Title: Alienated (Alienated #1)
Genre: YA Romance, Science Fiction
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Date Published: February 4, 2014
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.
Not really sure what I was getting into, I started this with no expectations. I'm not really fond of the cover, but it's eye catching. Many of my friends have shown interest in reading this, but I don't know anyone else who has read it yet.
There's a whole range of emotions I experienced while reading this... lots of amusement and frustrations, some upsetting bits, and then there's the twitterpation.
I absolutely loved Cara, she's fantastic! She's brilliant, motivated, stands up for what's right, and the list goes on. Wonderful role model, in my opinion. Aelyx is pretty cool too, but Cara totally makes this story.
It's really hard to put into words my thoughts on this. I loved it and cannot wait for the next one.