I read Uninvited last year and absolutely loved it. Sadly, that was not the case with Unleashed. Davy, Sean, Gil, and Sabine have escaped their horrible prison camp and are on their way to Mexico. On their way there things go awry and they end up getting separated. Davy is on her own and rescued by a rebel camp. So this all sounds very interesting, and it is in the beginning. As the story goes on it gets more and more disappointing. Davy can’t make up her mind about whether she wants to stay or go. Then there’s Caden, not Sean, Caden, and of course, a love triangle happens.
I didn’t have any really strong feelings about Davy and Sean in the first book, but bringing Caden into the second book made no sense to me. It makes everything that Davy and Sean went through in the first book seem irrelevant. Plus, it just seems like an odd choice to bring in a love interest in the second book after already establishing a relationship in the first one. Caden and Davy spend most of the book doing a very tiresome, will they won’t they dance that had me rolling my eyes a lot while reading.
What really killed this book for me was the ending. Everything wrapped up too easily and there was no real struggle or conflict for the characters. All the resolution happened outside of the characters so we just hear bits and pieces about it, but the characters aren’t involved. The rebellion is talked about a lot and we see where they are based but they don’t actually do anything which made me wonder why introduce them at all?
This book was all about the romance, the main story took a back burner for it and it really affected the way I felt about the book. I loved Uninvited because of the interesting concept about genetics and seeing how Davy was treated after finding out she had the gene. This book takes place in a little bubble and we rarely see the outside world at all. Everything is about Davy and her complicated feelings. I really wanted to love this book and sing it’s praises to everyone but obviously, that just didn’t happen.
Unleashed by Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited #2
Published by HarperTeen
Pub Date: February 24th 2015
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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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.