Uninvited (Uninvited #1) by Sophie Jordan

Title: Uninvited
Series: Uninvited #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Pages: 384
Source: ARC, ALA Midwinter

Summary from Goodreads:
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 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.


What if you were told that you were destined to become a murderer? 
Because Davy was told she would be. 
"My lungs swell at the unfairness of it all. I've never even been in a fight. Not even in elementary school. It's ridiculous to imagine me committing one of these infractions he describes. I want to scream: Look at me! I'm not bad! I'm not a monster!"
How long would you hold out hope that your life could stay the same? 
Because Davy's perfect life shattered immediately. She's taken out of school, away from her sheltered life and forced to spend every day in a cage with other HTS carriers. Her hope doesn't last long. 

How long do you think others would keep believing in you, feel safe around you, love you or be your friend? 
Because everyone bails on Davy except for her brother. Her best friend is HORRIBLE. Her (ex) boyfriend almost just as bad. Even her parents avoid her. 

How long would you keep believing in yourself before you started to doubt everything you ever knew?

"I can't hear him say that I'm not like the others...that I'm better than all the rest of them. Not when I don't know if it's true.
To know that, I have to know that what's inside of them, isn't inside of me. And I can't know that for sure."
How long could you hold it together? 

How long before what everyone says is true? 

I loved this book. It was emotional, thought-provoking, suspenseful, exciting. I really sympathized with Davy. She struggles with losing everything she knows and surviving this new life of hers. Being told she's a killer and being thrown in with other killers. Practically defenseless. Can you imagine? Fortunately she has Sean. It's not your typical romance but you want to root for it. He's so supportive and so protective of her. In his own way. 

It wasn't the most fast-paced of books but it was always interesting. And it really packed the feels. Again, I loved it. I can't wait for the next one. 

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