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.
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Its the perfect mix of sci fi intrigue and romance, and will keep you turning the pages. Definitely worth the read
Humorous and fun with romance and a bit of sci-fi. Great author voice!
After just coming off a dark and grisly YA read, Alienated was perfect. I'm pretty dubious about book hype, and though I'd had this downloaded to my Kindle app for months, it took quite a few people telling me to PICK IT UP ALREADY before I finally opened the darn thing. I'm so glad I did.
You know how, sometimes you're reading a book, and you get that dopey smile? The one you'd be embarrassed to high heaven to be seen wearing in public? Alienated is one of those books. I laughed, I smiled like an idiot, I went over many lines, loving how everything flowed and how great Ms. Landers voice is. (For example, when Cara was nervous: "Cara's stomach was already full. Of butterflies on meth.")
Alienated is sci-fi, but not really, so if you're looking for some futuristic, technical stuff sci-fi stuff, you're going to get the bare minimum. Keeping that in mind, if you're looking for a fun, entertaining read with a bit of sci-fi and some conflict thrown in, Alienated is your book.
I undoubtedly enjoyed this book, it kind of, sort of reminded me of a series I enjoyed but was cancelled to soon, though there are huge differences between this book and the series. I love the female lead, I thought she showed signs of true leadership and admired how she held her ground when the world turned against her, it's hard being bullied, to have your peers literally signal when your approaching and turn their back on her than having some of her teaches also acting in such a way, I can't imagine how that would feel, pretty awful and lonely, not to mention all the threatening letters she received. The support of her family was incredible and truly selfless because they also don't escape the prejudice that is happening to their daughter, their community has turned on them also making life difficult and uncomfortable, though they still stay strong to the belief and continue to show love and kindness. The male lead was sure interesting and something different, his world is very strict and monotone the coloring, clothing and people in general it was good to read him conflicting with himself and his emotions about his choice and how it effected those around him. The romance was so cute and sweet, happens at the perfect time and moment it's not something that was rushed in the beginning but gradually grew with a nice reading pace same for the whole plot of the book as well everything flowed smoothly in my opinion.