Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Posted February 1, 2018 by Samantha Davies in Reviews, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Review: Alienated by Melissa LandersAlienated by Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated #1
on February 4, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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one-star

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.

Unfortunately this was a DNF so I can’t really give a proper review. I was really excited for Alienated and as drawn in by the beautiful cover but the story just did not hold my interest. I had a really hard time connecting with the characters and didn’t really feel like the characters should have connected the way they did. I almost finished so I do feel comfortable giving this book 1 star. Hopefully someone else enjoys this more than me.

one-star

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