Invaded (an Alienated Novel) by Melissa LandersInvaded (an Alienated Novel) by Melissa Landers

Invaded (an Alienated Novel)

byMelissa Landers

Hardcover | February 3, 2015

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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?
Melissa Landers (melissa-landers.com) is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn't afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public-just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati and in the small town of Loveland, "Sweetheart of Ohio."
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Title:Invaded (an Alienated Novel)Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.62 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423169492

ISBN - 13:9781423169499

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Second Novel In This Series This story had so many twists and turns, it was sheer perfection. Aelyx is on Earth trying to mend fences and Cara is on Planet L'ehir fighting for love and truth. Melissa paints this beautiful world with beaches and Nebula's with a dreary colour scheme, and complete uniformity with the people who live there. And yet even with this, the reader still wishes this place really existed. Cara and Aelyx make my heart melt, their love is beautiful, honest to a fault, an exhilarating ride, and very eye opening for both of them. I loved the Aelyx sent Cara his Tshirt...honestly that was the most romantic thing he could have done...it was one of the best moments and I was grinning like a fool. I cannot wait the final months until the last book.. I'm hooked and need more right away. I am sad that there is only one more book...I'm greedy and want this series to keep going!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Middle Book This book had a lot of what I loved in the first - action, romance, intrigue, and aliens - but somehow managed to almost, I don't know, dilute all of those elements. Aelyx and Cara's relationship took a decided backseat, and even went through the middle-book-emotional-drama-and-doubt phase. The action was great, but there was something almost missing, and with the addition of a whole new alien race, I wasn't as satisfied with what I got to learn about the L'eihr. I guess my problem with this book was that it suffered from middle book syndrome, without actually being the middle book. Instead, it was the last book in the series, and left me with some big questions and an even bigger desire for more Cara/Aelyx time. There were a lot of new concepts that were brought up without really exploring them, and the bad guys didn't get the resolution I felt that they needed. It was enough to almost make me shelve this as "uncertain endings," meaning I'm going to be keeping an eye out for the announcement of the third book, because this one had none of the deliberate wrapping-up that I would expect from the last book in the series. EDIT: Turns out this IS the second in a trilogy, so now I'm excited for the next one!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alienated and Invaded Hi Melissa. I loved reading the books! Please write that sequel to invaded, I'll be the first to buy it :]
Date published: 2015-06-23

Editorial Reviews

Romance takes a back seat to suspense in this sequel to Alienated (2014). Star-crossed lovers Aelyx and Cara Sweeney are wrenched galaxies apart after the near-catastrophic collapse of the human-L'eihr student-exchange program. He is ordered on a goodwill tour of Earth to repair the interplanetary alliance; she is dispatched to the L'eihr equivalent of high school. Neither mission fares well: Terrorists keep trying to assassinate Aelyx, and Cara learns that prejudice and bullying aren't unique to humanity. Worse still, they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot threatening both worlds. While retaining the alternating viewpoints and distinctive voices of the first title, the protagonists' forced separation for nearly the entire story paradoxically gives greater depth and authenticity to their romance. Without the hazy glow of adolescent hormones, each learns to turn a critical eye upon the flaws of their native societies while confronting genuine obstacles to a future together. These complications only underscore the growing sense of menace-from overt threats, hidden betrayals and possibly a third alien species-tensions that propel the narrative to an action-packed climax. If Cara's final decision, with all its unlikely consequences, strains belief well, it's not inconsistent with the characters and cultures present from the first. The last few pages set up the inevitable sequel; if it is as entertaining as this tale, it can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12-18)-Kirkus