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As for Davy, I did not expect her story to go in the direction that it did at first, which was a nice surprise. The writing makes it an incredibly quick read even though the pacing could be inconsistent.
The first half of the book can be a bit slow. I wanted her to out-smart these people for once. An engaging start to a new series, Uninvited throws us into a story where fear, helplessness, and a constant threat of violence are ever-present.
For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads View all 4 comments. Feb 03, Rayne rated it did not like it Shelves: So I decided to give Uninvited a try.
Uninvited brings to the table a very interesting concept, thought-provoking even. There was a lot of effort placed into all these entities that want to eradicate Carriers.
But what about the opposition? What other methods have been implanted to ensure the well-being of society? What about psychological and psychiatric procedures?
The first part of Uninvited is basically Twilight, while the second one felt like I was rereading Divergent. It follows the same patterns of both novels: Throughout the entire novel, someone was always making passes at her or loudly proclaiming that they could rape her, that she was there for entertainment alone.
Even her boyfriend wanted her for sex, because, of course, anyone but "the one" will only try to use your for sex. Of course, the main guy will be there to save her from each and every instance when someone threatens to take advantage of her.
The only time she actually stands up for herself, one of her friends tell her that she did wrong in suddenly developing a smart mouth and trying to defend herself.
That that was just "asking for it". The rest of the girls in this novel were more than willing to prolong this view. Only one girl is given some emphasis on the latter part of the novel, and she was a total push-over.
That all friends when you are popular are just backstabbing bitches that want everything you want? And even if that was true and her ex-best friend wanted all she had, would she really had been the type to lie so that she could get in more trouble for no reason at all?
What did she had to gain from that? Anyway, the other girl that we meet in the first part of the novel is another Carrier, a dark-skinned one that obviously has to talk incorrectly, and the way she "survives" is by sleeping with the disgusting teacher.
That teacher had absolutely no authority, no power over anything. He was just their glorified babysitter and he did nothing but read magazines and eat junk food, when he was not harassing young girls, that is.
He could do absolutely nothing, so why denigrate one of the few speaking females in the novel this way? Of course, the only other girl in the novel is an antagonist in the latter part of the novel.
And at least Twilight had the decency to make them Biology lab partners and Nevermore had them work on works of literature, here they only have to make What high school gives that assignment?
What type of specialized program for dangerous kids does that? It was almost offensive how stupid it was. And then, of course, the main guy points out a quirk no one that has known her for years had ever pointed out to her, in spite of the fact that he has only seen her about 3 times, and then tops it with "Maybe none of the were really paying attention.
They are all poorly developed, often stereotyped, and mostly just there for the convenience of the protagonist.
When the second half of the novel rolls around, and Davy is about to be shipped off to a training camp, another big example of lazy writing unashamedly presented itself.
This woman comes and tells Davy that, out of thousands, only something kids were chosen for this camp and that she was extremely lucky to get a spot at all.
Instead of telling Davy more about how exclusive this camp is and how all these kids were specifically chosen because they were special, she says "okay".
All so that she could get Sean in the second part of the novel. Jordan has a nice prose, but she insists on wasting her talent of formulaic works that, instead of delivering their promises of great concepts, stay in the cliched and overdone areas of melodramatic teen romance, incompetent protagonists that need constant saving, and blatant sexism.
View all 14 comments. Ich konnte es kaum beiseite legen, als ich zur Arbeit musste. Alleine diese Thematik und diese unfassbar interessanten Charaktere haben diese Geschichte besonders gemacht.
In den kann man sich schon ein klein wenig verlieben. Aber auch die Protagonistin habe ich sehr schnell ins Herz geschlossen. Der Schreibstil war 1a.
May 05, Valeria Andrea marked it as to-read Shelves: That would be awesome. Jul 06, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: And like any disease, sometimes the only way to battle it is with poison.
Uninvited is a refreshingly fun See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads Carriers are like a cancer to this once great nation.
Uninvited is a refreshingly fun dystopian that made it difficult for me to put down; within just hours I managed to fly through this. Davy had the life everyone else at school wanted.
She is a music prodigy, able to play piano, guitar, flute etc. And my ability to sing? Not only is Davy exceedingly brilliant with her musical abilities, but also she had a bright future.
She was going to go to Julliard; she was going to get married to her boyfriend that she loves so dearly, all the girls were envious.
But when she gets home one day, something is off. Her parents have worry draped on their shoulders. Soon, Davy discovers that her DNA shot that she did earlier that year had come back positive.
