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


10 thoughts on “Uninvited

  1. Courtney Courtney says:

    I don t have a lot of any, really nice things to say about Uninvited, but I d like to say upfront that I didn t expect to and at the time I read this book, I was an easy reader to please Books I cannot force myself to read now, are books I used to lovebooks that I dislike now, but can still see far outweigh Uninvited in quality So while I didn t have any expectations for this book, I was still intrigued by the premise boyfriend kills himself, returns as a member of the undead, haunts pro I don t have a lot of any, really nice things to say about Uninvited, but I d like to say upfront that I didn t expect to and at the time I read this book, I was an easy reader to please Books I cannot force myself to read now, are books I used to lovebooks that I dislike now, but can still see far outweigh Uninvited in quality So while I didn t have any expectations for this book, I was still intrigued by the premise boyfriend kills himself, returns as a member of the undead, haunts protagonist Maybe it s not the most inventive start, but I was still interested enough in the potential of the relationship dynamics to come Alas.According to Uninvited s summary, Jordan s life sucks After she the summary claims it s the other way around, but it s not dumps summer boyfriend Michael, he becomes a walking one night stand, and supposedly takes his own life a few weeks later If that were not enough, Michael, Jordan s dearly departed ex, begins appearing at her window every night no explanations, begging to be invited in As Jordan feels her resistance slipping in every aspect of her life, she drifts closer and closer to letting him in The little blurb on the inside the book told me that Michael could only come in with Jordan s permission, and what I wanted to know was why he wanted in Why was that so important to him Why, after his clear disinterest in her, did he choose her window to haunt What was so particular about Jordan While I can forgive my initial interest in finding these answers, I can t quite forgive this book or even myself for my inability to put Uninvited down and just say, No thanks, go get some sun or something It would have saved me some time and the hot mess that is this book Uninvited was so absurdly plotted that I had to repeatedly stop and make sure that I hadn t drifted off into a daydream or accidentally skipped ahead Sometimes it was clich in all the wrong places and all the wrong ways, and other times I just flat wondered how Uninvited even managed to get published It was, at times, nothing short of painful.Another of my problems with Uninvited was, among so many things, the lack of explanation Michael, back from the dead, haunts Jordan s window it was the whys of this that hooked me, but the blatant ignorance of answering them that was the greatest pinch on my nerves Jordan never seemed coherent or present, never seemed to get anywhere with her questions I get that she lives in a state of depression and self medication, but not even those issues were ever paid any attention to Marrone failed, on every level, to draw any conclusions about Michael or Jordan as individuals This is really what irked me most about Uninvited, the fact that the reader never learns anything real about Michael or Jordan nothing real, period Michael in particular perplexed me Marrone gave us two sides to him, which never converge in any way Jordan s sociable summer love and the self absorbed jagweed Ah, which reminds me Okay, back to Michael So we see him sweetly dating her in the summer but then carelessly hooking up with the next girl to come his way after their breakup Who Michael really is remains Marrone s greatest unanswered question, and she just didn t seem to care all that much Meh Jordan was also definitely a problem I was pretty certain that I was indifferent to whatever was going to happen to her, and that s a shame I understand grief and sadness and despair, but Jordan felt all of these things while being top of her class at TSTL University Jordan is the girl of horror movie fame Yes, that girl Her sense of self preservation Nonexistent Her common sense Down for the count, leave a message at the beep It s almost seems like she wants to meet a grisly end, for all her barefaced stupidity And you know this, you know But you still scream at her, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT GO INTO THE BATHROOM NO STAY PUT CALL THE POLICE NO While theinteresting aspects of Jordan and Michael s post mortem relationship are pointedly ignored, Jordan almost does the thing Don t do the thing, Jordan the reader pleadsI m gonna do the thingDon t do the thing, are you an idiotI m doing the thing, I And what stops her Self preservation, common sense Close, oh so close Just as she finally gives into Michael s pleas, she gets a whiff of his smell and something about it is not quite right Because he smells like coconut and dirt, the drunken Jordan rescinds her permission As he retreats angrily into the night, she decides that perhaps he s not the same Michael Whoever in the world the same Michael is That s fifty shades of ridiculous, my friends It s not his tantrums, his cryptic behavior or even her own intuition telling her to reject him that finally snaps her back into reality No, it s the fact that he smells just a little bit too much like dirt I can t even Uninvited just didn t get it It didn t make sense, and didn t even try to I m not even really sure what Uninvited was really about, or why it warranted the materials and resources used to produce it Jordan learning to pick up the pieces of her life and move on Hah A backwards commentary on change and the absolute worst way to react to it I can t even fathom what it was trying to say about Michael, who was littlethan a caricature Maybe I missed something, but I m going to wager that the current 2.95 average says I m not the only one.If I can say one thing in favor of Uninvited, it s that somewhere past the dirt and the rum and the self pity, Jordan started to slowly understand that she never loved Michael She loved the idea of him And when she let him go, it was because she was afraid Though a long and really, really, really thankless process, Jordan eventually learned something about herself view spoiler in her quest to vanquish her vampire ex boyfriend hide spoiler.


