Series Title: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
♡ Published by: Harper Teen ♡ Categorized as: Dystopian, Young Adult, and Science Fiction ♡
♡ Book 1: Uninvited ♡ Book 2: Unleashed
𝓼𝔂𝓷𝓸𝓹𝓼𝓲𝓼: “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.”
𝓶𝔂 𝓮𝔁𝓹𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓮𝓷𝓬𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓭𝓲𝓷𝓰: I finished the first book, Uninvited in just under two days, while the second book took a while longer. While reading Uninvited I got serious the matched and testing series vibes, and during Unleashed similar vibes that I just couldn’t pinpoint.
𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀: The plot of the series was well developed and unique, as I have never read a book with the same outline. However, the more you read the more predictable it became. Sophie Jordan’s writing style wasn’t anything special that drew me in more than other authors, although she had a wonderful sense of sarcasm the bled through all the characters.
The series didn’t leave me with any feelings other than a light warmth that all the loose ends were tied into a nice bow. And while a moral or lesson may not be something that is important to all readers, I always find that when I can take one out of it, the book has more appeal to me.
Davy is the main character who is your eyes and ears throughout the series, and unfortunately I didn’t particularly love her character because of the fact that she was so simple. She didn’t have any character traits that bled out more than the other to add more depth. However one of the more lovely parts of the story was the sense of music she always had wrapped up in her, and I thought Sophie Jordan did a phenomenal job of expressing it. As far as love interests go, Unleashed has a
great frustrating love triangle.
And overall, the book wasn’t anything special to me other than a fun read. It wouldn’t be first of the books I would recommend to anyone, but it it’s also not not worthy of reading. I would rate this between 3.5 and 4 just because the series felt like it was missing a piece that would bring it to an exceptional book.