Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unleashed by Sophie Jordan (Uninvited book 2)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Uninvited, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the series for you.

Please visit the Recaptains blog if you need a refresher on the first book in the series.

"Fate made her a monster, but that won't be her destiny."

Davy’s life has drastically changed since she found out that she carries the kill gene or HTS, Homicidal Tendency Syndrome. Her worst nightmare came true when she was forced to kill someone in order to save Sean’s life. With the help of an outside group, Davy and several others escaped to a trailer on the Texas/Mexico border. With a new policy in place to shoot escaped HTS carriers on sight, they must figure out a way to cross. Now haunted by nightmares of the man she killed, Davy is having a hard time being around Sean without remembering what she did to save him. They are staying in a trailer supplied by the rebel group along with Gil and Sabine.

On the late night/early morning of their crossing, Sean uncovers the boat they will be using. He and Davy oar everyone to the other side of the river. About half way across, border patrol catches them. Knowing that they cannot outrun the boat, the four make the decision to jump and swim. Sean can easily outpace the other three but he hangs back to make sure everyone gets across. Davy is having the most trouble swimming with her pack. The boat gets near her and she begins to swim underwater. Coming up for air at one point, she is shot in the shoulder. Unable to move her arm, Davy’s efforts are further slowed. She sees her friends up ahead of her before she seemingly blacks out.

Davy wakes up during the daytime alone. It is all she can do to stand. She doesn’t know where she is and cannot find her friends. Davy beings walking but the blood loss has dehydrated her quickly. Talking to herself, she sees whats she imagines is a person coming closer to her. With the sun in her eyes, all she can really see is the worn work boots that obviously belong to a man. Once again, Davy passes out. Later, she wakes up in a cave. Trying to figure out where she is, Davy’s attempts to feign sleep are not bought by the man who found her. She is horrified to see his neck tattoo and knows that he is also a carrier. She tries to find a way to escape but is unsuccessful. He tells her that she won't get very far. The border patrol is looking for some carriers that crossed over into Mexico last night. If they don't find her, the coyotes will have a field day with her body. She is disheartened to hear that she is still in the U.S. and wonders where Sean and the others might be. The boy speculates that whoever they are looking for must be pretty important. Davy confesses in her delirious state that she was suppose to go to Julliard before finding out she was a carrier and that the agency was training her to be a killer. He is calm and comforting to her before she passes back out and promises that he won't let her die.

Who rescued Davy? What is his story? Will she ever see Sean, Gil or Sabine again? Does she find freedom in Mexico? Can she find peace for what she was made to do? Will she reunite with her family? How does Davy's life turn out?

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