Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
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.
This near-future tale takes a unique spin on what makes a killer. This world believes they’ve found the answer in a genetic test. Whether or not a carrier has committed a crime – they’re suddenly all treated like criminals. Davy has an ideal life with a promising future as a gifted musician. But everything is taken from her in an instant. She’s relatable with a good heart, which makes her troubles that much harder to take.
Uninvited is the first in a dramatic new series. DNA profiling is taken to the extreme, as the country decides to put nature above free will and personal choice. Yet with murders on the rise, it’s offered up in a believable way. Davy’s journey is heart-wrenching, suspenseful, and entirely captivating. I began with no expectations, and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this impressive and thought-provoking story.