Loved learning more about the Compound. The ending totally surprised me. I can't believe I didn't see that one coming. I still feel kind of bad for Du...moreLoved learning more about the Compound. The ending totally surprised me. I can't believe I didn't see that one coming. I still feel kind of bad for Duke even though he continues to make bad choices. I did miss getting to see two different choices unfold. Addie still does a search here and there. I would probably search everything if I were her. LOL
Reading this early means such a LONG wait for the next book! LOVED A-LICKS! LOL I'm a L'annabe!
Cara Sweeney has been picked to take an exchange studen...moreReading this early means such a LONG wait for the next book! LOVED A-LICKS! LOL I'm a L'annabe!
Cara Sweeney has been picked to take an exchange student from another planet. L'eihr wants to make an alliance with Earth and exchanging students is a great way for everyone to get to know each other and become more comfortable. Aelyx, pronounced A-licks, arrives but his differences make the transition difficult. He hates the food, all the colors and practically everything else. Cara makes an effort to help him fit in and eventually she starts to see more to him.
An alien exchange program isn't supported by all. Protesters begin staking out their school and life for Cara becomes more and more difficult. Her ex-best friend, her ex-boyfriend and the rest of the school have ostracized her for supporting the program. There are the few L'annabe's as they call themselves that support the program. Aelyx and the other two exchanges students aren't as supportive as they seem. They have a plan to stop this alliance but as Aelyx and one other exchange student start to enjoy life on earth everything will soon blow up in their faces.
Aaelyx was quite a character. When he first arrives it is hard to like him because he seems really pretentious, snooty, distant, and kind of robotic. Things on his planet are more advanced so he talks down to everyone on Earth. His behavior gave me a few chuckles though. His perspective was interesting. They have different social rules and don't date for fun. They are paired up. Cara slowly brings him out of his shell and I began to really like him.
Cara was hesitant to accept the program but she never goes back on her word. Even when everyone is against her she stays strong and tries her very best to make Aeylex comfortable and to treat him well. She even gets him to want to try kissing. It was an unbelievably hot kissing scene. Cara and Aeylex do get rather serious quickly but they face a lot of problems. It ends a bit open with Earth and L'eihr still far from an alliance. I was really sucked into the story and had a really good time reading it. Very excited to see where it goes next. As a big alien and Roswell fan I found the book perfect for me.
--- Aelyx shrugged. "To be honest, I don't know what qualities you ever saw in him. I can tell why he chose you, but-" "Oh yeah?" Cara's spirits lifted as she sensed a compliment coming on. "Why do you think he chose me?" "It's obvious." He swept a hand to indicate her loose curls. "Your long, shiny hair, healthy skin, and bright eyes show that you're well-nourished." "Uh, thank you?"
"Does the Outer Space Creep probe you in your sleep?"
"I wanna talk to the A-Licker."
"I studied your history while I was still on L'eihr." And with a smirk that had become his own personal signature, he added, "It didn't take long." He returned his attention to the copy of Advanced Binuclear Theories the science teacher had lent him. Maybe he should read How to Avoid Acting Like a Pretentious Ass instead. (less)
Emrys has been assigned to guard Prince Richard. The city makes her sick but the younger Fae can handle it over the older ones. Richard likes to go ou...moreEmrys has been assigned to guard Prince Richard. The city makes her sick but the younger Fae can handle it over the older ones. Richard likes to go out to bars and clubs where soul feeders hunt. A treaty was made a long time ago where the Fae agreed to protect the royal blood which still has magic. An old one is after the royals. Someone wants to kill the line and get rid of mortals and technology. Emrys must protect Richard and his family and figure out who is after them.
When Emrys begins guarding Richard she notices a connection between them. She has a difficult time keeping her invisibility veil up around him so she decides to take a chance and let him see her. Richard accepts the Fae world pretty well and is happy to see he has such a gorgeous faery godmother looking out for him. As they spend more time together Emrys realizes she cares for him but she can't be with him. To be with a mortal means she would have to give up her magic and immortality to become a mortal herself. That is a huge sacrifice.
Richard was a bit of a party boy but matures a lot throughout the story and really starts to accept responsibility. I just love a prince. :-D The story does get really romance heavy but that was fine with me because I love a good romance. Richard and Emrys together had me swooning. There is still a lot of action and the ending totally surprised me! I kept wondering who was after Richard and I admit I was no where near close to guessing. It was a fun story that kept me turning the pages. I really enjoyed it.
--- "You'd be dashing no matter what you wore." "You think so?" "Stop fishing for compliments. You know you're sickeningly handsome." I mean for these words to be teasing, but they betray me. Come out earnest. "So you're saying I make you sick?"
"You've got to stop looking at me," I hiss as Richard's uncle, the prince regent, walks away. "People are starting to notice." "Well, it's a bit hard when you're right here and looking so blooming perfect," he mumbles between clenched teeth.
"I love Richard even more than I fear death. More than I fear losing my magic, my self. Because my magic isn't my self anymore."
*I received a free eARC copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*(less)