And this kill gene, turns her once perfect life upside down. Nevertheless, I ended up loving her personality. When Davy is told that she has the kill gene, she is in complete denial.
But no one listens to her, her best friend strands her, and other girls are no longer jealous of her.
To be frank, I was sympathetic towards Davy. And I hated everyone else. Especially the company that decided to be searching for people who could be holders of this disease.
Sophie Jordan certainly does well at creating a character that we can understand, fend and feel for. I wanted her to grow tougher in this book.
Hopefully I will see some of that in the sequel. Uninvited really makes you wonder what our world would be like if the kill gene existed. Personally, I think Sophie Jordan did a spectacular at painting the scenario of a realistic world with people living with the kill gene.
There would be real fear. I like how Jordan also adds short excerpts of interrogations, interviews, letters, information booklets and transcripts between each chapter to give us readers a better grasp on the world and additional world building with some facts about HTS.
A fun and engaging read. View all 8 comments. May 23, Amelie rated it it was ok. Denn gemocht habe ich das Buch schlicht und einfach nicht.
Ich mochte die Thematik, die es aufgemacht hat, das schon, und die Idee, dass Gewaltbereitschaft angeboren ist, bietet auch sehr viel Diskussionsstoff.
Die Art, wie hier damit umgegangen wurde, war zwar an vielen Stellen nicht realistisch, aber sie regt zum Nachdenken an und das muss man diesem Buch definitiv lassen.
Was man dem Buch auch lassen muss, das war ein interessanter und seien wir ehrlich swooniger Love Interest. Er hatte Tiefe, er war interessant Das liegt vor Allem auch daran, dass Davy einfach ein wandelndes Jugendbuchklischee ist.
Aber auch so war das einfach Ich jedenfalls werde nicht weiterlesen. Gerade das Verhalten der "besten Freundin" hat mich so aufgeregt, dass alle Chancen dieses Buches, mir noch zu gefallen, irgendwie verbaut wurden.
View all 5 comments. Fand es ziemlich gut, hat einen auf jeden Fall zum Nachdenken gebracht. Bin gespannt, wie die Reihe weitergeht.
Aug 25, Angela rated it did not like it Shelves: The second half of the book is definitely better and stronger than the first half.
This book is an easy and a fast read. But sadly a bit predictable. I knew what was coming WAY before it would happen. I also felt a lack of "bonding" with any of the characters.
I just really got tired of hearing Davy complain about how shes nothing now and has nothing Dave, Sean und Gil sind mir einfach so sympathisch.
Aug 30, Montzalee Wittmann rated it it was amazing. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan is a book that is a good possibility of what it would be like if we had a way to check for the "kill gene".
Sure the debate between nature and nurture is going now but it would be out the window if we had the gene finder and people would be forced to be tested for it.
Great social commentary book. Oct 31, Octavia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I finished this book in 3 hours. I wanted to savor it. I swear I did!
But this book, this story! It was meant to be devoured! Review to come soon! If you follow me on twitter y I finished this book in 3 hours.
Seeing how truly fragile our "humanity" is kind of rubbed me raw. Everything she had, her friends, her family, her very future was taken away from her because some crackpot in a white jacket said she has a gene HTS that increases the likelihood of her becoming a killer.
It was this grouping, this completely ridiculous conclusion that made me tear up by how weak fear can make a country and how one person can gain so much power from that fear.
It was gritty in places but tried to make light of the bleak world contained within the pages. The writing was captivating but appropriate for the characters ages, and above all it ended in a way that satisfied me but still made me yearn for the next in the series.
Now go pre-order it! Hierzulande ist sie ja schon mit ihrer Firelight-Trilogie bekannt. Sie ist s Meinung: Sie ist schlau, sieht gut aus.
Kurz gesagt war sie mir von Anfang an zu glatt, zu langweilig. Schon allein der erste Satz "Ich habe schon immer gewusst, dass ich anders bin" hat mich die Augen verdrehen lassen.
Das war Kitsch von der feinsten und schrecklichsten Sorte. Sean sieht noch besser als ihr aktueller Freund aus und benimmt sich im ersten Moment wie ein Bad Boy.
Ich mochte ihn nicht. Zudem haben mich gerade da Davy und Sean irgendwie an Tris und Four erinnert. Mir ist klar, dass das Rad nicht neu erfunden werden kann, aber mir ist dieser Vergleich direkt durch den Kopf geschossen und ich habe unmittelbar diese Parallelen gezogen.
