Title: Invaded (Alienated #2)
Genre: YA Science Fiction, Romance
Date Published: February 3, 2015
The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them.
Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.
Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.
The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?
I put this on hold at the library, and started it as soon as it was downloaded onto my phone. ...and finished on the same day, because I couldn't stop listening. It is that freaking awesome!
Similar to the first book, but with Cara starting life out on a new planet while Aelyx is back on Earth trying to fix the damage he caused in the first book. Talk about a long distance relationship, amirite?!
Also, much like when Aelyx was going to school on Earth, Cara is dealing with peers who want her to leave their planet. She suffers a lot of harassment and attempts to set her up for things she didn't do. At the same time, back on Earth, Aelyx is trying to live through assassination attempts.
The drama level has increased exponentially, while the romance is definitely not the main focus.
Because death threats, attempts at peace treaties, and other such things are a bit higher on the list. Plus, there's a heck of a lot more plot revealed... and it was just impossible to stop listening.
Worst of all, book 3 won't be out until August! How am I supposed to wait that long?!
Anyway, fantastic book. Loved it more than the first. Highly recommended! Start reading it yesterday.