How to Break Up with an Alien (My Alien Romance, #2)
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How to Break Up with an Alien (My Alien Romance #2)

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Face it, long distance relationships in high school are hard, especially when the other one in the relationship is an alien. Alex Bianchi may have survived an intergalactic battle, but that still doesn't excuse her from her senior year of high school, or qualify her for any sort of scholarship. To make up for college tuition costs, she takes a job at a local coffee shop. I...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Beautifully Broken Books (first published May 7th 2012)
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H.Lee
I had LOVEd the first book in the series. So, I had been waiting patiently to get my hands on a copy of this book! When it finally came, I could not hold back and devoured it immediately.

One aspect that I noticed in this book was the love between Ace and Alex. There was a definite strain on the relationship, which the title suggests, while the two are trying to cope long distance.

Alex was very bold in this book. She got tired of waiting around for Ace and got sick of him blowing her off for othe...more
Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books

How to Break Up With an Alien completely blew my expectations of the second book of the My Alien Romance Series out of the ball park! Magan Vernon manages write a fast paced read full of Alex Bianchi charm and of course the good looks of Alex's alien boyfriend, Ace.

Alex is home after a summer internship at Circe, daring to juggle both high school and work while overcoming the trials of a long-distance relationship. Before Alex left Arizona she had most of he...more
Aimee
First off, I love the new covers for this series, especially this one. So pretty! I'm really enjoying this alien series and I was super excited to get How to Break Up with an Alien in my mailbox. After reading the first book, How to Date an Alien, I was anxious to see where things went with Alex and Ace.

Let's just agree that dating an alien is NOT normal. Alex is torn. She wants Ace but she also wants a sense of normal. I would say that Alex is pretty smart. Deep down she knows what she wants bu...more
C D Meetens
I think I have a bias toward sequels - probably influenced by films. They never seem to live up to their predecessors or expectations.

This book surpasses them.

I loved the first in this series, but I think this one is even better. A sci-fi, mixed in with a healthy dose of thriller, and balanced with a romance that is sweet, but never sickly.

The author keeps you guessing as to whether Ace and Alex will stay together, or the universe will come crashing down as a result of their breakup - and I don'...more
Zimt
Distance is nothing for an alien but for a human it can mean everything.

"As if it is not already enough that Alex boyfriend is an alien she is already engaged to because of a treaty to save the earth, no, now there are also those annoying insecurities about her college choice and better-looking ex-girlfriends in Ace's past. Moreover, everyone around her seems to know about her doubts and encourages her to objectively consider everything but who wants to be objective when in love.
Furthermore, Ace...more
FotZik
*WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS*


Where to start. The book wasn't that great, okay at best. The main reason for this is the relationship between Ace and Alex. It starts with Alex coming back from the internship, she's supposed to be madly in love with Ace and she showed us this by risking her life and trying to save him (end of the first book).

So what happens?? the first time she lays her eyes on Brody, she shows a romantic intrest in him, really? even though you're supposed to be madly in love with your c...more
Jessica Van Vleet
With your alien boyfriend living half way across the country and your old crush crushing on you, what's a girl to do?

Alex is torn between her alien boyfriend and being a normal high school senior. She has a new job, a new best friend, and her old crush is totally crushing on her! She has some tough decisions to make. Does she accept her place at an Arizona University, which is close to her father and boyfriend, or does she go to Columbia- her dream school? Does she stay with her long distance bo...more
Eryn LaPlant
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although it did frustrate me because I wanted more of Ace, the last chapters brought him in full time and totally made up for him being so sparse throughout. I loved it though. Haven't we all been in Alex's shoes, unsure of herself in taking that next step after high school. I remember bawling my eyes out about leaving and I hated my school. Magan does a phenomenal job in letting her readers feel that same feeling.
Character-wise, I missed some of the past charact...more
Vânia Nunes
Continuing with their relationship, Alex returns home to finish her senior year in high school .
She got a job as a barista in a coffee shop and made a new friend, Simone.
The long-distance relationship with Ace began having problems. Not to mention that again the dreams of Alex began to be invaded by ideas that she would be happier if she dated Brody, her friend from school, if she moved to another university and ultimately ended with Ace.

Ace could appear in her room at night, but several times s...more
Carra
A good continuation of the series. You get the angst of high school life along with the issues that come with a boyfriend who's not of this world. This installment didn't flow as well for me as the first one did, mostly because there was less human-alien interaction since Alex wasn't at Circe for this book, plus you saw less of her and Ace together in this as well. Still a good, clean YA story that leaves you wanting to find out what will happen in the next book. A few grammatical/basic editing...more
Kelsey Ketch
How to Break Up with an Alien did have a better plotline than the first novel, How to Date an Alien, in my opinion. I especially liked the role Simone plays throughout the novel. However, there were certain elements to How to Break Up with an Alien that threw off its rhythm. Even so, I'm anxious to see what happens in the next book.
deanneluvbooks
Ace is the number one hottest alien dude!!! Wished he had a better girlfriend though. *sigh*. Maybe in book three. I can only hope:)
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Looking forward to seeing what happens next. Review to follow.
Lisa Abarca
SPOILER!


SPOILER!


SPOILER!

