Book Review: How to Break Up with an Alien (My Alien Romance #2)

Author: Magan Vernon

Genre: YA science-fiction, fantasy
Published: May 15th 2012
Publisher: Beautifully Broken Books
Pages: 272
Source: Ebook from Author
Available at: Amazon Barnes & Noble

Goodreads Summary:

Face it, long distance relationships in high school are hard, especially when the other one in the relationship is an alien.  Alex Bianchi may have survived an intergalactic battle, but that still doesn’t excuse her from her senior year of high school, or qualify her for any sort of scholarship. To make up for college tuition costs, she takes a job at a local coffee shop. If only coffee could solve all of her problems.

As Alex’s senior year progresses, everything changes and she can’t figure out if it is interstellar or if it is just time to break up with an alien.

My Rating of this Book – 3 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Though How to Date an Alien had slightly better character development and even darker twists, I thought the plotline of How to Break Up with an Alien was more enticing. It was less drama and slightly more mystery. Major questions were exposed; doubt entered the characters’ mind; and I began to wonder myself if Alex was making the right decisions and who was really influencing Alex’s actions. However, some elements and details were really not to my taste like certain jokes or characters’ actions. And sometimes, Alex’s tone would take on a younger voice, which threw off the rhythm of the story.

Another disappointment to me was Jen! She was my number one favorite character from the first novel, and yet, she hardly made an appearance in the second book. Ugh! She was only around for one Skype call and that was it. But, at least, I wasn’t left completely hanging. Brody, the boy who had a crush on Alex, was a descent character – in some ways I actually liked him much better than Ace. And of course, there was Simone! At times she could be whiny and a bit childish, but there was more to her than there appeared to be on the surface. Her character kind of appealed to my darker side, especially in the end. Mwahah.

All in all, How to Break Up with an Alien was an intriguing sequel to How to Date an Alien, and I’m anxious to see what happens next in Book 3.

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