Friday, February 14, 2014

Alienated by Melissa Landers, my Book Writing Yoda!

Need a sexy, sassy, fun read that has just enough heft to keep you intrigued during a snowstorm? Look no further than Alienated. Snowbunnies, rejoice! I bring you good tidings of hot aliens and snarky girls!

My dear friend Melissa Landers has something for you in Alienated!

It's been a long time since I've read a YA book that held my attention like Alienated. Melissa Landers knows how to create a world that makes sense even though it's rather far fetched- Cara is hosting the first alien exchange student, Aelyx. Science fiction yes, but it makes you want to BE in that world where you could host your own hot alien.

Twists and turns inside and outside of Cara's world kept me interested and the tongue twisting names and Aelyx's alien world kept me guessing.
It's not all science fiction/ alien nation-meets-Earth. Deep inside it's your every day, soon-to-be an adult, but just a child, angsty, delicious goodness that we can all related to if we've made it out of high school. You don't have to be an alien to be a "fish out of water". And both Cara and Aelyx show this in such a great way thanks to Landers' perfect ability to show adorable, awkward, beauty, pain, and a touch of sarcasm within one story.

I'd recommend this to anyone who likes sass in their YA, those romance folks that enjoy a little snark and fun along with the yummy kisses, and anyone who enjoys a good twist that'll make you want more. It stands on it's own as a great novel, but I am very happy there will be a sequel.
Go on, go get it. You know you want to :D

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