Uninvited (Uninvited Series #1)
By Sophie Jordan
Young Adult Dystopian
Author's Summary:You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.
When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.
Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
After reading all of Sophie Jordan's books (yes, they're all AMAZING), I wasn't sure what to expect with Uninvited. It typically isn't the type of book I would read for two reasons: I don't usually read dystopian, and I wasn't sure if I could connect with a girl who would turn into a killer. BUT it's one of the best dystopian reads I have read so far. I CAN connect with Davy because I tried to imagine what it would feel like to one day wake up and have my entire life ripped away from me for something out of my control. Her situation is terrifying but she is stronger than she looks, and the sexy Sean looks out for her.
Davy makes two friends while in "the cage". Gil and Sean, even though Sean tells her to stay the hell away from him and any other person with the kill gene in them. They all go to a special training camp together and they soon realize they're being forged into weapons and they'll do anything to control the teenagers there, including threatening the people she loves. It's a thrilling story about coming into your own, friendship, and first love. Just because someone says they know your destiny, doesn't mean they're right, even if they try to force you into it. You chose your own fate.
I couldn't stop reading Uninvited until I finished it. That's how all Sophie Jordan books are for me. She knows how to weave a story to keep you captivated and needing more.