  2. Karen Karen says:

    I didn t enjoy this book, as myreview will state I thought it was written like mediocore fanfiction with an overuse of exclamation points and under developed characters Jordan seemed like she was supposed to be everything all rolled into one Instead of her being complex, it came off as just a pile of issuesterrible mother, frienemies, drinking, smoking, drugs, highly sexual, drama club, track and field, and anxiety disorder It s too much for a 200 page book especially when you add I didn t enjoy this book, as myreview will state I thought it was written like mediocore fanfiction with an overuse of exclamation points and under developed characters Jordan seemed like she was supposed to be everything all rolled into one Instead of her being complex, it came off as just a pile of issuesterrible mother, frienemies, drinking, smoking, drugs, highly sexual, drama club, track and field, and anxiety disorder It s too much for a 200 page book especially when you add in that she s being stalked haunted by her undead ex Marrone tried to give this character layers but it just made me roll my eyes I would have bought into some of the issues, the drinking, smoking, drugs, even the hyper sex if it was a result of the issue with the ex coming back from the dead like she was lashing out against it, or even if we were given another reason for it, but we weren t, not anything that really explained it I just didn t like this book, it wasn t written well and the plot was weak


  3. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comThese 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 Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.comThese 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


  4. Emily Lou & Emily Lou & says:

    The book was boring I honestly tried to find something good about this book It was a waste of time, and a waste of money If you really want to read this book well, buy a USED books from .com there are about 1.72 for the used book Sorry, people but it s the worst book I ve ever read Its all about the girl going high school getting drunk doing drugs, and doing guys Although this book sounds intresting to read when I read the reviews and the books description, NOTHING GOOD REALLY HAP The book was boring I honestly tried to find something good about this book It was a waste of time, and a waste of money If you really want to read this book well, buy a USED books from .com there are about 1.72 for the used book Sorry, people but it s the worst book I ve ever read Its all about the girl going high school getting drunk doing drugs, and doing guys Although this book sounds intresting to read when I read the reviews and the books description, NOTHING GOOD REALLY HAPPENDS At the end of the book, after I fell asleep time and time again, it started to get a little better, 50 pages before the books ended If you really want to read this book, you should start reading it almost at the END OF THE BOOK, because all the beginning of the book is nonsense Well, Don t Say I Didn t Warn You Have a great day eveyone


  5. Nic Nic says:

    This is the story of Jordan and her dead ex boyfriend who comes back to her window every night wanting her to let him in and the choices she has to make.I really enjoyed this book I got pulled into the story within first few pages and finished the books in a few hours it is only 204 pages so its a quick read There wasnt any twists or suspense in this story like most parnormal stories but I liked the main character Jordan and her struggles to deal with her situation Actually I would say ther This is the story of Jordan and her dead ex boyfriend who comes back to her window every night wanting her to let him in and the choices she has to make.I really enjoyed this book I got pulled into the story within first few pages and finished the books in a few hours it is only 204 pages so its a quick read There wasnt any twists or suspense in this story like most parnormal stories but I liked the main character Jordan and her struggles to deal with her situation Actually I would say there very little parnormal in this story.This book is meant for teenagers but I would recommend it for ages 16 up as has references to drugs and sex.I am definetly interested in readingfrom Amanda Marrone


  6. Kelly Kelly says:

    Ok, someone passed this book along to me and I read it thinking it would be just another of the current vampire craze books Huh NOT The premise is good a high school girl is trapped in her house from sundown to sun up every night because her first love now dead no, UNdead sits in the tree beside her window begging her to let him in he needs an invitation I did like that the vampire in this story was actually an evil horrible being, not the current romanticized version that s every Ok, someone passed this book along to me and I read it thinking it would be just another of the current vampire craze books Huh NOT The premise is good a high school girl is trapped in her house from sundown to sun up every night because her first love now dead no, UNdead sits in the tree beside her window begging her to let him in he needs an invitation I did like that the vampire in this story was actually an evil horrible being, not the current romanticized version that s everywhere But the story was extremely bogged down in the explanation about how bad the main character s life is right now, complete with very graphic descriptions of all the drugs she s taking, all the alcohol she s liberating from her parents stash, and how many guys she s hooked up with out of apathy or self loathing Billed as a young adult novel, I found it completely inappropriate for young adults Whatever was good in the story was lost for me because of that So my suggestion is to skip this book No, seriously Don t bother


