Thursday, March 12, 2015

Invaded by Melissa Landers (Alienated book 2)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Alienated, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the series for you.

Even after Aelyx's transgressions on Earth, the Way decided to continue alliance negotiations. That was the good news. The bad news is that for their attempts to derail the negotiations, Aelyx and Syrine will return to Earth to repair what they destroyed. The two will have to admit to the humans what they did and find a way to earn their forgiveness. Unfortunately, Cara and the two other exchange students will return to L'eihr as a show of good faith. Aelyx can rejoin Cara on L’eihr when the mission is complete. Jaxen has promised to take care of Cara, to Aelyx’s chagrin, and her brother Troy will still be around. Aelyx has promised to mend the alliance in record time so that they can be together.

Life on L'eihr doesn't turn out like Cara thought. The two other exchange students have refused to leave Earth. Since the exchange program has faltered, the Marines have called Troy back to duty. He will be leaving for Earth in two weeks. None of the students in her Aegis speak, in fact they are downright cruel. Elle, Aelyx’s sister, is her one true confidant. Teachers are mean and Cara has nicknamed her physical education instructor, Satan. When a meteorite lands where she had just been standing during her citizenship ceremony, Jaxen keeps the truth of what exactly it is from her.

Life on Earth isn't a piece of cake for either Aelyx or Syrine. Assassination attempts have been made and the public's opinion of L'eihr isn't very high. Even though the governments of Earth have agreed to the alliance on L'eihr's terms, the Way wants the general population to support the alliance between the two planets. Earth needs L'eihr's technology to correct the contamination of the water supply. The humans don't know that their survival is dependent on the alliance. A goodwill publicity tour is suggested to win over people. Even Syrine isn’t immune to human suffering.

Can Aelyx win over the human population for the alliance to take place? Will Cara be able to win over the L’eihrs? Does the colony on L’eihr go forward? Is the water situation on Earth fixed? Will Syrine have a change of heart over humans? What secrets is Jaxen hiding?Do Aleyx and Cara reunite and if so on which planet?

As of this posting, whether or not there is a third book in the series hasn’t been determined.

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