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Uninvited - Amanda Marrone

Oh god, yet another book I'm unhappy with this month!

-also posted on Goodreads.com-

Title: Uninvited
Author: Amanda Marrone
Genre: YA (for ages 15-19; sex, language and drug themes)

Synposis:
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....

My Thoughts:
That synposis barely even covers what happens in this book. In fact, the synposis is a poor, poor description of the book, because what happens between Michael & Jordan is barely even a plot but more of a on-the-side filler storyline just to make the book about vampires.
What actually happens in this book:

Jordan is a quiet, depressed, skanky, alcoholic party girl with more issues than what should have been packed into such a short amount of time. Mother-issues, stealing alcohol from her parents, dealing with her ex boyfriend who dumped her and comitted suicide, anxiety issues, chronic partying etc.

What I absolutely HATED about this book was that Jordan's personality and actions didn't fit. She was meant to be so many things rolled into one person but all these aspects of her personality contraticted themselves. What she did and who she was didn't fit AT ALL.

Also I felt like I was thrown in the middle of a book because nothing was explained right, people were mentioned without us being told who they were, and it was just terribly written and there were alot of words in there that made me think, hang on, is she making up words? Or even if they are real words, they're stupid words that aren't used in proper context. This sounds like it was written by a teenager who has nothing better to do than write about her boring life and every little boring detail about boring school without actually explaining why its important to talk about it, or explaining it in the first place. Not to mention the use of seemingly big and important words that just don't fit and make her sound so stupid.

I've never been more frustrated reading a book. Seriously. I didn't finish it, I just skimmed it and honestly I just saw more characters being mentioned that had nothing to do with anything, and no actual plot.

What bugs me about this book (as well as above) is why Michael wasn't a bigger part of the book if the book was meant to be about him? It just felt like the author wanted vampires in it for the sake of it. And he was a terrible, terrible character. It was just pointless.

Overall Rating: 0/5 (it doesn't deserve a rating)

I'm starting to think I need to make a list of books people should avoid haha... because I seem to be reading a lot of them lately.
Tags: category: young adult
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