Invaded (Alienated #2)
by Melissa Landers
What is it about:
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?
What did I think of it:
It took me some time to finally pick this book up, for some reason it kept being overlooked.
This is a really fun read.
It's been a while since I read the first book (February 2015) so I didn't remember all that happened in Alienated, but the way Invaded is written it didn't matter as the important things were mentioned in an organic way to remind the reader.
In this book we follow Cara while she's trying to fit in on L'eihr while Aelyx is trying to win humanity over back on earth.
Cara is experiencing a lot of the same prejudice Aelyx encountered in Alienated and next to that someone is trying to frame her for some nasty incidents. I loved reading how Cara is trying to adapt and trying to figure out who her secret enemy is. Add other mysterious events to that and some intriguing, but untrustworthy characters and I was hooked.
Meanwhile Aelyx is on a tour to get humans on board with the whole L'eihr-human cooperation plan, and has to dodge both fan-girls and attacks on his life. This storyline was cool as well, but it was easy to sniff out one of the culprits. Luckily the why was more hidden.
The ending was full of action and left lots of things open for what promises to be an exciting last book in this trilogy. I already have the book in my TBR pile and will read it soon.
Why should you read it:
It's a cool YA SciFi read.
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