I’m afraid this review is going to be really short, just because I want to shove all three books into one review. Besides, they’re all really small books so three combined would be like one big ole book. Right? Right.
Also, before we begin. I just really wanted to take a second to say thank you to all my followers and the people that actually take the time to read and like or even comment on my posts. Like, really. Thank you. I’m surprised I have any followers/likers period. I was just looking at my stats and realized I’m up to nineteen followers, and I was just sitting there like holy crap, when did this happen? I’m so new to the blogging community and I’m probably really terrible at it, and you guys all make it really bearable and welcoming. Honestly, whether you found me through Instagram (@loveandotherbookishthings) or you just happened upon my crappy little blog which I have yet to get used to and organize, thank you so so much for liking what I do. I’m glad that I can make a few people smile and laugh at what I do.
And of course, if you’ve read any of my other reviews at all, you’ll know to read at your own risk because this may or may not contain spoilers.
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.
Cara and Aelyx only have one day to spend together before he returns to earth and she travels to Aelyx’s home planet, L’eihr. Homesick and worried about the upcoming year apart, Cara is desperate to make these final hours count. Worst of all, Cara is missing Christmas, stuck on board an alien spaceship. When Aelyx learns that Cara is forgoing her favorite holiday, he tries to recreate Christmas in space by researching traditional earth customs…but a few things get lost in translation.
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?
Wellp, my fellow ET fanatics, let’s get into this thing.
If it wasn’t clear enough, the Alienated series is a love story between a human, Cara (pronounced Care-ah) and an Alien, Aelyx (pronounced A-lix).
Let’s pretend his hair is short in this case.
In the beginning of Alienated, Aelyx comes to earth with negative intentions to end an alliance between Leihrs and Humans. He’s arrogant and confidant that humans are below the Leihr and his home of aliens are the superior race. That is until he discovers how different Cara is. She changes everything about the way he sees humans and ends up falling in love with her, aw.
This whole exchange program puts Aelyx on Earth to learn about the humans until this group of dangerous alien haters decide to harm the Liehr students. Aelyx has to make a run for it with Cara, so she ends up having to leave behind her family and traitorous friends as well as her high school diploma.
Sooooo…Cara spends a little time with Aelyx in space, until he has to go back to Earth and mend things with the humans in response to his elders’ requests.
While Cara tries adjusting to this new planet and the differences and the way they treat her, Aelyx is dealing with threats on Earth. She almost backs out of her plan to stay with Aelyx on this new colony on his home planet.
There’s an interesting plot twist with the antagonist being harmful to both races, and nearly killing Aelyx. Cara realizes she can’t live without him and they all live happily ever after.
I did really like the books, but there’s just not much I feel I can say. The plot summaries basically say it all. It was a fun series and a good love story. Very short, and I got through it really quickly. It wasn’t bad or anything, there just isn’t much for me to mention that isn’t giving away everything. If you like aliens, if you like really steamy love stories that just sort of explode into sparks and flames, you’ll enjoy this series. It ain’t no Lux—my precious babies—but it was gr8.
I wish I could just gush over these books like I wanted to. I sorry.
I’ll be getting another review up as soon as I get through my current reread of an old favorite series. However, I got plenty of tags lining up, so there’s that.
Anyway, this has been another Lovish review, I wish you all the very best my fellow book enthusiasts.