Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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.
This book has a very interesting premise. Overall, I believe Landers pulled it off. The world building of L'eihr was rather convincing. Aelyx offers an interesting point of view. His distrust of humans it well founded, especially with their bigotry behavior. I related to Cara the most. She is a modest host, who does her best to offer Aelyx comfort and familiarity. I felt that Cara took the brunt of the bad behavior from her fellow humans. Unfortunately, I felt that the bulk of the book was based on said bad behavior. Landers does a good job of pushing forward with Cara and Aelyx's journey, but so much time was spent on how hypocritical and evil human beings can be. It was a bit overkill, and detracted from the story. Overall, I enjoyed Alienated and look forward to the sequel that was recently released.
Cover Art Commentary:
Hello gorgeous! What is there to say about this cover other that it's beautiful!!! I love how you can flip the cover either way, each offering its unique perspective.