Today I am (finally) reviewing the second book in the Alienated trilogy, Invaded by Melissa Landers. I really love this book, definitely good for fans of the Lux Series.
“You’ll feel better after a new pair of jeans and a triple fudge meltdown. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll watch Magic Mike.”
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?
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. On one hand, I think the concept is cool that our two main characters are switching places, with Cara heading to L’eihr and Aelyx staying on earth to help mend the bridges he broke. On the other hand, I HATE that they are separated.
We do get dual perspectives in this book so we can keep up with both of them during their separation. I really enjoyed learning about the planet L’eihr since we were mostly on earth for the last book. It was fast-paced, featured romance, action, and aliens, and kept me hooked the whole time!
I really related Cara’s character and was pretty happy with her until the end with that fight with Aelyx. That pissed me off and I thought she was wrong. Other than that, I was pretty happy with her and how she became a figurehead on the alien planet.
This was a really fun book to read. While I do wish there were more Cara and Aelyx scenes (I mean I would’ve even been happy with a phone conference) I was overall happy with the plot of the book.
I give this book
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XOX Shelby Grace