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Monday, May 19, 2014

Alienated by Melissa Landers

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 Thoughts:

I loved this book so much that I stayed up until 2am to finish reading it. That rarely every happens anymore because I never stay up late nowadays, but this book just got me so hooked and so in love, I couldn't put it down! 

I fell in love with the characters in this book. Cara did annoy me sometimes, but most of the time I really loved her and her loyalty to Aelyx. She just grew on me and I loved her as a heroine. She was always trying to make Aelyx comfortable and trying to help him adjust to living on Earth. Aelyx also grew on me, I didn't know how I felt about him at the beginning because he was robotic, distant and seemed kind of standoffish, but eventually he started to become less robotic and show more feelings. 

This book was a little predictable. There were some things I was able to predict right from the second page. There weren't really any surprises for me, nothing that happened was a huge surprise for me.  Aside from the predictability, I did really enjoy this book and the characters! 

Overall, I fell for this book and it's characters. I'm loving Sci-Fi at the moment and this book was perfect for me! I hope you'll read this and fall for it as much as I did!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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