- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 431 KB
- Print Length: 125 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Unsung (21 Jun. 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HFI71E2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,011,071 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alien Love Story Kindle Edition
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Since that day, Dan has been suffering from chronic migraines that often feel like some is shoving an over-sized pencil up his nose, or a screwdriver, and sometimes like a Woodpecker is having a go at trying to peck his head in! He doesn’t normally get any relief from his migraines, just some days are better than others.
One afternoon whilst out in the back alley of his Nana’s house, trying to get some fresh air, he notices someone rooting in the bins. Yelling at the person makes them stop, but he wasn’t expecting what he saw when the person turned around, nor how he would feel. He was staring into the huge eyes of a beanie-wearing girl, and his migraine had completely gone.
Who was the girl? How did she stop his migraine and why has he suddenly started dreaming about her naked!?
Alien Love Stor is a humorous YA book dealing with some hard-hitting personal issues, such as grief, in a non-preaching, fun manner.
Dan is a lovely young man, and for someone who has had to deal with the kind of trauma no fifteen-year-old should have to deal with, it’s no wonder that something had to give. Unfortunately for him, migraines were the way for his body to cope. He is full of one liners, and witty come backs, and I liked him a lot.
The book maybe a quick read at only 125 pages long, but it sure packs a lot in. Fans of YA novels will love this book. It has a steady pace throughout, and a beautiful mastered plot. I found myself absorbed into the strange world that Dan suddenly found himself in. Don’t expect this book to take itself too seriously though, as there are a lot of things that would defy the laws of the universe, but they do make for fun reading!
Reviewed on Whispering Stories Book Blog
*I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed
What I do like of the opening chapter is the delicate way the reader is introduced to Dan and learn more of his story. It is a captivating narrative. It becomes not only humorous but emotional too, as we discover the reason to why Dan is living with his nana.
Dan is a selfless teenager, endearing in the line ‘there are some things worse than losing your parents and he imagined losing a child was right up there’
His perception of life is special and so are the one-liners. When debating whether to address the girl of his dreams with a ‘hello’ or ‘yo’ he dismisses ‘yo’ because it is a slang term for rappers and ‘the closest he got to the streets was when he fell off his skateboard’
Dan meets a girl, well, he sees somebody rooting through the rubbish bin of a cafe and this sighting cures his headaches, which haunt him. Suddenly he is obsessed with this hoodie and beanie hat wearing girl. Who is she?
The first conversation between Dan and the girl, who introduces herself as Alexander, is sweet. It does remind you of how it is to be fifteen and in, supposed, love. Dan is remarkably innocent. Not that he is different from many teenage boys with his attempts to get a kiss from Alexander and expects the poor girl to instantly be intimate with him.
Although increasingly obvious to the reader Alexander is an alien, as well as the novel title giving us a clue, when Alexander is without her beanie hat and it is revealed to Dan she has no ears, Dan, regardless, tells her she is beautiful.
Alien Love Story does become surreal. The pace ricochets to its finish, with events taking place left, right and centre. I was enthralled by the story.
It is, by no means, perfect. I think the characters of Tony, Nana and Doctor Conlon are woefully under written and I cannot quite get my head around Dan being only fifteen and yet can absolutely say without doubt Alexander is the one for him (although I am a romantic and am willing to believe it) This does almost become a twenty first century Romeo and Juliet.
If you leave your cynicism at the end of your bed and curl up with Alien Love Story I think, and maybe you will too, that this is an excellent novel and I am glad there will be a sequel because I want a happier ending than the one Andrew Dawson gave me.
( I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review )
This is a YA novel but to be enjoyed by all. I love the humour within this and chuckled at some of the words: “How was your day “said Nan “I’ve had a rubbish day” replied Dan (when he had been sat in a dumpster for most of it). The world of a 15 year old, his thoughts and reflections. Alexander (not Alex) with her beanie hat, large eyes and other features is from another world which leads Dan into things he could never have imagined.
A very well written entertaining read not just for the YA market. I look forward to the next one!
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review
This story is funny, clever, charming and SO readable. It’s intended for Young Adults, I think, but brings up so many questions of love, loss, loneliness and, yes, there’s a bit of kissing to lighten the load. We can empathise with Dan’s fear when his mention of an alien makes those around him think he’s delusional. Eventually he wonders (as do we) if she’s real. Right to the end… There’s got to be a sequel. Readers (at least one!) demand it!
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