Alienated Review

By: Melissa Landers

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

andpicked 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.

*eARC copy supplied by Netgalley for an honest review

"It felt too good, almost unearthly, and even though his lips never left hers, she felt the kiss everywhere"

I froze..I stopped breathing.. I took a deep breath..I did a double take... and then I hit request as fast as my mouse could. When I saw Alienated on Netgalley I may have had a little freak out.. This book has been on top of my "Cait-wait-2014" list since I read the description. It also has been already posted on my blog for a waiting on Wednesday post. I seriously I could not wait to get my hands on it and so when I saw the approval email I had to calm myself down before I could read it.. And its a good thing too because this book BLEW MY MIND!!!

Cara is a smart kid who gets accepted into an student exchange program that brings her an alien exchange student to stay with her and her family for a couple months. Yeah its a little more foreign then what we do now. Aelyx may be brave to leave his home planet to "save" both races but his hidden agenda may destroy earth if anyone found out what him and his brethren were up too.

Alienated hooked me right from page one and caused me to stay up till 6 AM. I am currently running on 3 hrs sleep thanks to this book. Cara was such a fun character to read with. She was strong, dependant, loving, caring and just completely down to earth. I don't think you could create a more perfect girl. I loved how she could pull humour from situations, she could still try to kick your ass in a fight but yet she was still timid. One thing that I really loved was that she was comfortable in her own skin. She wasn't a teen trying to find her identity. She knew who she was and when she deemed it fit she could be HOT! A very well rounded character that I felt completely connected with. She was totally
 believable in all her actions and her first time meeting Aelyx made me laugh so hard! 

Now Aelyx is one fine alien and when I say fine I mean H-A-W-T!!! Okay he is also a little awkward but damn its so freaking cute. He may know all the history of earth but he's still out of the loop when it comes to human girls, earths sayings and all things romantic. While we catch glimpes of his relationships to his "family" you also see the changes in him that causes him to respect his human "family. Cara's family accepts him for who he is and is willing to help him along his way which justifies his guilt for why he's really on earth.
"Heart pounding out of control, she climbed into his lap, straddling his thighs. She wrapped her arms around his neck and claimed his mouth again, feeling his hands on the small of her back pulling her impossibly close."
One thing that really surprised me with this book was Cara's and Aelyx's relationship. I heard great things from other reviews but I really wasn't expecting the smoothness. Its simple. Starting with awkwardness that evolves into friendship that ends up with some steamy romance scenes. And when I mean steamy I mean it was breathtaking. I loved how it felt so raw and so rich while it still gave me the sensation of true desire. Like it literally steamed off the pages. I just..I can't even put to words how unbelievable amazing it was!! Phew I need a fan now just thinking about it!
"In a flash, he rolled her to the floor, knocking the air from her lungs. The weight of his body pressed her into the carpet and felt his heart hammering against her chest while his hands roamed the length of her rib cage. No matter how tightly she wrapped herself around him, it wasn't close enough. He murmured something in another language and reached a hand between them, tearing at the button of her jeans"
*fanning...lots of fanning now!

The story line of Alienated is freaking fantastic. While Aliens are starting to pop up more in teen reads I find this one so refreshing! There\s great explanation on the traditions and ways of life on L'eihr. It gives descriptions that allow you to run with while still feeling not to far fetched. The plot flows nice and smooth which caused me to keep thinking "one more chapter". You won't want to put it down so BE WARNED! You will stay up late reading if you start it at night.
I stamp this book with "MUST READ" because it really makes you want to never put it down. To me that is a well accomplished
 book. Its filled with lots of humor, great Sci-Fi fiction and some steamy romance. LOVED IT!! As soon as it releases I will be picking it up so it can sit on my shelf.. You see that cover! It's B-E-A-utiful!

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