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.
After reading too many disappointing dystopians last year, I decided to lower my expectations and just go with the flow. Usually a dystopian has really intriguing and promising premise but just fall flat either with its insipid characters or the cringe worthy romance. While Uninvited has both of those, I'm glad that I'd rather enjoyed the book since it's pacing always keeps me guessing and wondering what will happen next.
As a main character, Davy or Davina is simply useless. She's the poor, little, rich girl (and also music prodigy) who finds herself suddenly ostracized for having a Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS) gene. Overnight, her whole world crumbles and she was forced to attend a special class in a public school for the HTS carriers. Predictably she meets Sean O'Rourke; the handsome bad-boy who acts as her savior after a few run-ins with other carriers and the sleazy teacher assigned to watch over them. As things went from bad to worse, Davy and the other HTS carriers are taken from their homes to a training camp for selected carriers with special talents. In the training camp, the teens are pitted among each other through a series of harsh physical and mental tests while the other not so lucky carriers are sent to a detention camp where they are left to die.
It really took some time for Davy to finally stand up for herself and for the most of the book she's desperately trying to hide her fears and weakness from others without much success. It is so sad how her friends and parents could treat her so badly after she was discovered as having the HTS gene and it really got me thinking what if something like this happened in real life. It just seemed strange however that most of the HTS carriers are mostly teens or am I missing something here? For me, it is really inevitable that the kids suspected to have these so-called genes will eventually kill someone to protect themselves but I'm still curious on how they're going to survive.