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Uninvited {book review}.

One of my goals for the new year was to read more. So far, I'm failing because I've only read two books this month. If I keep this up, I only have read 24 books by the end of the year, which is 16 less than my goal for 2014. I need to get on it.

I received this book, Uninvited by Sophie Jordan, from Goodreads. I won one of their giveaways, making this the third book I've won from them, but the only one that I've actually read. I didn't know anything about this book before reading it (I just entered the contest because the cover looked intriguing), but once I read the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. The copy I was mailed was actually an Advance Reader's Edition, so I was able to finish the book before it's official release date.

Uninvited tells the story of a girl named Davy who has everything going for her - gorgeous, perfect boyfriend, musical prodigy, she's popular and her parents adore her. That's before she finds out she has HTS, aka "the kill gene." HTS is a disease that has been sweeping the nation, and more than half of the murders that have taken place in the U.S. have been associated with HTS carriers. 

When Davy finds out that she has the HTS gene, her life is turned upside down. She is "uninvited" from her private high school and forced to attend a public high school where she's locked in the "cage" with a few other carriers her age. Her boyfriend dumps her. Her friends disown her. Her parents are scared of her. Her life isn't really her life anymore. 

In the "cage," she meets Sean, another HTS carrier who has been marked with an "H" tattoo, which is something that is forced upon HTS carriers who have shown their aggression. Davy is sucked into her new life, not sure who she can trust, not even her family who looks at her like she's a grenade or Sean who she can't seem to figure out.

I read this book in just a few days. I lost sleep because it was too amazing to put down. Every chapter left me wanting more. This book is unlike any other that I've read. I found myself sympathizing with Davy, who just wanted to be normal and not be defined by this gene that hadn't affected her before. I think that's a good message to everyone. We can't help how we were born, but we can help how we choose to live our lives. Even though Davy was born with this gene, people acted like she was a different person overnight, but really, she had the gene in her the whole time and none of that mattered before.

Davy is challenged in ways that she never could have imagined. People labeled her even though she didn't live up to the stereotype of that label, and she was forced to do things that she'll regret for this rest of her life. This book is jam-packed full of action (for the boys) and is intertwined with an interesting love story (for the girls). 

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5. It made me want to read more by Sophie Jordan. The way this book was laid out was flawless, and the overall story was unpredictable and exciting. The book was officially for sale as of Tuesday, so go check it out! 

For more information on Sophie Jordan and her books, check out her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook!



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  1. Oh my goodness! This book sounds like something I am going to LOVE! I just purchased it on m Kindle and cannot wait to read it! Thanks for the review! :)

  2. Great review! I love your blog, so I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here's a link to my post about it http://www.alittledreamforme.com/2014/01/liebster-award.html

  3. Yay! I'm so glad! You definitely have to let me know what you think when you're done with it!

  4. Well at least I'm beating one person! Haha.

  5. This book sounds amazing! I love the storyline! I nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog! Here's the post! http://basicallybonjour.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/liebster-award.html

    Joely xxx

  6. It was a really fun and fast-paced read. Unlike anything I've read, that's for sure. Thanks so much!

  7. love to hear that you're an avid reader! this generation is much too focussed on tech now :(

    hope we can follow each other :D
    Please follow my blog ‘Heylinni’ at:
    I will gladly follow you back!!! Us bloggers need to support each other :) x

  8. Yes! I love reading! I know exactly what you mean. No one reads anymore, and it's such a shame. I've always loved reading, and I get so excited when I find other people who enjoy reading too. Thanks for checking out my page. Can't wait to check yours out!

  9. Your doing better then me. I haven't even pick up a book.


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