Book Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

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Synopsis from GoodReads:

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 Review:

No words for how much I enjoyed this book. I read it so fast, and now I need Invaded!
The storyline is interesting, and I like that in this ‘alien’ story we get to see outside of Earth. Since usually in others, it’s just then coming to earth or already being there. So I like I that aspect.
Cara and Aelyx are brilliant characters. And I honestly liked that Cara had a boyfriend at the start, since usually it’s ‘girl meets alien’ then BAM! They’re in love. They have a very sweet relationship, and I like that.
Eric on the other hand reminds me of the generic human boy. Since around 90% of boys act like he does. Though I didn’t expect Tori to act the way she did, I thought she’d stuck by Cara no matter what.
The names of people, places and things were baffling me to pronounce, but I love that Melissa has wrote in their pronunciation. Best idea ever!
I’m curious to see how things are on L’eihr, but I don’t trust Jaxen, The Way or the elders. They’re shifty, and I can see everything going wrong at both ends. Both on L’eihr and Earth.
All in all, an amazing story; I definitely recommend

My Rating:

***** 5/5 stars

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