Book Review | Alienated by Melissa Landers

**contains spoilers in "My Thoughts" section**

Title: Alienated

Author: Melissa Landers

Series: Alienated #1

Genres: Sci-Fi, Paranormal Romance

Publication/Year: Disney Hyperion • 2014

Page Numbers: 352

Format: eBook

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 Rating: ★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"Well, yeah. But there was foreign, and then there was foreign. And as much as she wanted to travel. Leaving Earth wasn't what she'd had in mind." - Cara

"I'm your personal jock-blocker, baby. Happy Douche Liberation Day. I started celebrating without you. I'm here to make sure you don't let that carajo sweet-talk you into getting back together." - Tori

"Silicone, phosphorous, sulfur, um...chlorine. Um...argon...um...I'm sorry. We have to stop for a minute. Because there aren't enough elements." - Aelyx

My Thoughts:
This has been my first time reading a book involving aliens and I must say I totally enjoyed it. Melissa Landers did a fantastic job in creating two worlds that mesh so well. The characters were amazingly written and the action was well thought out.

This story follows Cara Sweeney (a human) and Aelyx (a L'eihr alien). Cara Sweeney is your typical smart over the top girl who is chosen by L'eihrs out of thirty thousand seniors in the country to take part in a student ambassador exchange program in which the L'eihrs send one of their best students to stay with her for about 6 months and then she goes to L'eihr and does the same. Aelyx is the L'eihr exchange student. He is eighteen years old and completely hot. He and his comrades have other plans in which they destroy their time on Earth because they don't want an alliance, but of course as in all YA a love begins to bud and things go badly array.

I enjoyed how each character had their own personality from start to finish. I could envision what each character looked like, sounded like and just how they carried themselves. The details were outstanding and just kept me gripped to the storyline.

Spoilers
Things I enjoyed:
• I loved how Cara mooned Aelyx by accident when she was taking off her spanxs and how he determined the definition of mooning.
• Cara trying to cook until she found something Aelyx would eat
• The Sweeney's hospitality to a stranger and alien
• Aelyx hurting Marcus
• the medics healing Cara


Things I disliked:
• Syrine, I just don't like her
• Tori's ultimatum to Cara
• Eric breaking up with Cara
• Tori and Eric becoming a couple
• The HALO protesters getting violent and killing Eron
• Marcus beating up on Cara


This book was full of romance, action and comedy and I cannot wait for Invaded, book #2, to be released!

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