  7. Selena Selena says:

    The world is ending I know it If the world is infested with sex crazed, pot smoking, beer drinking teenagers such as the ones in this book then I know for sure this world is doomed It simply amazes me that such people exist Or is the author trying too hard Does she really think teenagers are like that these days Because I know for sure I wont sleep with a new guy every week just because I dumped my old asshole of a boyfriend Gosh there are just so many things wrong with this book But mai The world is ending I know it If the world is infested with sex crazed, pot smoking, beer drinking teenagers such as the ones in this book then I know for sure this world is doomed It simply amazes me that such people exist Or is the author trying too hard Does she really think teenagers are like that these days Because I know for sure I wont sleep with a new guy every week just because I dumped my old asshole of a boyfriend Gosh there are just so many things wrong with this book But mainly the drugs and drinking I mean I get it..teenagers got problems and sometimes they drown their sorrows in less than appropriate ways. but I dont need to spend 200 pages reading about that Anyways..getting back on track So, there s also Michael, Jordan s dead vampire ex boyfriend who comes to her window every night asking her to let him in Problem is she knows she wants to but luckily what little common sense she has is telling her not to And we spend maybe 3 4 of the book reading about Jordan s less than intelligent conversations with Michael every night Unfortunately for us poor readers, that s just about all that happens I bet some of us out there were hoping that Michael was really going to steal Jordan away from all her troubles and be her knight in shining armor That was about the only thing that kept me reading throughout the entire book the hope that Jordan would find salvation somehow from her hell But too bad that thought was blasted to hell when it turned out Michael was just a psycho dead guy who really doesnt want the best for Jordan


  8. Emma Emma says:

    I regret spending money on this because A after about 70 pages nothing happened and B I am having a hard time liking the main character.For such a badass pot smoking, drinking, partying girl, Jordan s personality is completely the opposite of all that Who she is and what she does just doesn t seem to match 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.Also I regret spending money on this because A after about 70 pages nothing happened and B I am having a hard time liking the main character.For such a badass pot smoking, drinking, partying girl, Jordan s personality is completely the opposite of all that Who she is and what she does just doesn t seem to match 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.Also 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 beenfrustrated reading a book Seriously I didn t finish it, I just skimmed it and honestly I just sawcharacters being mentioned that had nothing to do with anything, and no actual plot.Faaail


  9. Nan Nan says:

    This is an incredibly good book, one that doesn t flinch from portraying the reality of teen s lives and mixing it with a good dose of fantasy.I did find Jordan annoying several times, but that was part of the point of the book I ll try to come back later and write a longer and hopefully better review, but I ll settle right now for saying that this was good story told by a solid storyteller.


  10. Alison Alison says:

    Uninvited is 100% completely and utterly a young adult book Don t be mislead into thinking that because you re an adult who enjoyed Twilight you will enjoy this I count myself very lucky that my introduction to Amanda Marrone s work was through Devoured, which I thought to be an original story with some quite thrilling moments If I d started with Uninvited I would never have touched another one of her books.I m guessing that if you re a teenager in the 14 19yr old bracket which is the targe Uninvited is 100% completely and utterly a young adult book Don t be mislead into thinking that because you re an adult who enjoyed Twilight you will enjoy this I count myself very lucky that my introduction to Amanda Marrone s work was through Devoured, which I thought to be an original story with some quite thrilling moments If I d started with Uninvited I would never have touched another one of her books.I m guessing that if you re a teenager in the 14 19yr old bracket which is the target market you ll enjoy it Covers the world of teen age binge drinking, excessive sex, school, peer issues, all the sorts of things you can relate to Not to mention the group of friends who really are only friends because they all snort coke and wallow in self pity because their parents suck Yes, yes, I m sure I was just as bad when I was that age, but you know what I now understand my mother s eye roll when I told her that she just didn t understand.The basic story is Rose dated a guy over the summer break over a year ago Turns out he was popular, so she had a panic attack and dumped him Many months later he is killed, becomes a vampire and starts stalking her Interesting concept right Sadly, it took most of the book to be told that she d dumped him We weren t actually told he was a vampire for ages although not hard to work out What we got was lots of what about me.One thing I didn t like about Devoured was the very, very ,first person way of writing, unfortunately it s even worse in this Until we get near the end of the book and there is a bit of action we re pretty much in Roses head I think, I said, I thought I ,I, I.I would dearly like to see a review of this written from a younger perspective as other than my issue with the overuse of first person dialogue, the story is actually well written It really is the subject matter and delivery of said subject matter that is causing me to rate this story so low I still have Revealers, Amanda Marrones 2nd book sitting on my bookcase waiting to be read, so I am looking forward to seeing how that goes, whether there is a gradual growth, or if Devoured is just an exception.I do have to point out these are not part of a series Amanda Marrone has to date published three books Uninvited, Revealers and Devoured These are all individual, stand alone books