Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Size: 368 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Uninvited duology
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 3/5 stars
This is the second (and final) book in the Uninvited duology. It was an engaging read but felt a bit rushed at the end. Just a warning that this review contains spoilers for the first book.
Davy, Sean, and crew have finally escaped from Mount Haven and are struggling to make is across the border into Mexico where HTS carriers aren’t prosecuted. However things don’t go as planned and Davy finds herself hiding out with a rebel group of HTS carriers.
This book was really engaging but it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I am still kind of processing. Despite all that happens in this book I feel like not all that much happened. I was kind of let down at how non-pivotal Davy is to any change in this book.
I guess when I think about this book, despite it being and engaging and fast read, there was a lot that I felt a bit let down about. Davy and Sean were so in love…then Davy meets the rebel leader Caden. I kept thinking “wow Davy sure is inconsistent in her emotions.”
Then there is all this build up about Davy joining the rebel group. She agonizes over the decision and then decides to totally own this rebel thing. Of course while she is struggling with the decision the President takes control and the whole thing ends up being a moot point. Caden’s rebel group doesn’t do a thing to help this and Davy doesn’t do anything but sow discord wherever she goes.
I thought this was going to be a book about Davy and the rebel group taking down the evil prosecutors of HTS carriers. In the end it was a story about Davy being confused and finally figuring out that HTS is not who she is…who she is is determined by her actions.
The ending wraps up super fast, in fact I was a bit stunned at how concisely and quickly everything was tied up. I felt like Jordan was on some sort of deadline and had a checklist of events she had to quickly put a bow on. It is a very abrupt, if well tied up, ending. It just felt very rushed. I think this probably could have been a great trilogy, but didn’t work so well as a shortened and concise duology.
This was an okay wrap-up to this series. I still enjoyed the idea behind the story and it is a very engaging read. However, the story is pretty much just about Davy’s angst and the broader storyline is dealt with at a distance. The whole thing is wrapped up so quickly and abruptly that it just felt very forced. In the end I am kind of on the fence about whether or not I would recommend this series. The concept is interesting but this second book wasn’t great.