{Blog Tour} Review: How to Date an Alien (My Alien Romance, #1) by Magan Vernon

I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN by Magan Vernon!

How to Date an Alien (My Alien Romance, #1)How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon

ebook, 250 pages
Published December 5th 2011 by Darkside Publishing
Review Copy: Provided by Author
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Description From Goodreads:
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:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the most exciting debuts of 2011, HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN is an incredibly fun, thrilling romance that’ll leave you desperately wanting more.

The story is about Alex Bianchi, a high school senior, who is interning at Circe Operations Center (where her father works) over the summer in order to boost her college applications. But what she doesn’t know is that Circe is an alien operations center.

On her first day at Circe, Alex is attacked by an alien – Magpie – and she ends up being saved by a mysterious boy. When she’s introduced to her work partner, Ace, Alex recognizes his eyes – the very eyes of the stranger who saved her. There’s something about Ace that Alex finds herself drawn to, an unspoken connection. But Ace is an alien and relationships between aliens and humans are frowned upon. Refusing to give up, Alex and Ace will do whatever is needed to remain together, and alive.

It’s really interesting watching as the romance between Alex and Ace begins to form. They try to deny their feelings for as long as possible with Alex worried about what the others would think. But when Jen insists that Ace likes Alex, she can’t help but to wonder if it’s true. I’m so used to ‘instalove’ in YA, so it was nice to actually watch their relationship unfold from the uncertainties of what would happen to the certainties of what they felt for one another.

What I loved most about HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN was Alex. She’s young, stubborn, loyal, and incredibly feisty. I loved that she was willing to fight even though she had the option of remaining back at the center until the fighting was over. I also loved how she wasn’t your typical high school student. She felt more at home around the aliens more so than her own race. She’s just an all-around awesome character. And yes, Ace is rather awesome too.

If you’re looking for a light read with a well written romance, I’d highly suggest checking out HOW TO DATE AN ALIEN. I can’t wait to see where Vernon takes the series next.

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