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Uninvited - Sophie Jordan Part Gattaca, part Point of No Return (Nikita), part Divergent.

I really enjoyed this book. Sophie Jordan is one of my favorite authors to read. I loved her Firelight series so much, and was really happy that I found this book just as good.

Davy was a fantastic female character, full of personality, incredibly smart, and quick to evolve to her ever-changing, and horrifying surroundings.

The world-building was written in a way that you could feel the way society was crumbling, without it getting bogged down in details. I especially loved the different letters/articles/messages/etc that were placed between the chapters, talking about different events that were occurring around the country. It added an element of intensity to the story.

This book did have a little too much "alpha male" for my comfort, but overall I still really liked the romance. There was one part where Sean thinks he should "show" Davy what can happen to her if she's not careful, and that rubbed me the wrong way. So...I'm pretending that didn't happen. Otherwise, the tension was awesome between Davy and Sean. I love how protective he is of her, and visa versa.

The Uninvited was a quick and easy read, I liked it a lot and can't wait to find out what happens next. Especially since it kind of just ends in the middle of the story.

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