Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated_cvrAlienated by Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #1
Published by: Disney Hyperion on February 4th 2014
Genre: Science Fiction, Aliens, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 344 (Hardcover)
Source: Purchased- Hardcover


My Rating: 4.5 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.

Two years ago, something happened in Cara’s family. In that same time period, aliens made contact with Earth. Now in the present time, Cara is now sharing her house with an alien. But let’s not forget to mention-he’s a hot alien.

Cara is the first human to test of the L’eihr exchange program along with Aleyx. Both races thinking both are out to kill each other and ruin both lives, they try out the exchange program. The humans are not okay with this program and are now threathening Cara’s family as well as Aleyx.

Despite all this chaos, Cara falls for Aleyx and is now fighting for her life.

my thoughts 2

It’s honestly really hard to write a good synopsis for this. Sorry that was terrible!

Anywho, I’ve had my eye on this book since I think back in August when I heard about it? I had such high expectations for this book. Yes, it did live up to it, but it wasn’t my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved this book to pieces. It was just missing that little piece to make it my favorite. I still loved it nonetheless and I’m really glad it lived up to my expectations!

Being a HUGE fan of The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout (still need to read Opal and Origin, but still a fan), I was really excited about this book. I haven’t read any other aliens books besides this and JLA, so it was really interesting to read books about something I find incredibly interesting! I’ve always been interested in aliens and if there really could be other living “being” on different planets.

This book definitively did not disappoint me once so ever. I absolutely loved it and I fell in love with Cara and Aleyx’s relationship and I adore it!

I do not like Eric or her best friend, Tori. Hate both of them. I don’t care what kind of excuses they come up with, I’m sorry, but no. Just no. Hate them. Probably will forever and I have my reasons and probably those that have read this book know what I’m talking about.

I loved Cara’s character-being that she is extremely smart and is to be the valedictorian at her school. I loved Aleyx’s character as well. I just loved their relationship to pieces!! It was just adorable!! I also liked having the book told from both of their perspectives. It was hard at first to realize it was told from both because there’s no spot where it says who’s point of view it is. You just have to put two and two together and realize who’s point of view it’s from.

I’m so excited to see what happens next!

favorite quotes

“I don’t like the way he looks at you.”
“How does he look at me?”
“Like he wants to dock his ship inside your spaceport.”
“You’ve cracked.”– page 97


“He prepared the richest, most indulgent and disgusting dish imaginable – a bowl of fudge ripple ice-cream topped with chocolate syrup, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, chocolate sprinkles, and, for good measure, a chocolate brownie from the pantry. He even garnished it with a handful of M&M’s.

(…) “Look what I made for you. A bowl of diabetes.”– page 180


“I won’t be your intergalactic booty call.”– page 267


Challenges This Belongs To:

summer of 50 challenge


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