Thursday, 2 September 2010
I don't normally like books that are so short because the authors tend to miss out a lot of the character development that could have made the book so much better. This wasn't really the case here though. Jordan starts off as a binge drinker with so many problems and having a vampire at her window every night just makes her worse. While the drinking, drugs and partying mixed with depression can seem like this story is only going in a downward spiral, things don't take long to change. I didn't really like Jordan to begin with because she was quite whiney and annoying but then I realised that so much bad was going on in her life that I couldn't help but feel sorry for her.
Even though the story is short, Marrone manages to explain everything really well. What really happened to Michael, his and Jordan's relationship, her relation ships with other people amongst other things are explored in great detail at times which made me feel like nothing was really missing from the story. Finding out more about Jordan's past and her relationship with Michael made her easier to relate to as I felt like I knew so much about her and her personality.
So many books that I have recently read in this genre are quite serious and the attempted humour doesn't really work. I found a lot of the dialogue in this story really funny and it made me laugh out loud at times. I loved that Marrone tried to make something that was so serious (Jordan's problems) into something to poke at and make fun of between her and her friends. Jordan's depression didn't seem to bother her like it should or would have done but instead, she was able to make fun of herself too.
The plot itself was as exciting as it could have been in 208 pages. There is a lot going on that made me like all of the characters, even Michael and considering he was quite the stalker, I didn't think I would end up liking him at all. I could never quite tell what his real intentions were as the author kept me guessing right until the very end. There is a lot of suspense in this book and I only maybe saw one outcome that happened.
Uninvited is a great short vampire story that is thoroughly entertaining. Loved it.
Posted by Lyndsey OHalloran at 03:00