Betrachte ich "Infernale" stilistisch, so kann ich nicht meckern. Die Thematik, die angesprochen wird, ist super interessant. Infernale ist eben ein Mix-Buch.
Besonders am Anfang haben die Klischees die Oberhand und ich war zeitweise richtig genervt. Otherwise it would have been 1 star.
Why is it that I so often start out reading a new book all enthusiastic and optimistic and interested, but then get utterly disappointed?
I honestly thought I was liking this book, I did, but after the initial world building was done and the characters were introduced, it all started to fall "A world so afraid of carriers, it makes killers out of the innocent.
I honestly thought I was liking this book, I did, but after the initial world building was done and the characters were introduced, it all started to fall apart.
I mean, could this world get any more ridiculous? And this is supposed to be our modern world several years into the future.
Year , to be precise. This book completely lacks science. It would have made more sense if the author made it some kind of a contagious disease and not a gene factor.
Because with every new chapter I read, there were reports of more, and more and MORE carriers, like it was a pandemic.
I wonder if by the end of the second book they will discover that half of the world population have this gene. And what does the stupid government do to the carriers?
They are excluded from every part of normal human life. Even after some minor infringement they get collar-like tattoos. Society ostracizes them, friends abandon them, they are being treated like plaque.
And on top of that all, by the middle of the book, all carriers are being herded to Concentration Detention Camps. Based solely on one gene test!
So why, tell me, why, do you decide to treat this risky group with violence that just makes them want to snap and go for revenge that much sooner?
And how can they not take into account that the majority of these people are completely harmless, sometimes even more so than regular people.
Our MC Davy Hamilton is just this kind of person. She is not prone to violence at all, but all her friends abandoned her the second they learned about the results of her test.
Hell, her boyfriend, who professed his love the other day dumped her, in a nasty way too! Even her own parents were behaving ridiculously.
The only person who treated her as if nothing had happened was her older brother Mitchell. Davy annoyed me a lot.
However, what I had a problem with was her judgmental attitude. She labelled all carriers as monsters without regard to their personalities.
Except herself, of course. Because she was a super special snowflake who was different from other people. Everyone else was evil be default. I wish I counted the number of times Davy said: She even went as far as judging if a person was a killer based on their looks alone!
This girl drove me to distraction. All in all, very disappointing. I wish authors of dystopias would pay more attention to world building.
View all 15 comments. Eine dystopische Welt, die unserer so nah ist und eine Protagonistin, die von jetzt auf gleich aus ihrem Leben gerissen wird.
Ein unglaubliches Buch, das mich von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite nicht los lassen konnte! Oct 09, Jay G rated it liked it. Want to see more bookish things from me?
Check out my youtube channel: Davey Hamilton has the perfect life, so when she discovers she is a carrier for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome HTS , she is more than surprised.
Having HTS means that she will one day kill someone simply because of her genetic predisposition. Her life is completely flipped upside down when her friends and boyfriend desert her and she is uninvited from her fancy private school.
I found it to be very slow at times and I was bored. I was also a bit disappointed with the ending, it seemed to happen way too quickly in my opinion and felt a bit rushed.
I realize that it is meant to have a sequel but I was still wanting more in this book. I did enjoy the parallels between those with HTS and pretty much any minority group in society today.
It was absolutely disgusting the way they were treated based off of something they were unable to control, like their genetics. It was a real eyeopener to be honest.
Overall, it was average in my opinion Honestly had a bit of a rough time reading this. Not because it was a bad book, but because it was rather dark.
It left a bad taste in my mouth. I had goosebumps and the works. For example, all the carriers were rounded up 2. For example, all the carriers were rounded up, after four or five of them-- a serious minority --went and did a mass shooting.
You know what sucks? This book was only published three-ish years ago. In this book, that mass shooting was supposedly the biggest in history.
The fact that we have had the biggest mass shooting in history, and it was bigger than a fictional one. I hate the fact that this is the world we live in and that it is not fictional.
Wow, this is getting really depressing All that aside, the book was mediocre. People can hire them to play gigs, but they could also, say, go to New York City and play on the streets every day.
Davy, if you are the prodigy you constantly say you are, then you could probably make a decent amount of money doing that. Maybe even touring different big cities, with security if necessary.
I am aware that at this point in time it is not possible Davy is another gorgeous girl who had a gorgeous boyfriend who looks at her features and says things like ew my eyes are to big and far apart!
Because the focus was put on Sean. First of all, what the heck? You gave you permission to touch her? Second of all, we never see girls do this.
