Alienated by Melissa Landers
Rating: 5 bookmarks (Fantastic, definitely a keeper.)
Goodreads 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.
I loved this book! It was a change from what I normally read so I wasn’t really sure if I would like it, but I completely fell in love with it! It got more serious as the story went on but there were just parts throughout the book that made it so light and entertaining. I loved the little funny parts throughout the book…they actually had me laughing out loud.
- He glanced up with a pouty expression. “Something’s wrong with your game. My canine died again.”
- “What’s this?” He brought the brown square to his nose. “It smells musty.” “It’s chocolate. You’ll love it.” “That’s what you said about Skittles. I vomited a rainbow afterward.”
- Tugging on her shoulder, he encouraged her to sit up while waving the bowl beneath her nose. “Look what I made for you. A bowl of diabetes.”
I also loved the cover. If I hadn’t found this in a giveaway, I think I would have just picked it up for the cover because it’s beautiful. I was sitting beside my sister when I was almost done reading and she kept asking me how many pages I had left. The last time she asked, I said, I have 30 pages left…it can’t end like this! I’m so excited for the sequel and I can’t wait to see what happens next!