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Saturday, 11 April 2015

· Alienated by Melissa Landers book review ·

Hello Booklovers!
During the holidays I´ve read a few books such as the Fallen series, Throne of Glass, Osiris, Where She Went and a few others. They were all amazing and I really loved reading them; but I´ve read this one book that everyone was talking to me about, the book is called Alienated, and it was mind-blowing. I wouldn´t be surprised if you have heard about it, because it is so, so, good. 

This amazing book is about a girl, Cara, from Earth, and a boy, Aelyx, from L´eihrs, a planet that has just become "friends" with Earth. Earth and L'eihrs have made a deal, the deal is that 3 students from their planet would travel to Earth for a year and then the students from planet Earth who have been looking after the intergalactic students would go to their planet. It sounded like a great idea to the Government at first, but then all of the people that lived around the area in which Cara's house was, which was where Aelyx is staying for the year, started a club, against the aliens. Unfurtunatelly, it became really popular and a lot of people joined it. Their purpose was to kick the aliens out of their planet because they thought they are evil and were planning something behind their backs; because if you think about it, Why would a planet that is way more developed than Earth want to have anything to do with them? 
HALO, the club against the aliens, became more aggresive and the others students from Cara and Aelyx´s school keep treating them badly. Aelyx didn´t know what to do about all of this, plus he felt guilty because Cara was giving up all of her friends, who were trurning against her, becuase of him. Cara keeps standing up for him even though everyone gives her a hard time.
Even though, Aelyx didn´t really like it on Earth and was trying his best to go back home, he soon found a reason for him to stay, Cara.

So! I won´t give you any more because this is a spoiler free blog... most of the time. But, as you can see, this book has an amazing story line, the characters are so, so, so well developed. Infact, one of my favourite things about this book is how the author, Melissa Landers, describes their feeling towards each other throughout the book and how they change as time goes by and they get to no eachother better. Another one of my favourite thing about this book is that it´s a sci-fi  book!! That means the author can do anything with it, and she does, she twists, turns and changes the world and finds another prespective to look at aliens. She writes about a planet that has just started contacting Earth and has decided to exchange students. And, am I the only one that thinks that that is really cool and that you need a lot of imagination to imagine and write that? Because, yes, I am aware that a lot of authors have written about different galaxies, aliens, planet Earth and all that kind of stuff, but I had never heard of a book that talks about a planet such as L´eihrs. Because in this planet, the aliens aren´t green and with big eyes, infact they look just like humans, or nearly. There are only a few differences between the human race and theirs, they might seem insignificant, but when you read the book, you find out what a big difference a small difference between them can make. Some of their anormalities are that they are smarter, more developed, talk to eachother telepathically, they rather spend time in dark or/and grey places and full of nature, they don´t like the food from Earth, and so on. 

My favourite quotes are:

1.“He prepared the richest, most indulgent and disgusting dish imaginable - a bowl of fudge ripple ice-cream topped with chocolate syrup, semi-sweet chocolate morsels, chocolate sprinkles, and, for good measure, a chocolate brownie from the pantry. He even garnished it with a handful of M&M's.
 "Look what I made for you. A bowl of diabetes.” 

2. “It's common knowledge that shiny rocks are preferred among human females.”

3. “Can I borrow the car today, Mom? We'll get soaked if we walk-"
"Hmph," Dad interrupted. "When I was a boy-"
"Yeah, yeah," Cara interrupted back. "You walked to school naked in the snow or something. So can I?” 

4. “I don't like the way he looks at you."
"How does he look at me?"
"Like he wants to dock his ship inside your spaceport."
"You've cracked.” 

5. “To be honest, I don't know what qualities you ever saw in him. I can tell why he chose you, but-"
"Oh yeah?" Cara's spirits lifted as she sensed a compliment coming on. "Why do you think he chose me?"
"It's obvious." He swept a hand to indicate her loose curls. "Your long, shiny hair, healthy skin, and bright eyes show that you're well-nourished."
"Uh, thank you?"
"I'm not finished."
"Go on then."
"You're clearly intelligent." Then he felt the need to add, "For a human."
"Gee. That's so sweet."
"But Eric was probably most attracted to your wait-to-hip ratio." For a split second, Aelyx resembled a human boy as he leaned back and peered at her caboose. "Hips of that width are likely to pass life offspring without complication." 
Cara nearly swallowed her own tongue. She didn't have big hips did she?” 
 My very favourite one is:

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
Right. Until your BFF went out of her mind and after your ex-boyfriend's body.”  

I hope you read this book, becuase it is an amazing book and defenitely worth the read!
By AbooktifulLife 

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