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When rejection comes back to bite you...

Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in.

Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life -- once a broken
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Simon Pulse
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I don't have a lot of any, really nice things to say about Uninvited, but I'd like to say upfront that I didn't expect to - and at the time I read this book, I was an easy reader to please. Books I cannot force myself to read now, are books I used to love...books that I dislike now, but can still see far outweigh Uninvited in quality. So while I didn't have any expectations for this book, I was still intrigued by the premise; boyfriend kills himself, returns as a member of the undead, haunts pro ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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These days, Jordan's got a lot on her mind. Her social phobias are getting the better of her, she thinks she messed things up with a guy she really connected with... and her ex-boyfriend, popular jock Michael, has been appearing at her bedroom window since the night after his funeral. It seems the rumors that Michael killed himself aren't true -- he was attacked by a vampire, and became one himself. Now he wants Jordan to join him. Every night, he pleads
Jan 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
I didn't enjoy this book, as my amazon review will state. I thought it was written like mediocore fanfiction with an overuse of exclamation points and under developed characters. Jordan seemed like she was supposed to be everything all rolled into one. Instead of her being complex, it came off as just a pile of issues...terrible mother, frienemies, drinking, smoking, drugs, highly sexual, drama club, track and field, and anxiety disorder. It's too much for a 200 page book especially when you add ...more
Mily Lou
Mar 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
The book was boring =(. I honestly tried to find something good about this book. It was a waste of time, and a waste of money. If you really want to read this book well, buy a USED books from there are about 1.72 for the used book. Sorry, people but it's the worst book I've ever read.

Its all about the girl going high school getting drunk doing drugs, and doing guys. Although this book sounds intresting to read when I read the reviews and the books description, NOTHING GOOD REALLY HAP
Jan 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Jordan and her dead ex boyfriend who comes back to her window every night wanting her to let him in and the choices she has to make.

I really enjoyed this book. I got pulled into the story within first few pages and finished the books in a few hours (it is only 204 pages so its a quick read). There wasnt any twists or suspense in this story like most parnormal stories but I liked the main character Jordan and her struggles to deal with her situation. Actually I would say ther
Jun 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: grown-ups
Ok, someone passed this book along to me and I read it thinking it would be just another of the current 'vampire craze' books. Huh - NOT. The premise is good: a high school girl is trapped in her house from sundown to sun up every night because her first love (now dead... no, UNdead) sits in the tree beside her window begging her to let him in - he needs an invitation. I did like that the vampire in this story was actually an evil horrible being, not the current romanticized version that's every ...more
Emma Louise
May 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bought
I regret spending money on this because A) after about 70 pages nothing happened and B) I am having a hard time liking the main character.

For such a badass pot smoking, drinking, partying girl, Jordan's personality is completely the opposite of all that. Who she is and what she does just doesn't seem to match.

Also I felt like I was thrown in the middle of a book because nothing was explained right, people were mentioned without us being told who they were, and it was just terribly written.

Oct 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is an incredibly good book, one that doesn't flinch from portraying the reality of teen's lives and mixing it with a good dose of fantasy.

I did find Jordan annoying several times, but that was part of the point of the book.

I'll try to come back later and write a longer (and hopefully better) review, but I'll settle right now for saying that this was good story told by a solid storyteller.
Kelsey Zerbel
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a weird read. It wasn't necessarily bad but by the end of the book I was sitting in my room a little confused.
Jun 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
The world is ending. I know it. If the world is infested with sex crazed, pot smoking, beer drinking teenagers such as the ones in this book then I know for sure this world is doomed.

It simply amazes me that such people exist. Or is the author trying too hard? Does she really think teenagers are like that these days? Because I know for sure I wont sleep with a new guy every week just because I dumped my old asshole of a boyfriend.

Gosh there are just so many things wrong with this book. But mai
Feb 22, 2010 rated it did not like it
Uninvited is 100% completely and utterly a ‘young adult’ book. Don’t be mislead into thinking that because you’re an adult who enjoyed Twilight you will enjoy this!

I count myself very lucky that my introduction to Amanda Marrone’s work was through Devoured, which I thought to be an original story with some quite thrilling moments. If I’d started with Uninvited I would never have touched another one of her books.

I’m guessing that if you’re a teenager in the 14-19yr old bracket (which is the targe
Reading Sarah
Sep 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, teens, paranormal
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An Abundance of Books
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
You know Michael is a vampire and Jordan knows Michael is a vampire, but that's pretty much the end of my expectations. Uninvited doesn't dwell on Michael's death and how it affects Jordan - Michael's harassment/stalking actually forces her to reflect on her life. Jordan is basically a shy girl with some odd anxieties, but it all relates to the fact that her shyness has limited her social skills. She started dating Michael the summer he moved to town, and their relationship went faster than she ...more
Charlotte Phillips
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: a-to-z-challenge
I can't say that I was overally excited by this book, it was pretty basic and simple after all. But it was the kind of book you want to read when you need a break from reading the long ones. I liked the story outline of the dead ex boyfriend becoming a boyfriend wanting his ex girlfriends attentiuon, But what I didn't like so much was the fact that you never really knew how he turned into a vampire which was somewhat annoying. I found myself wanting to know more so of course you expect the story ...more
Jun 10, 2011 rated it did not like it

To start off, honestly, this book was awful. Characters, plot line, mood, all of it. It is about a girl named Jordan who doesn't exactly do the right things. She drinks, partys, and does drugs. Her best friend Rachael is a lot worse. For the past 3 months Jordan is stalked by her ex boyfriend, who has just died and has come back as a vampire. He is at her window everynight and is just creepy.

