January 27, 2010

Review: Uninvited

Uninvited Uninvited by Amanda Marrone

Book discription from goodreads.

"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...."

This book wasn't for me. The character was to weak. Jordan, and everyone else in this book, refers to herself as the girl who will not say no. She also has huge issues just walking down the hall in school and calling people on the phone. On top of that she stated she wouldn't dress up or even streak her hair because she wouldn't be true to herself. Usually I say right on to this, but the character had a big drug and alcohol problem because she couldn't deal being herself. The vampire seemed to be an after thought to appeal to fans of the genre.

Then there's the ending. Where everything pulls together and Jordan grows up. The vampire portion of the book finally seems more then just away to make Jordan deal with her loser ex-boyfriend and her lost virginity. Not quite enough though for justify this purchase.

Bottom Line:
If I wanted teen drama novel I would have found a better one. I guess I like it where the UF portion of the story doesn't seem like an after thought. The only reason I am reading the author's next book is because I ran out of reading material and there was an excerpt of her next book in the back. Seems quite promising, and I already purchased her next book.

Sexual Content:

The main character deals with losing her virginity. Also contains plenty of kissing and second base action. This is fairly mature for a YA novel.

Rating: 2/5- Average/disappointing, library check-out

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