Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Alienated #1 by Melissa Landers


A perfect blend of sizzling romance, action, and suspense.” –#1 NYT Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Publication date: February 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Read: June 2014
Pages: 344
Rating: 
Summary:
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"


Thoughts on the main characters:
I loved Cara's character. I would want to be in her place. Living with an alien like Aelyx, ouff! I would die to have that opportunity. She's clever and nice. While I was reading this book, I really put myself in her place that's why I felt all of her emotions.

Aelyx is the hot alien from planet l'eihr. I thought he was cold and arrogant at the beginning. Obviously I fell in love with him as the story progressed. He's one of my favorite male characters. He's very sweet, innocent in love and nice. 

Thoughts on the secondary characters:
Syrine - She's Aelyx' alien friend and she's rude and mean. I never liked her. Not even once.
Eric - He's Cara's boyfriend that I thought I was going to like but ended up hating him. He made me tear up at some point, in a good way though.
Cara's parents - They're very chill and I like them. They are not those mean parents that are inattentive people. I think they're great.

Overall thoughts:
This book was phenomenal! I loved loved loved loved it! It's my favorite book so far this year. I'm not a fan of Sci-Fi, like I said but this book was just too good.  Aelyx is perfect. Why don't aliens like him exist in real life? This book made me laugh and it was a fun and quick read. It definitely made my day alot more interesting. The front cover is gorgeous , it can catch every one's attention.
Alienated was actually the first book I read about aliens. I heard about this novel from @abookutopia on youtube. I don't regret purchasing and reading this book. If you haven't read it yet, you should pick it up. 



Thoughts on the author:
Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn't afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public- just ask her husbands and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, "Sweetheart of Ohio." For more information, or just to say hello, visit melissa-landers.com

I definitely love her writing. I like her characters and I can't wait for her next books to come out. I'm not really a sci-fi fan but Melissa made me like it  in this book. I also like her sense of humour.
Next book of the series:
Invaded (Alienated #2) by Melissa Landers coming out in February 2015

The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.


Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.


Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.


The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?