair is instantly loveable and ridiculously hilarious. Sidekick delivers without the magic, but loads of glam.
If you’re looking for a quick lighthearted contemporary comedy about a normal girl looking to save the world, starting with her rich girl gilt, then this book is for you. Caution: You will laugh while reading, so refrain from doing so in public places. (less)
Uninvited is one of those novels that mirrors the issues of real life so much that the lines of fiction become blurred. We live in a time where random...moreUninvited is one of those novels that mirrors the issues of real life so much that the lines of fiction become blurred. We live in a time where random acts of violence and mass murders are all too common. There have been massacres on college campuses from single gunmen. Children and faculty were slaughtered on regular school day. A slew of athletes terrorized at a marathon. The list goes on. We are a nation constantly on edge from a danger that could be the very person we speak to everyday. The fear is “never truly knowing the cause of it all”. The public can only be mollified with gun control and theories of mental illness for so long. In Uninvited, researchers have narrowed it down to one common denominator that can be found in a single gene; and the government to a single conclusion: Control the HTS carriers, control the killings.
Uninvited was gripping, chilling, and all too believable. Sophie Jordan trail blazes this story with a character sure to evoke sympathy and outrage from the reader. Davy Hamilton is the American Dream. She’s a blond hair, virgin female musical prodigy, dating the most popular jock, and born into a wealthy & respectful family. Yet none of this could save her from her own DNA. Davy is a vision of everything perceived as pure; and she carries the “kill gene”. The irony is staggering. Once diagnosed, Davy goes from Pretty in Pink & Clueless to Orange is the New Black. She is ostracized by her friends, denounced by her family, “uninvited” by her school, dumped by the love of her life, and completely thrown to the wolves of the killers she is labeled as being amongst. The magnitude of her loss is, lump in the back of your throat, tangible. Contrarily to other dystopian novels, this heroine doesn’t automatically turn kick ass overnight, she wallows in her loss for a while, and for that I find her very believable.
The world of Uninvited, as seen through the eyes of a HTS carrier, is so oppressive, it’s downright suffocating. The iron hand of the law is a sliver notch able genocide and restructured holocaust. This world WILL piss you off. My only complaint is there was a lot of rebuttal to the HTS theory. While some HTS identified were certifiable sociopaths, others appeared dormant. It made me question the science behind the hypothesis. Since the case studies weren’t fully disclosed it left me wondering. This wasn’t enough to take away from my overall enjoyment. The romance is sweetly paced and the buildup will leave you breathless. The suspense and action makes Uninvited worth the read. I would recommend to fans of dystopian. This was my first Sophie Jordan novel and I hope to read more of her work. I look forward to the conclusion in the next novel.
*This ARC was provided by the publisher for an honest review.(less)
I've got warm and fuzzys all over. I loved this soooooo much! Faith Sullivan you're pretty damn awesome. Finally a guy I can call home and talk to mom...moreI've got warm and fuzzys all over. I loved this soooooo much! Faith Sullivan you're pretty damn awesome. Finally a guy I can call home and talk to mom about! xoxo!
Oh Adam.....*sigh*...it's not you it's me. Oh my goodness that sounds like a break up speech! Retract, RETRACT.
*ERASE & start again* Adam you're cool, but Eric's cooler. I don't want no guy guy, I just want a shy guy.