How to Date an Alien: My Alien Romance

How to Date an Alien: My Alien Romance

by Magan Vernon

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Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468042900
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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.

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How to Date an Alien: My Alien Romance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
nlsobon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 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 mystery 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.
LoveyDoveyBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Originally posted n Lovey Dovey BooksHow to Date an Alien brings life, love, and lessons learned to readers of all ages. This young adult romance is cute and humorous making it an enjoyable read for any season.Alex Bianchi is the lovable character that always feels out of place and has a longing to be invisible. When the opportunity arises for her to intern at Circe with her father, the days of clinging to the shadows of anonymity are over. A military base with operations hidden under the surface, Alex stumbles into a world with rules and prejudices, and did I mention aliens? Alex is assigned to work with super-hot Caltian alien Ace, the very alien who saves her at every and any opportunity. Too bad human-alien relationships are frowned upon by humans and aliens alike. How to Date an Alien is very romantic as it focuses on Alex and Ace sorting out their feelings for one another and standing together in the face of opposition. The romance is cute without being fluffy or sappy, which is a very big plus. It's easy to see how much Alex changes while interning at Circe. It becomes easier for her to voice her concerns, and talk about what she wants for her future, as she feels more comfortable at Circe. In a way, Alex seems to find herself among the hordes of aliens from different universes.There's more than just a romance story between the pages of How to Date an Alien. There's adrenaline fueled action, though not very heavy and only towards the ending, but it's enough to know that this is a well-rounded story. Alex definitely has to make a few tough calls that will affect her future somehow. It's a little daunting because she's only in high school, but with Ace the future looks less murky for Alex.Alex and Ace's story continues in How to Break Up with An Alien. There are so many questions dancing around that title, but surely the humor and fun won't stop!
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute and fun story. With great action and mysteriousness around every corner, dating an alien is harder than what you think.What I adored most about this story is how much it reminded me of Men in Black but with a high school setting and teens. Alex thinking she doing an military internship, she finds herself in a whole new world she did not know exist. Alex is quick to accept it with loads of questions. I too, feel that I would react the same way. Alex is smart and knows exactly what to ask. She doesn't fool around but ask straight to the point.The love interest developed just the way I like it. Ace is an alien who's mysterious attitude attract me right away. The way he answer questions hastily, or answer questions with questions is enough to make me lose my mind and go after him. Once Alex learns who he is, the romance sizzles up into pure love.I enjoyed the action, especially at the end. With a girl leading the fight, it made me giddy to see Alex fighting for who she loves no matter what the cost. Plus, a girl who can fly a fight jet, who wouldn't want to be in her shoes.How To Date An Alien is a fantastic story that engulfs the reader. Filled with a burning romance that is actually fought for, I fell for the story. Amazing descriptions of the worlds of beyond, How To Date An Alien is awesome!
KKetch More than 1 year ago
How to Date an Alien is a romance that is out of this world. Actually, the story setting is pretty Earth bound, but the plot is intriguing. The book focuses mostly on a forbidden romance. However, what kept me locked in to the pages were its entertaining details of the settings and events, the dark twists of nightmares, and the adventure in which Alex and Ace find themselves. The characters are what really make this story, though. Alex is a great lead character. And I really love watching her grow from someone who doesn’t have much self-esteem to someone willing to take on the world and perhaps the galaxy for the one she loves. And though Ace is not someone I could really crush on myself, I really did enjoy him as Alex’s love interest. Yes, he has his annoyances, but who doesn’t in real life. But, out of all the characters, I have to admit Jen, Alex’s best friend through all this, is my favorite character. She is the one character I can really relate to, the person who is always there for their friend no matter what. Overall, a really good book and I recommend reading it this holiday season by a warm fire and with a cup of cocoa.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books How to Date an Alien brings life, love, and lessons learned to readers of all ages. This young adult romance is cute and humorous making it an enjoyable read for any season. Alex Bianchi is the lovable character that always feels out of place and has a longing to be invisible. When the opportunity arises for her to intern at Circe with her father, the days of clinging to the shadows of anonymity are over. A military base with operations hidden under the surface, Alex stumbles into a world with rules and prejudices, and did I mention aliens? Alex is assigned to work with super-hot Caltian alien Ace, the very alien who saves her at every and any opportunity. Too bad human-alien relationships are frowned upon by humans and aliens alike. How to Date an Alien is very romantic as it focuses on Alex and Ace sorting out their feelings for one another and standing together in the face of opposition. The romance is cute without being fluffy or sappy, which is a very big plus. It's easy to see how much Alex changes while interning at Circe. It becomes easier for her to voice her concerns, and talk about what she wants for her future, as she feels more comfortable at Circe. In a way, Alex seems to find herself among the hordes of aliens from different universes. There's more than just a romance story between the pages of How to Date an Alien. There's adrenaline fueled action, though not very heavy and only towards the ending, but it's enough to know that this is a well-rounded story. Alex definitely has to make a few tough calls that will affect her future somehow. It's a little daunting because she's only in high school, but with Ace the future looks less murky for Alex. Alex and Ace's story continues in How to Break Up with An Alien. There are so many questions dancing around that title, but surely the humor and fun won't stop!