Unleashed (Uninvited Series #2)

Unleashed (Uninvited Series #2)

by Sophie Jordan


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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 such favorites as 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 laying right beneath the surface, Davy doesn't even know if she can trust herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062233714
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Uninvited Series , #2
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

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Unleashed 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS  I read the last book a year ago, but I remember really enjoying it. Sadly, I didn't like this book as much and, really, it didn't feel like it was even the same series. Davy and her friends have escaped their horrible imprisonment and are making their way to a safe camp down in Mexico. Things go awry along the way, though, and Davy ends up getting separated from her friends. Dying, Davy is saved by a man and taken to a hidden rebel camp. There, she will have to decide whether to stay there and fight or go back to her friends. This book was a big disappointment. It wasn't too bad for awhile, but looking back at the book, I really have less than stellar thoughts on it. First of all, nothing really happens. The Goodreads synopsis describes this book as action-packed. It is that way in the very beginning and there is some deadly things going on in the rebel camp (which ended up being stupid. More on that later), but other than that? Nope. Most of it was Davy ever changing her made. Did she want to stay? Go? I don't know! I swear she changed her mind every chapter! Also, the romance took up a lot of the book. She kept fighting off her feelings for Caden. That's right. Caden. Not Sean. Caden.  Caden is a guy that Davy meets at the rebel camp and she is attracted to him, despite the fact that she was still technically with Sean. Sean, by the way, is hardly in this book. He's in the first few chapters, but that's really it. It wasn't really the fact that she liked the other guy that bothered me, because it's been so long since I've read Uninvited so I don't really have strong feelings for Sean. What bothered me is the fact that another love interest in introduced in the sequel! This is a huge pet peeve of mine! I also felt like they became close way too quickly. I didn't really have huge problems with this book until closer to the end. All the action-y things ended into a 'twist' that only made the book ridiculous. I won't mention what happened, due to spoilers, but it completely ruined the book for me. IN CONCLUSION This book was a big disappoint. I really was too nice with my rating, but I gave the 'higher' rating because of the previous book. But really, this book didn't even feel like the sequel to Uninvited. It had different characters, setting, and even Davy acted differently. The carrier gene only seemed like background noise as well. Anyway, if you are a fan of the first book, you may want to skip this one. Especially if you liked Sean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
279 pages and I read it in under an hour and a half. There was so much more potential with the story and for me, it just flopped.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Captivating, creative, and keeps you engaged from beginning to end. Even better than the first book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say that i did lov the book-- but what happened with her ex and what not? There should be a book about what happened a few yer later
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Things definitely aren't any easier for Davy and her new friends. In fact, they get decidedly worse. I didn't read the blurb before I started reading this one. I just wanted to know what happened next and started reading away. So, to say I was surprised when Caden entered the picture would be an understatement. It was one of those "Noooooooo!" in slow motion kind of moments. I really didn't want this to be a love triangle. And really, I don't think I'd call it much of a love triangle after all. I'll be honest, I held a little grudge towards Caden through the "getting to know you" stage, but my feelings towards him changed the more I got to know him. There are so many reasons why I'm Team Caden, but the big on is because of the role he plays in Davy's emotional healing and acceptance of herself. Those parts were truly beautiful. I wanted to bonk Davy on the head so many times while reading... I lost count. I'm not sure if there's supposed to be another book coming, but this one wrapped things up nicely, which is another thing I wasn't expecting, but really liked. I thought Davy was going to play more of a role in the whole revolution aspect, but this story wasn't really about that at all, and I'm glad. We've had Hunger Games and Divergent for those kinds of stories. Unleashed is about an average girl. She's not this big, bad hero. She's just trying to survive. She's the girl we can relate to. She's the girl most of us would be if something like this were to happen in real life. I was pleasantly surprised with this story, and definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first one and could not wait for this one, but it is a flop. I didn't so much mind Caden, as the fact that when i got to the end I was left wondering that nothing really happened. Also the end was such a cop out. The author totally could have done more but it's just meh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a hunger games/ divergent rip off. Its such an overdone idea. Damsel in distress, but wait can't get by without buff hot guy saving random girl from bad guys. But girl way too tough to recieve help from hot guy, runs away every time hot guy gets close "im too tough to rely on a guy". Blah. Cool idea but lame character. Could have been a much cooler plot without the super high schooly love story. Had it been more mature , it might have been better.
Berls More than 1 year ago
