Thursday, February 19, 2015

Invaded by Melissa Landers (Alienated #2)

Publication: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Disney Hyperion 
Pages: 356

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?
My Thoughts
I REALLY liked the first book Alienated. I was so bummed when I just had the hardest time getting through this book. There wasn't anything really wrong with it, it just didn't quite hold my interest.

First off the overall romance suffered a lot because Aelyx and Cara were not together, Aelyx became all weird about Cara and freaking out on her and possibly some other guy, legit I know but whinny in that aspect and I had to roll my eyes. Then when they were reunited the chemistry was lacking, and felt forced.

Cara was clingy and she didn't seem to take quite the advantage that I would've thought she would've taken while living with these different people. Her blog posts were okay all that.

I did enjoy a bit more of her brother, and I enjoyed the aspect of these "aliens" and how they live, I did enjoy the conflict and the ONE twist that surprised me. 

The book was predictable and I was bored most of the time, I wasn't able to connect with any of the characters like I had in the fist book. I have more hopes for the 3rd book.

Sexual Content: mild 
Language: mild
Violence: moderate
Drugs/Alcohol: mild

*A HUGE thank your Netgalley and Disney Hyperion for this ebook that I got in exchange for 

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