Series: Alienated #1
Published by Disney-Hyperion on February 4th 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, YA
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.
What I Thought…
• This was a case of Alienated wasn’t really for me. I don’t care much for aliens, but I read and liked Armentrouts Lux series so I though I would give his one a shot.
• Character wise Cara and Aelyx were fine. They weren’t the most memorable, but there was nothing wrong with them. I liked that Cara wanted to support the L’eihr’s being there, even when the majority of people rebelled against it, which of course involved her.
• I found myself having a hard time caring about the story and some of the wierd alien things pulled me out of the story, but that’s on me. I took a chance and it didn’t pay off for me, but I can understand why many or readers enjoyed alienated.
Overall Alienated was an ok read for me, but I would recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction and aliens.