Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Summary on 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..." more

This book must be the nemesis of insomnia. So damn silly that I didn't bother to read the middle and just skipped to the pathetic end.

Why do aliens have to ALWAYS be gorgeous (hello, Obsidian!). I guess that simple high school girls wouldn't fall for anything less, ha!

From the very beginning the alien is annoyed he has to come to earth. Why, his race is so superior! However, our bland Cara will make him change his mind and make him feel things he's never felt before... like mating the way humans do thus exchanging delicious body fluids that might otherwise be lethal. Apparently, there wasn't a girl on Aelyx's planet to make him feel like copulating and exchanging saliva before.

Random words in Aelyx's mother tongue where thrown here and there, yet Aelyx and his friends preferred to speak English when they were alone discussing their real intentions to come to earth (so Hollywood).

The book is so simplistic that I would say a 10 year old would find it fascinating. The cliched high school drama is "fascinating," really; with a little bit of After Eden by Helen Douglas here and there (or maybe is the other way around? Hmmm, don't know which one was published first) the story is extremely simple.

I have completely failed to see the purpose of this book. As I read, I kept wondering "hmmm why do this alien sound familiar?" And then, before writing this review, I read Spock in some other review and I was like, "damn right girl. High five!"

The book is supposed to be funny... sigh. Well, I guess that it is quite "funny" not being used to public displays of affection or physical contact, a room decorated in bright colors, eating heavily seasoned food... Why, if you ask me, Landers could have had her exchange student from any African tribe and get the same effect. No need to go out of the galaxy for that.