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Review: The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

Predicteds Review: The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
September 1, 2011
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Daphne is the new girl in town and is having trouble fitting in. At least she has Jesse… sort of. He wants to be more than “just friends,” but there’s something he’s not telling her about his past. Something dangerous. When a female student is brutally attacked, police turn to PROFILE, a new program that can predict a student’s capacity for drug use, pregnancy, and violent behavior, to solve the case. As the witch hunt ensues, Daphne is forced to question her feelings for Jesse-and what she will do if her first love turns out to be a killer.

My Review:
THE PREDICTEDS is a skillfully crafted YA debut that is sure to intrigue readers. Going into THE PREDICTEDS, I was expecting a dystopian novel, but what I got was definitely not that. It is more of a contemporary novel with a few unique concepts thrown in that give it a bit of a sci-fi feel. It took awhile for the story to take off, but once it did, I was glued to the pages! And while there were a few minor annoyances, I was able to enjoy the overall story.

Daphne was a bit confusing to me. She seemed really detached and unemotional so it was really hard for me to connect with her in the beginning. Luckily, in the middle some of her ice began to thaw and I was able to understand her and her motives more. I really didn’t like who she decided to be “friends” with, though. The whole group was so awful and mean yet she kept hanging out with them. That just really didn’t fit with who Daphne claimed to be. I did like her willingness to speak what was on her mind, even if it wasn’t what others wanted to hear. That made me appreciate her much more as a person.

Jesse was definitely swoon-worthy. He is one of those guys who will do anything for you, even if it means risking his life. He is a true knight in shining armor! I really loved how he treated Daphne. He was such a sweetheart to her, even when she probably didn’t deserve it. Even knowing he was a predicted, I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from falling for him, just like Daphne. 

I really enjoyed THE PREDICTEDS overall, even though it took awhile for the story to really get going. It is a very intriguing YA debut that will have you hooked!

My Rating:

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  1. Hafsah @ IceyBooks says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Bailey. This was one of those books that I wanted because of the cover. I didn't even know what it was about until now! Great review :)

  2. I feel that a lot of books lately are being marketed as dystopian, but are not really dystopian. This one sounds good so I am happy to read that you enjoyed it. The description reminds me a bit of the movie "Minority Report".

  3. Gah! Because of how you described him, I'm gushing over Jesse already even though I hadn't even heard of this book before your review. Also the set up you mentioned sounds interesting… Contemp with a bit of a sci-fi feel. Yup, I'll be looking out for this one!

  4. Interesting. I think I may add this to my TBR pile (which, by the way, is ridiculously long!)

  5. It's neat to hear that The Predicteds is more of a contemporary novel than a dystopia! Awesome! It's a bummer that Daphne was difficult to connect with at first, but I'm glad that The Predicteds was overall enjoyable! Can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

  6. I'm really excited for this book! Good to know it's a bit of a rocky start though, I like to know that going in so I'm prepared to stick with it for all the good stuff to come. Can't wait to meet Jesse:) Awesome review Bailey!

  7. I think I love Jesse already! Thanks for the review, I saw the book at the store this weekend but was a little hesitant to buy it.

  8. Ooh, looking forward to reading this one! I can deal with a few annoyances as long as the plot sweeps me up and carries me along. Yay! Great review!
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  9. I really like the sound of this one – I can't wait to meet Jesse, he seems awesome! Glad you enjoyed this overall, thanks for the great review! :)

  10. A Canadian Girl says:

    I was expecting this one to be a dystopian too but I like that it's more of a contemp with a sci-fi feel since I'm not a huge dystopian fan. I haven't heard much about this one so thanks for reviewing it. I'm off to add it to my wishlist :)

  11. Yaaay, I'm so glad you liked The Predicteds! I thought it was going to be a dystopian novel too, but oh well. I wasn't that big of a fan, but I completely agree that Jesse is indeed swoon-worthy! I think I didn't like this book because I didn't like Daphne, lol. As always, fantastic review, sweetie!

  12. This one certainly sounds interesting. I've been wanting to read a review… I don't know if I'd be okay with the characters, but I guess maybe it's something that just works with the story. I guess I'll have to give it a try sometime!!

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