I hate Simone.
Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Let's be honest, who wants to read a book with the words 'break up' in the title, right? One of the reasons I put it off for as long as I have. Even with the reassurance from the author that it's not as bad as the title makes it to be. Even with me knowing what the title for the third and final book is going to be. I just didn't want to go through a break up. I really like Alex and Ace together so I just couldn't put myself through it. But with the re...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
In How To Break Up With An Alien Alex and Ace face a lot of changes. Alex has gone back home to finish up high school and prepare for college while Ace stays behind and does what he has always done.Alex believes in Ace and she believes their relationship can last through this long distance. But soon things are starting to change and Alex is starting to question things. Should she really marry Ace? Is he the one for her? Normal questions a bride to be asks but what makes this so different is the...more
Ellen
This second book in the "My Alien Romance" series picks up where then first book left off. Alex is now back home beginning her senior year in high school. Ace is still practically on the other side of the country at Circe. Alex and Ace not only face the challenges of a long-distance relationship, but Alex must also come to terms with the fact that she is the future princess of Calatia. Despite Ace's ability to "beam in" to see Alex, the distance proves to be challenging. When weird things start...more
Step Into Fiction
Let's be honest, who wants to read a book with the words 'break up' in the title, right? One of the reasons I put it off for as long as I have. Even with the reassurance from the author that it's not as bad as the title makes it to be. Even with me knowing what the title for the third and final book is going to be. I just didn't want to go through a break up. I really like Alex and Ace together so I just couldn't put myself through it. But with the release slowly creeping up on me for the final...more
Meredith
You can check out this FULL review at www.mereadalot.com

So now that Alex and Ace have avoided an alien invasion by agreeing to get married, what’s a girl to do? Well, she goes back to high school to finish her senior year of course. Alex still has to graduate and finish college according to the peace treaty that betroths her to her hottie alien boyfriend.

Now that Alex is back in the land of boring humans, she’s once again the goofy geek instead of the kick ass extra-terrestrial fighter. So she e...more
Nicole Sobon
I fell in love with Magan Vernon’s “How to Date an Alien” when I read it last year, so when the sequel was released earlier this year, I was excited to dive into it. Unfortunately, it sat on my bookshelf until this past week, when I finally found time to continue reading Alex and Ace’s journey.

In the first book, Alex meets Ace, an alien, during her summer internship at Circe. They form a forbidden relationship between a human and an alien, which nearly ends in an intergalactic war. A treaty is s...more
Crisvely Soto
What a disappointing book. I really thought this would be amazing and had high hopes for it, but instead I was let down. The writing wasn't good, the plot was simply awful, the character development was even worse and it suffers the Sequel Syndrome. I'm so sorry to see myself giving this one a one-star but it really wasn't good. It was like someone wrote a fanfiction continuation of the first book and I just didn't see it going anywhere.
Nereid
Jul 27, 2012 Nereid rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Another good read, after having her future mother-in-law try and kill her, Alex thought her life could only get better. Well she was so wrong about that, being back home and finishing her last year of school before choosing a college, Alex is adjusting to dating an alien. Ace beams in whenever he can but he is pretty busy with work and Alex is feeling isolated and then meets a new friend at work. Nothing is as it seems and some friends may be working against her but Alex seems to find it hard to...more
YA Novelties
Check this mini-review out at our blog!

I like this book, but not as much as I liked the first novel.

At times I found Alex and Ace to be very annoying. Alex also became a tad bit clingy. What was really annoying was the fact that Alex wasn't really standing up for herself! In the first novel she stood up for herself sometimes, but not always...so in the second book it seems like she is going backwards on standing up for herself.

Although I have some issues with the characters, I still liked the p...more
Meghan
good feeling is gone. what is the deal with this one. i think we are stretch out the book. maybe a one off novel would have been a better way to go here.
Debra
This would've been better if I hadn't figured things out so early and therefore kept cringing when things happened that couldn't be figured out.

Also, on a side note, don't you feel like CIRCE should be more like the MiB? Knows where every alien is at any given time? After all, they are ALIENS!
Emily
I didn't like it as much as the first... She was WAY too immature and wishy-washy for me... it drove me nuts... It started to get a leeeettle better around 45% maybe? but still I shouldn't have to wait that long. I want to read the 3rd book but I'm in no rush after this.
Isa
It was awesome!it was exciting and i like that the author didnt put a lot of sappy stuff so yeah i liked it.this book is so fun and its a short read and not so intense like pther books so yeah i actually LOVED it!!!! i love aliens?!
Maria Kim Nguyen
Light read, nothing really happened in this book. The situation was dragged on for too long and could have been easily solved if they had communicated more.
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“If only I had the speed that my alien boyfriend had, then I could just zip through my senior year and forget about distance and mom’s annoyingly great sense of hearing. But when said alien boyfriend was in my bed, I wanted nothing more than the opposite speed. I wanted to freeze time to keep everything just the way it was.” 5 likes
“Ace let out a deep breath, squeezing my hand and then letting go. "I know how hard this all is for you and I'm sorry that I haven't been more receptive. I promise from now on I will try my hardest to let you in more. Tell you more about my world and everything that makes me tick."
I took his hand and pulled it up to my lips, barely grazing his knuckles. "Deal.”
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