Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ashley's Mini Review: Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers

Alienated (Alienated, #1)
Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Read: May 14-31, 2014
Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
~My Thoughts~
I think I would have liked this a lot more if it didn't remind me a little of, Star-Crossed CW original series, with it's alien exchange students. If I read this book before watching that show then I think I would have found this a little bit more original. But no matter, it was refreshing and had me cracking up out loud, like throughout the book! It definitely pulled me in with it's easy reading and fun characters, with it's action and drama. It definitely had me swooning towards the building relationship between Cara and Aelyx. And it had me sitting on the edge as the protestors became more and more violent towards the exchange students and their family host.
It's been quite some time since I read it but I sure did enjoy it! One I definitely recommend if you're looking for an alien read in the young adult world! There aren't many and I'm glad to see new authors coming up with amazing storylines for them! 
Overall, I was swept away and I can't wait to find out what happens next! Sorry for not going into much detail, like I said it's been awhile but if you're looking for an action packed, laugh out loud, alien romance novel then this is the book for you! The ending will definitely have you craving for more!
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