I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Alienated by Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #1
Published by Disney Electronic Content on 2014-02-04
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
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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.
Alienated by Melissa Landers is an extraordinary tale about a human girl who falls in love with an alien exchange student in a world that wont except the unknown. Alienated was a unique story that really makes you think about what the world would be like if this situation really happened, it also has a great love story that builds over time. The story revolves around Cara an Honor student who gets picked to host an alien exchange student from L’eihrs in her house for a year. Aelyx is kind of a jerk in the beginning that doesn’t want to be on earth and thinks the entire exchange program needs to end. So he and the other exchange students plan to sabotage the entire program only to realize the consequences are more extreme and Aelyx has a lot more to lose then he originally thought.
I loved Cara and felt so bad for her when everything took a turn for the worst. She is an extremely strong characters and has such a great sense of confidence and wouldn’t let anything get to her, she was not a damsel in distress. She was really a great character to follow and someone I want to read more about.
Aelyx I like a lot he really had a lot to learn and I really loved how much he changed throughout the book. He went through so many changes and had a lot to deal with being so far (literally) from home and in a strange world with a bunch of crazy people out to get him. I thought he handled the situations very well and had a very big heart; he was a terrific character plus who doesn’t love a handsome alien.
The entire story was amazing. I had some issues here or there with the flow and I thought the end was a little rushed but in all honesty I really thought this story was great. The details sometimes made you stop and think about how real it felt and how sometimes you got lost in what was going on. When I got to the end I was shocked, relieved and seriously wanting more. I hated to put the book down and found myself sneaking to read it every chance I got.
I gave Alienated by Melissa Landers 4/5 stars. I highly recommend, with its strong characters and original story it is a book not to be missed. When a book makes you dream about it after you put it down for the night you know it’s a book that has an awesome effect on you 🙂 A MUST read!