If&Then Thursday

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another If&Then Thursday.

If&Then Thursdays is a book meme created by Alex@ Young at Heart Books. How do you participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is choose two books that are somewhat related in theme, writing style, genre, etc. Tell us how they are similar and why we would like them! All recommendations should be made in this format:

“If you like Book A, then you might enjoy Book B”

Here’s my recommendation for this week:



Alienated by Melissa Landers



Broken Skies by Theresa Kay


Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.

In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell’s world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken Jax’s brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple.

Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems.

With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.

WHY? While I love the idea of a good alien love story, I personally thought Alienated was a very cookie cutter YA story. HOWEVER, I do recommend Broken Skies, an alien story that is so much better. Have you read this book? What do you think?

Feel free to join in on the recommendations!


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16 thoughts on “If&Then Thursday”

  1. Ahah I’m glad to hear Broken Skies is better?? 🙈 Because although Alienated is not bad predators, it’s such a formulaic, and as you said it, cookie-cutter YA book that I can’t help but be underwhelmed. Kind of why I haven’t picked up the sequels haha but thank you for this rec! I might have to check out Broken Skies. ❤

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