Alienated  - Melissa Landers

Book Title:  Alienated

Author:  Melissa Landers

Narration:  Madeleine Lambert 

Series:  Alienated #1


❖❖Why I Chose that quote:  It made me laugh...that's a good thing.  It was something someone said about the TV interview lady.❖❖






My Rating


Plot:   3/5

Characters:  3/5  Cara did get on my nerves repeatedly.  I'm on the fence about Aelix. 

Theme: 4.5/5 The overall message is a good one

Flow:  3.5/5  Somewhat predictable

Originality:  3.8/5

Book Cover:  4.5/5  A little on the busy side but goes with the story well. 

The Feels:  2.8/5  Safe in the 'tween zone. But lots of eye rolls. 

Narration:   3.5/5  Her voice got annoying at times but it was definitely loud enough.

Ending:   4/5  Cliffhanger: Not exactly...more like a "to be continued"


Overall Rating:  3.5/5


Will I continue the series:   Maybe...




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.



My Thoughts:


This is published by Disney Hyperion and it for sure feels like a movie you might see on Disney Channel.  That's not to say that I don't enjoy a good Disney movie.  I do on occasion.  From the cheesy romance to the sweetly annoying characters, it has Disney written all over it.