Review ~ Alienated by Melissa Landers #COYER

Posted November 5, 2013 by Michelle in COYER, Review, Uncategorized / 22 Comments

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.

Review ~ Alienated by Melissa Landers #COYERAlienated 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
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars

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.

When I first saw this book I loved the synopsis and it was a book I couldn’t wait to get my hand on, then I saw it was released in Feb 2014….I wanted to SCREAM!!!!Netgalley, oh Netgalley, what a wonderful website it is, when I noticed the book listed I almost fell out of my chair. I crossed my fingers, pressed request and waited….when I was accepted I pretty much danced around the house all day but then it sat on my e-reader, I knew this was going to be my first read for the challenge. I was super excited with fingers crossed I jumped in…..I was not disappointed.


My Review ~



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!

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22 responses to “Review ~ Alienated by Melissa Landers #COYER

  1. I will definitely be tackling this one for sure in the future. It sounds wonderful. Great review too. I look forward to reading more of your reviews 🙂

    • It really would be a cute show for CW or ABC Family LOL. I will have to look up starcrossed haven't heard of that one yet and I watch the CW all the time.

      Thanks for stopping by

    • Yes I recommend for sure. I skim reviews to when I know I will be reading the book and pretty much go to the end to see what the recommendation was 🙂 glad i'm not the only one that does that LOL

      Thanks for stopping by

  2. I loved the concept of this one from the second I saw it, so I'm glad it turned out to be so good! Great review and congrats on getting a COYER review done 🙂

  3. I've been waiting to see a review of this book because the cover is so darn beautiful. It sounds like something I'd really like. Great review. 🙂

  4. I really want to read this book! I didn't get the chance to receive it through Netgalley, but I'm sure I'll pick it up in 2014.

  5. I have this in my Kindle as well but I have yet to find the time to read it. Like you, I was extremely happy when it showed up on Net Galley. I really must pick this up again.