Who does that on a whim?? When he put his hands on her shoulder, Davy says something along the lines of: But when big buff burly Sean comes into the picture, he stops!
Honestly this book made me angry so many times. Will I care in the future? I started reading it a while ago, then got bored and put it down.
For the most part, my initial instinct was correct. Oct 28, Rashika is tired rated it really liked it Shelves: Which I am really glad I did because otherwise I would have been missing out on a lot of awesome.
The book reels you in right from the start. It has a powerful opening that makes you want to read more. You have the main ch This book.
You have the main character finding out she has the kill gene and her life turns upside down. What is even worse is that even her own parents turn on her.
They treat her like she is bomb waiting to be triggered, like she is some kind of monster and not their child. It hurt when I had to see her friends shun her and treat her like crap.
It hurt when her parents refused to discuss what was going on and instead avoided it. It broke when her dreams were snatched away from her.
Jordan manages to capture the cruelty of the human nature. She is shunned by society because of something that she had no control over.
All these innocent people and some not so innocent people were treated like livestock. But humans did what they do best; they blamed a whole group for the crime of certain individuals.
The characters in this book are wonderful. He stuck with her. His own heart breaking at how his sister was being treated.
I was actually surprised by how sincere his character was. I do hope we get to see more of him in the next book. Davy herself was a very strong main character.
She starts accepting her situation even while seeing the injustice of it. She pays close attention to her instincts and learns to navigate in this new world she has been thrust into.
He was a good enough love interest, I could find no fault with him I am not implying he is perfect. It was about how a girl adjusts into her new life as a possible killer.
A book with a strong message and a psychological undercurrent I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good gritty and powerful YA.
This review has also been posted on Tangled in Pages View all 18 comments. Jul 03, Debbie Narh rated it it was ok Shelves: Despite all of the lovey-dovey bullshit, nothing about this makes sense.
The romance mostly drives the story with the typical bad boy falls for the good girl theme and the characters are beyond pathetic.
If I paid for this, I would be demanding for my money back. Davy is a mess. All she does is whine and complain.
Reading about her and how special she is made my head hurt. I also hated just how unrealistic everything is. They somehow get away from the camp without much trouble.
There would be a least a few people awake and video cameras! They got out without a scratch and I hated how anticlimactic it all is.
Sophie Jordan has some of the greatest book ideas. Overall, this is not worth it. Jan 10, Kassidy rated it really liked it Shelves: This future would is very intriguing and it was interesting to think about what it would be like if we discovered a gene that predicts violence.
There are dark themes and this book brings up many topics about teen violence and the issues of the world we live in today. I liked the main character Davy, she has her head on straight and even though she had terrible things happen to her, she kept going.
I also enjoyed the dash of romance. The side characters are very entertaining and it was so cool getting to know them and their stories.
The beginning of this book was a little slow for me, but it definitely picked up. I like the turn that it takes towards the end and I am definitely intrigued to read the next book!
I think fans of The Darkest Minds would really enjoy this book. It reminds of a little of that series, but not as intense or complex.
Davy versucht ihr neues Schicksal zu akzeptieren, doch Verrat und neue Herausforderungen bringen sie an ihre Grenzen.
Ich hatte mit einer ganz anderen Schiene gerechnet: Stattdessen ist die Stimmung des Buches knallhart und sehr intensiv.
Allles das sie kannte, alle Menschen, die sie kannte, wollen nun nichts mehr von ihr wissen. Gleichzeitig befindet sich die ganze Gesellschaft im Umbruch.
In den letzten Jahren hat sich herausgestellt, dass es einen Zusammenhang zwischen Gewalttaten und einer bestimmten genetischen Veranlagung gibt.
Diejenigen, die positiv getestet werden, stellen von heute auf morgen ein Risiko dar. Dec 17, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it did not like it.
His black T-shirt is a second skin, plastered to his lean chest. In our shadowed cave, his wet hair looks nearly black. It could be lighter when dry.
Medium brown or even a dark blond. Deeply set beneath thick brows, they drill into me with a stark intensity, scanning me, all of me. In that single moment we connected.
Oh, god save us all from insta-love. The plot is dumb because the stupid little emo rhymes-with-itch main character, Jacinda, is His black T-shirt is a second skin, plastered to his lean chest.
The plot is dumb because the stupid little emo rhymes-with-itch main character, Jacinda, is dumb as shit. It essentially goes like this: Her mom freaks out because she feels that her daughters are being raised in a dangerous cult and brings Jacinda and her non-dragon-turning twin sister Tamra into the Real World not the MTV show.
