Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

  • Alternative view 1 of Uninvited
  • Alternative view 2 of Uninvited


3.0 242
by Amanda Marrone

See All Formats & Editions

When rejection comes back to bite you...

Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in.

Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all,


When rejection comes back to bite you...

Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in.

Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life — once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn't relate to — now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down.

Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words....

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karen Galenis
Vampire romance turned to horror with each turn of the page. Jordan's life bites, literally. Jordan dumps Michael and then watches him rebound by sleeping his way through half the student body while she rebounds by drinking herself into a stupor, doing drugs, and sleeping with the other half of the student body. Then to make matters worse, Michael kills himself, but then somehow appears at her bedroom window after dark begging her to invite him in. Afraid of leaving her house after dark, Jordan turns to drinking alone and ignoring pleas from her friends to rejoin them at parties. As the months pass and the alcohol and drugs consume her nights, Jordan believes that inviting Michael into her bedroom will ease her pain and suffering. Little does she know that inviting Michael into her bedroom destines her to a life far worse than alcohol and drugs. In most contemporary vampire novels, the author allows the reader to "like" the vampire but not Ms. Marrone. This vampire is the one that plagues our nightmares. While the ending of the novel has redemptive qualities, the heavy use of alcohol, drugs, and premarital sex in this novel should prohibit this novel from appearing in the collection of middle school and conservative high school libraries. Reviewer: Karen Galenis
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up Jordan is a wreck. Toying with the need for rehab, she is coming to terms with the fact that she is becoming known as the school slut when under the influence. To make matters worse, she spends her nights awake in her bedroom, terrified because her dead ex-boyfriend-now a vampire-is outside begging to be invited in. Her self-esteem drops low enough that she actually weighs the merits of joining the ranks of the undead. Vampire novels have timeless appeal for teens, and, without being heavy-handed or didactic, Marrone raises the bar by creating a protagonist who has an effective self-realization of moral issues. Uninvited is a fast-paced vampire novel with soul.-Leah Krippner, Harlem High School, Machesney Park, IL

Product Details

Simon Pulse
Publication date:
Edition description:
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
HL740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Amanda Marrone grew up on Long Island where she spent her time reading, drawing, watching insects, and suffering from an overactive imagination. She earned a BA in education at SUNY Cortland and taught fifth and sixth grade in New Hampshire. She now lives in Connecticut with her husband, Joe, and their two kids.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Uninvited 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
These days, Jordan's got a lot on her mind. Her social phobias are getting the better of her, she thinks she messed things up with a guy she really connected with... and her ex-boyfriend, popular jock Michael, has been appearing at her bedroom window since the night after his funeral. It seems the rumors that Michael killed himself aren't true -- he was attacked by a vampire, and became one himself. Now he wants Jordan to join him. Every night, he pleads and cajoles and turns on his charm, trying to get her to invite him in, and Jordan's arguments are starting to crumble.

UNINVITED is a tense, scary book that manages to throw in a little humor on the side. Marrone does a superb job of building the suspense about Michael's true intentions and how Jordan will deal with them. Nothing works out quite the way the reader will expect, and Jordan's struggles will have them on the edge of their seats, unable to put the book down. The climax is thrilling and dark, and the ending is hopeful without leaving its heroine unscarred.

It may take readers a little while to warm up to Jordan, whose binge-drinking and pessimistic ways may seem too depressing. But it quickly becomes clear that she has every reason to want to drown out the rest of the world. Her growth as she fights her fears and destructive tendencies is both believable and inspiring. The supporting characters are well-developed as well, from Michael's twisted personality to Jordan's quirky friend, Rachael.