All of the characters are one dimensional and are not written well. Jordan just complains and drinks all
Apr 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
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Carmaletta Hilton
Apr 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
This was a conglomeration of almost every vampire myth from the old school vampire stories. With so many books around that romanticize vampires and makes them sexy, this had the opportunity to be a really good book about an evil, no-good vampire. That said, it failed miserably. The characters were bland and unlikable, save for maybe Lisa at the end, and Michael was comical. Our main character is supposed to have social anxiety disorder so bad that she can befriends people she doesn't even like s ...more
Heather G Gentle
Sep 17, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: I can't even imagine
One of the worst books I've read. I got this from a "bargain book" shelf for $3 and I feel I paid too much.
This book is written in a prose for a 12 year old-- but the main character-- and all of her friends-- are promiscuous, drug taking drunks who have conversations about wanting to "nail" teachers, where they'll get their next weed stash and how their boyfriends "fluids" taste. Not exactly what I'd want my 12 year old to be reading. But-- it's not written for an adult either-- I can't determi
SIGH! I so wanted to find something, anything, good about this book. The only part of the book I could stand to read was the last section with the "encounter". The book was just so boring. It was a short read but seemed like it took forever to finish. The writing was not very well done and seemed to be bogged down with teen speak. This would have been better as a short story with just the last section and the beginning all condensed. The action scene was easy to read. The rest was just repeat af ...more
Richard Denney
Nov 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
So one day at the Library I picked up the novel "Uninvited" By Amanda Marrone & thought HEY! this seems interesting since I LOVE vampires & all. But after the first few chapters I got super bored & skimmed through most of it just to save myself from chucking the book across the room (Though I hate damaging books!). The characters were decent but the plot had huge holes and the story was too quick and the subject of teen drinking was overdone and super un-needed and could have survive ...more
Sarah Jo.
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire, 2010
Jordan has serious problems. Her mom goes out and shops the days away, and she is at parites putting drugs and alcohol into her system. Jordan is known at her high school as a slut and a no one, but her biggest regret is not answering the phone when her team-mate, Danny, called. Jordans family and few friends can't ever know about her biggest of her problems: That ever since Michael Greenwood died, night life has lost its appeal.

A wonderfully bloodcurdling tale will keep you fliping through page
Mar 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
If you want a YA book in the vampire fiction line, this one is clearly superior. The vampire-human relationship is an abusive one; this stalker hates and would kill Jordan, the protagonist, and is certainly affecting her psyche and behavior the way an actual stalker would. There's no Bella thinking Edward is so adorable when she discovers he's been watching her sleep for months. No. This relationship is dangerous and destructive, and can only be resolved by Jordan taking action. Melodramatic and ...more
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really liked the thrill in the book. Everyone likes books that make you jump when something happens and that is exactly what this book will make you do. Jordan could have been in danger if she did not get help but gladly she did . Everyone will like this book because it was very fascinating and kind of fun to read actually. It was like a TV in your head. I strongly recommend this book to everyone.
So I have no clue this is a vampire and honestly not the best. The plot was pretty predictable and not original at all . The characters were pretty boring and didn't show much development. However I did go through pretty quickly and laughed at some references! I have no spoilers because I only took one note and it was about "Rent the musical" !

Sarah Marie
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sarah Marie by: It stared at me on the library shelf
Uninvited is about Jordan, a girl who was dumped by her boyfriend, Michael. Michael dies and starts to visit Jordan at night asking her to invite him in. Uninvited is a really good book. I couldn't put it down. There is a lot of drinking, cursing, sex, and sexual preferences in this book, and it is not meant for younger readers.
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
absolutely loved this book! The story kept me wanting to keep reading and find out what happens. The books tackles also with no so everyday spoke about issues that go on with teenagers in HS. It's also a completely different twist on your average vampire novels. Definitely recommend this book!
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this was a really great and intense book. it totally kept me on my toes and i just wanted to know what will happen next so i never put down the book. the end has a like a OMG no way ending. its really good and i really recommend it
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Amanda Marrone may not be a household name but she is getting there. Uninvited isn't your everyday vampire story and her version is refreshing. Broken hearts and mending friendships - this book should be on everyone's TBR lists.
Jan 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I relate to this girl A LOT its so weird. but I dont really know how to decribe this book, not that it wasnt good! It was amazing! All i can say is if you read you might understand. But it is a must read
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