Unleashed was such an incredibly disappointing follow up to Univited. The first book was easily one of my favorite books of 2014, but I almost DNFed this one. I had to leave it and come back and then I was only listening for the sake of knowing what would happen, not really interested in the story. As excited as I was for Unleashed to come out, I now find myself wishing that Univited had been a standalone. I felt like the two books had NOTHING in common. Univited was so unique and fresh, in my opinion at least. I was convinced by the concept and, while I believed that everything could go down the way they did, I was appalled by them. The idea that a person could be defined by a gene that marked them as capable of murder was as bad as racisim. More importantly, Sophie (the MC) was devestated by what happened to her and thought it was brutally wrong. Enter Unleashed - I don't know who THIS Sophie is. She's defeated and not just accepting that carriers are all murderers, but it's like she WANTS to believe it. She's done fighting and she's become the angsty, disappointing teen of so many YA novels. So the main character is an entirely different, less likeable, person. But at least I have the secondary characters I loved, right? NOPE! This is a bit spoilery, except that the synopsis kind of tells you it too - they make up maybe 4 chapters of the entire book! GRRR! Because of some perfectly legitimate problems that occur they are completely removed from the book and we have this whole new set of characters to decide how we feel about. And, on their own, I guess these characters are worth knowing. But I didn't care about them because I waited A WHOLE YEAR to see what would happen to the other characters. I do have to admit, there is a decent plot here buried in the disappointments. There's a bit of a mystery and the new love interest is a decent guy. He's even one I could like. The reason why those elements don't fully redem the book for me is they're so PREDICTABLE. It's like we went from this fresh, unique concept and then whoosh, we've moved into every dystopia ever. Yeah, that's an exaggeration, but I'm telling you, for a while I felt like I was reading book 2 of the Shatter Me Series. A good book? Yes. Did I want it to reappear in a new setting with new characters minus the super abilities? Not really. I should mention that the audio was as good as before and Rebecca Gibel's narration is solid. Perhaps the only reason I was able to finish reading Unleashed actually. I'm very disappointed because I not only enjoyed Univited, but Sophie Jordan is a favorite author of mine. Hopefully her next book will be back to what I loved about Univited! 2 stars Didnt Work
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
A ★★★★½ sequel with more curveballs than I could imagine! Minor spoilers alert!!! The concept of this series really fascinated me from the beginning with Uninvited. Could a kill gene really be detected accurately and predict future social behavior thereby keeping the masses safer? If so, is it morally right to identify, tag and ostracize those individuals, particularly if they are still young and developing into young adults? Unleashed picked up right where Uninvited left off. Teenage Davy and her 3 friends Gil, Sean and Sabine managed to escape from Mount Haven, the HTS soldier training camp, with the goal of crossing over into Mexico. Of course, their plans went horribly awry and Davy found herself with an entirely different group of HTS carriers with their own agenda and social pecking order. I loved Davy’s determination to survive at all costs. She was a fighter and had to learn to accept the lengths that she went to in order to preserve her own life. Her internal battle with this was understandable and very realistic. She was also very loyal which sometimes led to frustrating decisions that resulted in disastrous outcomes. The romantic tension between Davy and Caden was just right for a mature YA novel. It’s not easy for me to let guy of an original romantic hero and exchange him for another. However, the organic way that this new relationship between Davy and Caden developed had me convinced it was the right move for the story. ‘We kiss through half the night. Feverish kisses that leave me aching. He always pulls back just before things get too carried away, and that’s a peculiar thing. For a guy. It hasn’t been that long that I don’t remember that much.’ ~ Davy “Davy.” He bites my name in a strangled voice, his chest quivering under me. “This isn’t a race. We have time.”~ Caden There were several other story elements that I liked as well. Dr. Phelps added a nice bit of comic relief. The News Releases were a nice touch, updating us on the government’s mission against HTS carrier resistance cells and supporters. The format of the new releases and any correspondence was changed to make it stand out and indicate a tone change, a smart touch in my opinion. I also enjoyed the challenge of trying to identify the mole within the new HTS carrier group. I was completely wrong though. And wow! I would have never guessed the outcome to that plot thread. And letters sent to Mount Haven to Davy from her brother, Mitchell provided the only familial warmth and concern for Davy although she never received them due to her departure. The epilogue was suitably meaty. It gave us a nice glimpse into Davy's and her friends’ potential future post-changes to the government’s HTS carrier policy. ‘That used to be my MO. To do the right thing, perform the way everyone expected. My parents. My teachers. I even did that at Mount Haven. Not anymore. From now on I’m going to be smart and live for me.’~Davy Overall, I actually think this duology would make a pretty cool YA thriller movie or even a television mini-series. Hollywood, please make that happen, thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophie Jordan did a wonderful job with the Uninvited Series #1 and #2 is just as good, the Characters grow up and change in such a dramatic and drastic way. The way the story could be changed into something all too realistic is frightening and truly makes you thin about the world we are living in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected more from this book. The first book had a good story and plot that could have been expanded on in this book, but fell very short, at least as far as the over all story went...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophie Jordan does it again in her final book for the Uninvited series! I loved how this was only a two book series. The events took a quick pace and were written with meaning and relevance to the story. So filler material in this book! Secondly, I really loved the character development in this book. Davy was so hard to love, but at the same time, had someone that was willing to tame her and teach her to trust. This is something I can relate to personally. It just goes to show that someone who really loves you will do anything for you. I can say I was disappointed in some of the characters from the first book who fell into the second book, in the way in which I felt like they should have done more, tried harder. However, as I kept reading, I saw that this is how Sophie Jordan really made Davy stand out as a character. She was worthy of more because she tried harder. So many times I wanted to hate her character, but in the end, it was impossible. The introduction of a whole new set of characters was really welcome as well! I can say I was fooled to a T about who the good and the bad were. It just goes to show that you cannot always trust those who seem the most trustworthy. So happy that I took the time to read this! I will definitely be reading more from Sophie Jordan in the future. BRAVO!
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Rftk I loved both books fantastic grade A
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Such an amazing book with a perfect end to the series highly recommend!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone pls tell me what happen between davy and sean? I need to knw in order for me to read this book!!