Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she’s destined to become a murderer.
When Davy Hamilton’s tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn’t feel any different, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.
Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.
Why I’m waiting?
As soon as I read Minority Report, I put this book on my 2014 TBR list. That movie was awesome, so I automatically love the idea of this book. Being able to tell if you have HTS (or are a psychopath or sociopath) because of genetics certainly begs the question if it is actually an indicator that people with this gene will commit murder AND if it influences the way people behave. It’s a really tricky, debatable subject matter. I’m excited to see how it is address in the book!
And that cover, guys! I’m not a fan of models on my covers, but I love the way the strands of her hair makes the DNA helix. That’s frickin’ awesome!
What books are you waiting for?