Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

I was actually lucky enough to get an ARC copy of Alienated from the publisher all the way back in May. But at that time I had some issues with reading, and I could never make myself pick the book up. And then I started thinking I would dislike it, since I'm still unsure about that summary. But today I decided that I needed to read it. Since it's coming out in a few days and all. And because I thought I would probably enjoy it. I hoped. And then I read it. And I loved it so, so much. It surprised me.

My love for this book is big. I'm so glad that I ended up loving it. I found the writing to be pretty amazing. Though I had a few issues with how the people were talking and such. But mostly I really loved it. And that was great. I was sucked in from the very first few pages. And then I just could not stop reading until I had finished the book. Though, I do have something to say about that ending. Which I will be getting to pretty soon :D

Alienated is told from two different point of views. The point of view of Cara the human, and Aelyx the alien. And I kind of really loved them both. So much. They were both amazing characters and I loved being inside both their heads. Cara is such a sweet girl. Well, for the most part. And I loved reading about her family, because they were adorable. Though I wish we had gotten to know even more about them all. Even her brother.

In the beginning Cara has a boyfriend. And oh, I kind of really hated him. I'm sure he was sweeter earlier on, as in years ago, like Cara says. But now he was a total asshole. And I'm happy that didn't last long. Though, sure, he does one good thing at the end. But that does not make me forgive him. She also has a best friend. At first. And I did not like Tori much either. First she was awesome. But then she changed and I hated how much she hurt Cara. And I don't think I would have ever forgiven her for what she did.

I'm not sure how I will talk about this book. I won't share too much about the plot, because that would be kind of spoilery. And it was amazing reading this book without knowing what would happen. And I really enjoyed this book. Sure, it had a few flaws. But I loved it and I'm rating it with five stars. I enjoyed the characters. I loved getting to see Cara and Aelyx get to know each other. I loved how Aelyx spoke, the things he said. This book was funny. And I wasn't expecting that. Which is why I loved Alienated so.

There is a lot of things happening in this book. And I loved all of it. Though, to be honest, most of it kind of broke my heart. Alienated was full of feels. And I couldn't have loved it more. We learned about the sort-of-aliens and how they were. And I loved that. Aelyx was so different and I adored him. But I wanted to know more. So, so much more. Cannot wait for book two. I even loved the school scenes. Because they were pretty creepy. There is a lot of creepy in this book. And lots of creepy people.

I won't say more about this book. Just that it is amazing. And I really enjoyed it. And that there is some romance in this book. And it's amazing and it made me swoon. Though it did give me some heartbreak. I wish they had talked a bit more about this one thing. But then, I didn't really blame Aelyx for not saying anything. But I do wonder why Cara didn't see that it isn't that easy to choose between saving your own planet or someone else's planet. At least, I don't think it is. I understood his hesitation about sharing.

I'm dying to read the sequel to this book. And I just wish the wait was shorter. But still. There is one thing that's bothering me about this book. The ending. I liked it, but it also broke my heart a little. And thing is, it hadn't broken my heart if this character hadn't been introduced. I feel that Jaxen will make the sequel into a love triangle thing. And if that happens, I'm out. So, please, don't let that happen. There does not need to be a triangle. Cara and Aelyx have an amazing love story to explore. <3

I want to give a huge thank you to the publisher, Disney Hyperion, for the print ARC copy of this amazing book. <3 Thank you so much for the chance to read it early. And I'm so so sorry that I waited all these months to finally read this book. But also glad, as I'm not sure I could have survived a year and a half for the sequel, hih. Though now I must wait a whole year for it.. I hope it goes by fast. I need more. <3
I think you should all read Alienated. It is an amazing book and I think you will all fall in love with it.


  1. YAY!! I'm so happy to hear that you loved it!! =D

    I was very excited for it, and even more when I won a physical ARC (my first one everrr!!!), so I read it right away, and it was one of those "in one sitting" read, I just couldn't stop reading!

    It was fun, adorable, and with a lot of unexpected depth!

    And I agree, the wait till the next book is gonna be painful!!

  2. Fabulous review! Glad to hear that this book is amazing! I'm looking forward to ALIENATED's release :)

  3. So happy you finally read it! I enjoyed it too. Was surprising because I was a tad unsure of the summary too. I am looking forward to the next book. Can't believe it releases so soon. Time moves too fast!

  4. Woah! 5 stars! I'm currently reading this one and you're review just made me more excited to delve on Cara and Aelyx story. I'm glad you really enjoyed it, Carina. Fantastic review! :)

    Eunice @ Book Overdose

  5. Lots of creepy, you say?? I like the sound of that, though I wasn't expecting it from the cover and blurb! Glad to see you loved this one, Carina!

  6. Yay for liking this one. I have heard such great things about it. Guess I'll have to dive into my arc.

    YA Sisterhood

  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much! I thought it was very good, if a little average. I'm in two minds about the romance, because it kind of made me swoon, but it also creeped me out. I don't know, my feelings for this are very mixed! Great review.


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