Like every single teenager ever. The only fire-breather in the pride in more than four hundred years. Well, whaddya know, such a thing has never happened before in YA literature.
Annnnnnnnnnd the final part in the holy trifecta of idiocy, falling in love with your enemy. I glance down at my arms.
The draki in me stirs, tingling, yearning to come out. None of the girls here interest him. This book is dumb. Have I said that before? But I still feel him.
How dreamy he is. How much she thinks about him. Their secret, unknown, impossible connection! His words echo inside me.
You should stay away from me. I wish I could. Oh, right, she only almost did it. When it comes to Will, my feelings are terrible and confusing.
To want him safely back one moment, but pray that whatever draki he hunts is safe and free in the next. The two wishes conflict.
Will is so wonderful. So caring that he finds out where she lives without her knowledge. Your address is on file in the school office.
I know one of the office aides. She got me your address that first day. Especially forbidden love of which Jacinda reminds us every, oh, 15 seconds.
Every moment with Will, I feel at risk, exposed. I crave his nearness still. Like a drug needed to survive, to get by each day.
A powerful, consuming thing. The characters are so one dimensional. Her relationship with her twin sister is flat. She ignores her mom.
The side characters, like the kids in school, are just stereotypical portrayals, the bitch, the jock, the creepers.
The entire book revolves around Jacinda, and god help us if any one else gets their own moment in the spotlight. Every single girl is portrayed poorly.
View all 58 comments. Jun 03, Shannon rated it did not like it Shelves: Those two words sum up my feelings for this book pretty succinctly.
And no, I have not read Twilight. Preemptive apology Incredibly disappointed. From here is where the book takes off in a ridiculous direction.
Well then, what are the odds that the hunter who found Jacinda in the mountains is enrolled at the high school in Nevada? But still, Will is a hunter!
Hunters kill and maim her people, selling them as meat and skin to the highest bidder. And yet, she instantly falls head over heels in love with him.
Well, at least one of them is enrolled in the same high school as us. This is beyond selfish. I started to count the amount of times that Jacinda would notice Will before she saw him.
It gets ridiculous and this is just another instance of the author filling up the pages with more whining and pining.
Seriously, that should have been the name of this book. My skin shivers, and the tiny hairs at my nape stand on end.
Like in the hall today before I even saw him, but knew he was near. My skin snaps alive. My head turns, eyes searching, honing in on Will as he walks into the room.
Breathe life back in. Chases away the phantom like fast-fading mist. My skin tightens, rushes with awareness.
Swells with relief, gratitude, and something else. Why do they love each other? But then, she goes and does the exact opposite, and she starts the whole thing over again.
I must not forget that. They kill my kind or sell us to the enkros. My skin shrinks, and I remind myself he is part of that dark world.
Even if he helped me escape, I should avoid him. And not just for the sake of my draki. I would have liked Will Rutledge no matter what I was.
What happened to the smarter girl 40 pages back?! My fist clenches around his note, crumpling it into a ball in my hand. Sever whatever bond I feel with him.
My chest hurts even more. I feel like such a fake. I remember everything about him. I feel his absence. Like the loss of shaded skies mists, and pulsing earth.
He cannot possibly be all that I remember, all that I crave to see again. Even as I know that I must avoid him.
I needed this to remember the vow I made to myself to stay away from him. The promise to avoid him. Except, our kiss told me the opposite.
Kissing him told me what I already knew, but had been denying. Wet cold hugs my body. Agony lances my wing, tearing the membrane.
It took days for that to heal, for the pain to fade. I drag that memory close, hold it tight, determined to remember. Xander is part of that memory.
But then, so is Will. Even with the taste of him still lingering sweetly on my lips, I vow never to forget again. I can do this.
Ah, but we know how this all ends, it is a teen love story after all. Will does some decidedly stalker-ish things to Jacinda which made me like him even less.
I found myself wanting to know more about the draki Jacinda left behind in the pride, as well as Cassian. This book was such a mess; a sad, sad mess of poorly written teen angst and melodrama, and an obvious example of an author trying to cash in on the genre.
Will I read the next one? Sep 30, Monisha rated it it was ok Shelves: Shape-shifters are nothing new. How cool is that? I loved the idea, but unfortunately, I struggled a lot with Firelight and story fell short.
There were such high expectations for this book, but it sucked The tagline for this book is: You, Jacinda, are selfish, infuriating, stupid, AND selfish.
I wanted to strangle her.