Readers who enjoy books a little out of the ordinary, especially the dark and suspenseful, should run out and grab this one as soon as possible. It takes one of the most familiar creatures of the supernatural genre and manages to tell a story unlike any you've read before.
TexasKitten More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't be able to recommend this since I didn't really like it all that much. I thought I would all through the book which is what kind of has me ticked. You don't really find out how the vampire is until the end of the book so it kind of paints a false picture and then comes a big slap of reality, which I didn't care for. The vampire is a bad guy so if you want something nice and romantic, this isn't it. I find it's more about female empowerment, finding that you have strength to overcome your weaknesses if you try. It deals with drugs and sex and friends who are bad influences. I didn't like what the vampire was made out to be and I won't be reading it again. But it just depends what you like in a book.
xing1234 More than 1 year ago
the book was good. just not what i thought it would be. i really thought that jordan would turn. but i guess not the vampire stuff was old school with the drowning in water and turning into a bat but i was a really good book
Morigami More than 1 year ago
This book was very good to me. It was like Dracula but more modern. I liked how the person tries to fix her life after all the bad things have happened. It took me a day to finish this and over all it was a pretty good decent book. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book but it was just not what i thought it would be like, it was just alittle over the top with the vampire stuff, especially if you've read twilight or house of night, it kinda put a damper on the whole thingy for me so yeah. otherwise its a very good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, but don't go into it thinking it's like Twilight or house of night. It's not a romance which I was thinking. Its more like a high school story that also has a vampire in it if that makes sense. But the vampire stuff really picks up at the end and there was a suprise I didn't see comming.
blueeyesCJ More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst books I have ever read! I love to read< and this was just terrible. The writing is bad and very cheezy. I am also tired of vamps!! but this was just. . . omg, words can not discribe how much i did not like this! the main girl seemed retarded and nothing really happened until the end. Then at the end, the action lasted all of two pages (if that long)!!! This book is not worth it. trust me when i say DONT BY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!
BooksR4evr More than 1 year ago
It sounds good at first until you start reading it. It gets boring but it's good for a long ride in the car when you're bored out of your mind
Tragedy More than 1 year ago
This book was written well, but the story was lacking. I read the entire thing in less than 24 hours, so it's a mediocre quick read, but I felt the story needed to be more developed. All in all, it's a fair quick read if you're attempting to chase away boredom.
VampireFan1 More than 1 year ago
i really like the book, but there wasn't much pages. i kind'a wish there were more like 330 or more. But no it was only a coulpe pages and i finish it like two hours.:( but i have to say the idea was good but if it had a little more pages i would rate it five stars and not three.
DiamondDestiny More than 1 year ago
I think the book was okay not too good or too bad. The book lacked excitement, I mean after a while it gets monotonous because the main characters life is too stuck to the rutine. The good message that I receive from the book was to find strength in yourself even in times of confusion. Overall it had it's good parts. I wouldn't know whether to recommend this book or not because to my personal opinion it was an okay book and seriously not that unique.
daya_sss More than 1 year ago
I think was pretty good. now great, but OK. I don't understand why so many people felt so disappointed by this story.
bookworm297 More than 1 year ago
Okay well where shall I began....I think this book had a good plot to it and foundation because its just creepy if your ex-boyfriend comes and sits at your window begging to come in after his funeral (yeah a little creepy there).....but i hated the themes that dominated and took over the story which were elements of drugs, sex, and alcohol....i completely understand its somewhat accurate with today's generation but its truly unnecessary to keep it going throughout the whole book....oh wait im sorry...someone has an epiphany in the end...oh yes Jordan...but im glad she did because she wasn't going down a good path at all...anywho.....also i kinda hated the way it potrayed vampires like in classical mthyical beliefs....but it did contribute to the story you know made it make sense...but it got kind of annoying....the book overall could have had more to the story line and plot in my opinion other than those three little problems in our society today...i just needed more honestly....i'm glad michael got back what he did to everyone in his life...destroyed, humiliated, and simply defeated....and im happy for danny and jordan....they deserve to have each other as jordan is healing from the physical and emotional pain and scars....this book is only good for a quick read and thats it really...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i like all the books about vampires but yours didnt really stand out too much
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can ignore the other reviews--this is a MUST READ. For those of you who like their vampire romance with a dose of humor and intelligence, this is the book for you. I was riveted from the very first page, and my students are hooked as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Life is not easy for Jordan, and she wonders if it's even worth living anymore. And then her ex-boyfriend shows up and offers her a way out. Will she take it? I read UNINVITED by Amanda Marrone in one sitting! The plot moved quickly and I had no idea which way the story was going to go. That was cool for me b/c I can usually predict. I'd love to read a sequel with Jordan and Danny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome. teenagers can really relate! now and days they have to deal with boys and what there friends think about them. its overall a great book
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was awesome i liked it begining to end it was exciting i loved it very interesting
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. I have to say, I like almost all vampire books, but I loved that this one wasn't like all the others. I think that some girls can see a bit of herself in Jordan and this makes her realistic and sympatic. I read this book in 2 days and will probably read it again soon. LOVE IT!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could I would give it 0stars. It was a very boring, predictable, and stupid book. Dont wast your time or money on it
BookLoverrrr More than 1 year ago
it was a good book, even though the book was more about her school life and friends. what i did love is that it wasnt the normal vampire book were the girl fall in love ans everyone lived happliy ever after. all in all it was a good book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was super cliche, especially the end. Its just a waste of time. Not worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poke the penguin is a fun game...u should read this wonderful masterpiece...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't in a hurry to read this but I finally finished it. It didn't get good until a little over half way through and it was a short read to begin with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago