Sunday, April 12, 2015

Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

Series: Uninvited (bk. 2) Final Book

Genera(s): Dystopian Sci-fi/Thriller/Romance

Subjects: genetics, psychology, psychopaths, murder, love, rebels, resistance to government,

Setting: Texas and New Mexico

POV/Tense: 1st person POV, present tense: Davy

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 355 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover 

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary/ product description: “Unleashed, the romantic, high-stakes sequel to New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's Uninvited, is perfect for fans of James Patterson's Confessions of a Murder Suspect.

Davy has spent the last few months trying to come to terms with the fact that she tested positive for the kill gene HTS (also known as Homicidal Tendency Syndrome). She swore she would not let it change her, and that her DNA did not define her . . . but then she killed a man.

Now on the run, Davy must decide whether she'll be ruled by the kill gene or if she'll follow her heart and fight for her right to live free. But with her own potential for violence lying right beneath the surface, Davy doesn't even know if she can trust herself.”

My Review:  Unleashed is the second and final book of the Uninvited Duology. This series is a very unique kind of Dystopian series. It’s set in the very near-future (2021) in which people are tested for the “kill-gene” and ostracized for having it. These book brought up tons of questions about psychology and prejudice.
In this sequel, Davy, Sean, Sabine and Gil attempt to cross the boarder into Mexico to get to a refugee camp for carriers. Davy is shoot and falls off the boat and washes up on US soil. She is found by a guy and taken to an underground compound and treated for her injuries. This guy, Caden broke protocol bringing her and this angers some of the other carriers at the compound.

Davy tries to act tough and sarcastic since she feels so guilty from killing a guy in the previous book. Caden sees through her act. Though Davy missed Sean and longs for him, romance bloom between Davy and Caden. Davy tries to leave the compound multiple times, but things happen that prevent her from leaving.

I honestly think I like Caden better than Sean. Sean was okay. I liked him though he was broody; at least he was polite and kind. He’s not really in this book very much. Caden has dark hair, Sean had blonde. Caden has golden brown eyes, Sean had blue. Caden has been a leader in the resistance; Sean has been a victim to the system.  Caden seems to have more confidence and he work so hard to fight for what he believes in. He also reminded me of Zen from Unremembered, so that’s probably why I liked him.

I did enjoy the story, though the plot was less complex than the first book. Pretty much the whole book took place on or near the compound. The previous book had multiple settings. There was action and fighting and mystery. There’s someone that may have betrayed the compound. There’s a jerk named Marcus who think Davey’s a spy. There’s also a page after before chapter that either news clips, interview, coversations, letter, text message or announcement or some sort. It adds to the story, shows us what’s going on outside of Davy’s experience.

I recommend it if you enjoyed Divergent, Blackout by Robison Wells, Shatter Me, Minders by Michele Jaffe and other dystopian books.

Cover Art Review: The girl on the cover look like Taylor Swift. I love the DNA hair!

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