Author: Sophie Jordan
Genre: Young Adult; Romance; Dystopia; Science Fiction.
Publisher: Harper Teen
Synopsis: “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 RATING: 5 Starts
WARNING: THIS IS A HUGE REVIEW
I decided some time ago that I would not going to review sequels anymore, but this time I just feel like I should review this book – Unleashed – the sequel of Uninvited by miss Sophie Jordan.
While I was reading the book I was really enjoying it, but I just couldn’t get out of my head one thing: Why it has such a low score? – yes, in my opnion 3.6 or something like that is not a good score… and I decided to read the reviews on goodreads, so I read some opinions and I found some things that I actually could not understand.
I have something to say to you before you continue reading this review… if you didn’t read the first book I do not advise you to continue reading this review because it may contain spoiler since you don’t know the characters or the story.
Now, I finished the book and I totally loved it, I gave to it 5 stars, I enjoyed it a LOT, I loved some quotes, I loved the characters… I mean, I actually loved both of these books.
The first one was pretty different from the second one, but I’m not going to blame the author, I mean, I agree that some stories have to change a little, or a LOT actually… I agree that some characters have to go away even if you loved that character reading the first book… and yes girls, I’m talking about Sean.
I read a lot of reviews saying that this book was such a disappointment mainly because of Sean and Caden, I mean… everyone seemed to want Sean everywhere… if you read the first book you know that Davy and Sean were kind of a couple, they were like love birds, they were together, they liked each other… and in this book they are not anymore… if you read the synopsis of this second book Sean isn’t even there… but Sean is in the book, I’m not going to lie, YES, he doesn’t even appear a lot in this book but he is there and there are some reasons why he doesn’t appear as much as he did in the first book.
If you ask me if I’m not sad because he’s not there anymore I can say to you right now that no… I’m not sad, I mean, in the first book I LOVED Sean, I loved his relationship with Davy, they were really awesome and lovely… but in this book a LOT of things changed and honestly I feel like it was a good thing to happen… I liked when Caden appeared, so if you read the synopsis but you didn’t read the book and you actually don’t know who Caden is… just give it a try, you need to read the book to understand… and I actually think that you need to try to understand WHY the author changed the story that much… you can’t just tap your foot and say that you will not read this book if Sean isn’t there.
Another thing that I read a lot while reading the reviews on goodreads was something like this: “The second book has too much romance in it… the first one had a lot of adventure and action and it was really cool… and btw, I hated that Sean isn’t there with Davy anymore”. – so yes… I feel like people say that they didn’t want romance in this book because it is a dystopian book and it is supposed to show us a badass main character… so because of that Caden isn’t really wellcome in this book, because he and Davy have something in common, because they are cute and lovely together and that’s not supposed to happen in a dystopian book… BUT people continue talking about Sean… which means that if the romance was between the main character and Sean IT WAS TOTALLY OK… so yes, reading some reviews I could undertand that people have nothing against romance on dystopian and action books… but people have something against the author changing the main characters…
I have to make one thing clear, I didn’t write all of that stuff above because I wanted to criticize or even offend people who didn’t like this book… I understand that we can’t all love the same book because if that was possible some authors were preety screwed… the thing is, I obsviously accept people “not liking” stories, I accept and understand when people don’t like a genre or even the way some authors write some books… but the thing I don’t understand is why people have to stick to an old idea, why people don’t accept changes, why some people don’t even give a try to some new things and new worlds.
I bet that a lot of people who wrote AWFUL reviews to this book didn’t even try to like the book… I feel like those persons just decided that they were not going to like the book if Sean wasn’t there… and since Sean wasn’t REALLY there they stopped caring about the story, about what was really important in this book.
As I said before I’m not trying to censure you, I’m not giving HATE to people who didn’t enjoy this book… I’m just spreading my opinion… and I really think that you should read this book thinking about what it really important, thinking about the story and not about just one character.
If you want to buy this book, and YES, I really think you should give it a try… then just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.