Genre: Dystopian/Young Adult
Source: I got it as a gift for my birthday last year.
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Goodreads Summary: 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.
The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.
I am doing something completely different with this review. I am showing you an actual picture of my post-it where I took my notes while reading. How cool is that? I will elaborate on each point below. Usually I have a lot messier of a post-it with scribbled notes all over, half of which I usually can't really read, so I chose this particular book to try out this new review style because it is a lot neater and easier for you to read. Now let's begin, from top to bottom.
- A book about people with the kill gene? How could that not be intense.
- I may have loved this book, but the whole time while I was reading I wanted real proof, the actual science behind the kill gene. We do get little snippets of information, but considering how everyone was treated I wanted more.
- The very good comment was just a vague note that the book was turning out to be very good indeed.
- The way these kill gene carriers were treated broke my heart, and I hate to say that it seemed like something that would happen today if this became a thing.
- Once again I take note of how much the way these people were treated bothered me.
- Can you tell that I like mystery men? I swooned.
- The character does struggle a lot. She has to really work through all the changes happening to her once she is tagged as someone with the kill gene. Considering everything that happens to hear I think she handles it pretty well.
- "Devouring" - A self explanatory note.
- "Super Good" - Also self explanatory, although a little vague. My bad.
- So why am I not sure about reading the next book? I did love this one, but according to some reviews and the synopsis I think I would be better off with just sticking with the ending with this one and creating my own future for the characters than reading the next book.
What do you think of this review style? I'm not sure I am sold on it yet. Was it easy to follow? Did you like seeing my actual notes that I took while reading?