Friday, January 18, 2013

How To Date An Alien Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Hey guys! And welcome to my tour stop in the How To Marry An Alien Blog Tour! In my stop, I'll be featuring my review of book 1 in the series ( How To Date an Alien ) as well as a giveaway! Enjoy and good luck winning :D

High school senior Alex Bianchi's estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn't your typical military base. It's an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can't help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they're on the brink of intergalactic war?

My Review:

     I surprisingly enjoyed this book although the premise wasn't at all promising. And woah! Aliens. Yup, definitely touchy ;) However, I have to admit guys that the aliens in this book aren't as creepy as they should be. You see, when I think about aliens usually what comes to my mind is something absolutely peculiar and eerie but here, they were just equalled in treatment with lets say.. vampires! but they were still aliens, I don't know, I just didn't liked how the aliens were portraited in the story :/ And let me just say, the cover - not a fan at all.
    One thing that annoyed me the most was the protagonist, Alex. Her actions provocative me throughout the whole book and I just couldn't think of anybody any more naive than her. But hey! that was just one thing - a major and one of the main keys to enjoying a book but generally speaking, the book was okay, I liked it and most importantly, I liked the romance between Alex and the alien, Ace - whom I think if hadn't been an alien, I would have developed a crush on because he was cute but was also still the obsessive type of guy that we see a lot.

   Aside from that, I think that the world-building was good and different but could have been better. But what I really noticed though was that I still able to feel some kind of a connection even after finishing the book which I don't think was because of the characters but maybe because of the writing style and the world-building together - kinda - which, the connection, is a good thing of course.

   Overall, I enjoyed reading this book despite it's flaws. However, I really cannot see myself reading the sequel just because for me, this book as a stand-alone is much better. I REALLY enjoyed the aliens touch though, it was a unique thing and was just away from all the vampires and witches but still all paranormal. A sci-fi romantic story which I think sci-fi lovers will definitely enjoy but for those who aren't all too sci-fi, this isn't much of complicated read, it can kinda keep you entertained enough. However, I can say too that this book is definitely not for everyone.

Title: How To Date An Alien
Author: Magan Veron
Series: My Alien Romance #1
Published: December 6th 2011 by CreateSpace
Source: For Review Purposes ( From the blog tour )
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: 3/5


Magan Vernon
About the Author:
Self-proclaimed geek-to-glam poster child who channels her inner geek by writing science fiction for teens, even though she slept with a night light until she was in middle school for fear of alien attacks. She now lives with her husband,
daughter, and dog in central Illinois where she still sleeps with a night light...just in case.

Author Links:
Facebook | Website | Twitter @MaganVernon


Happy Reading!
xoxo, Mariam

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Author Magan said...

Thanks for the review!

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Thank you for leaving a comment, you honestly just made my day ;)

I read each and every comment and I really appreciate sharing your thoughts with me guys! So it always makes me happy to hear from you ;) I will try my best to reply and comment back on your own blog so expect me to visit you soon ;)

*PS: This is now an award free blog and although I really apperciate it and I thank you for considering me but fulfilling these types of posts turns out to be really hard and time consuming :( *

But thank you for stopping by and welcome to Book-A-Holic!
xoxo, Mariam

NOTE: I haven't been commenting on other blogs lately because my laptop's charger is broke so until I get a new one I am using another computer but I guess there is something wrong with it because I can't leave comments on other blogs at all so sorry about that but I'll try and fix that asap. Thank you!

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