The Alien Next Door (LUX: Beginnings – A Book Review)

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Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 2014 (The 2-in-1 version I read anyway)

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Katy Swartz moves to a new town with her mother for a fresh start after the passing of her father. Cue the boy next door, Daemon, who I picture being portrayed by Cody Christian (Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf), and this boy is out of this world, literally. He isn’t from around here or even this galaxy. I’m not one who reads Sci-Fi very often, but I took my chances with this and didn’t regret it. I picked it up and didn’t set it down until I was finished with the bonus content at thee very end.

There’s the usual teenage drama of who likes whom and then some, and I can’t lie, I love my dosage of back and forth witty banter and it’s there page for page. Tensions run high and it’s dangerously delicious, and the slew of pop culture references to TV is beautifully placed without feeling forced. I’m a sucker for a good Buffy reference and The Labyrinth definitely got me to smirk and shudder (I think the puppet people are creepy too).

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There were a couple times I was holding my breath and my toes curled. This is a great read and I’m definitely on my way to finishing the series. I truly believe this series could skyrocket as a show on the CW, and I hope that one day it does so I can watch it.

I know this is brief, but I’m JUST starting the next one and am rambling quite a bit.

More to come soon…

K.

P.S. Song today? Lightning in a Bottle by The Summer Set

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