Saturday, September 2, 2017

Review: Alienated

Title Alienated (Alienated #1)
By Melissa Landers
Genre YA Sci-fi romance
Rating ⭐️⭐️

Cara has worked hard to be head of the debate team and valedictorian but when her school chooses her to be host to a alien exchange student from the planet L'eihr she'll struggle not to lose everything she's worked for...including her heart.

First Sentence

This one has been on the old TBR list for awhile, it feels like. While I knew it was going to be your typical YA romance under the guise of a story, I was just sort of curious. When it popped up on Overdrive on audio book, I borrowed it and listened while doing endless yard work.

I always feel like audio books either make or break a story for me. This one, as you can see, I only gave two stars to but I don't blame the audio book this time. I kind of knew it wasn't going to work for me before I even read it. The whole YA paranormal/romance thing is getting on my nerves.

Before you just assume I hated this one and move on though you should know it has some good things going for it. The romance, for one, was not insta-love. It was a nice slow build up of friendship that turned to love.

The "Humanists" as they called themselves, felt real. I can just see a group of people protesting aliens that came to earth in peace because, well, they're different.

This one also had it's humorous moments that made me smile. I also liked the science. I doubt it's accurate but it was fun to read about.

I think I was expecting to hate it. Why I decided to read it then, I have no idea. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, but I didn't hate it after all. In fact, I'm going to listen to the second book because it was available and, well, I'm curious what will happen next.  So I couldn't have hated it too bad, right?

Should you read it
We all know, I'm always in the minority with these books. And I didn't completely hate it so, yeah, give it a go.


  1. I remember when this book was making the rounds, but aliens rarely do anything for me, and the cover made it seem like it might be geared to younger YA... but it is the kind of book I could probably get through on audiobook, I'm glad it got you through all that yardwork!

    1. It's definitely more mature. There's a rather steamy kiss scene, swearing and sex talk. So I'd say it's geared more towards older teens if anything.

  2. I'd probably like this one. I'll have to add it to my TBR, lol.

    1. I think you would. You'd love the romance and the steamy kissing parts.

  3. I know I read it, but don't remember liking it nor even the details. Glad it got you through your yard work!

  4. You make me laugh: "I didn't completely hate it, so..."
    Talk about a stellar recommendation! ;D But if you're going to actually listen to the sequel it must not have completely sucked.

    1. Yeah. I'm so great at two star reviews. They mean "it was ok". That's hard for me because most people think that means I didn't like it. It's ok just means that. It was ok. You know? Sigh!

  5. This has been on my list for a while too, and I kinda feel the same way about it. I know it is in a category that I'm not too fond of, but I'm still willing to try it. I think I will still try it, but I've been warned.

  6. Yeah, I think this one would be too fluffy/silly for me. Maybe I'll give it a try one of these days, but maybe not ...