Ari Alexander lives in a semi-post apocalyptic world that has been forced invite aliens onto Earth. But she breaks the first rule: don't ever peek. And from there is pulled into a story of corruption and betrayal and of course, it's up to her to save the world alongside a hot alien boy.
I couldn't buy the premise - the patches cannot be the only way to transfer antibodies or whatnot. Just seems like an easy plot device to start the whole story after she "peeks".
It was a typical love triangle with the forbidden hot stranger boy and the typical pretty much perfect already-established relationship boy.
It was a typical try-to-be kick-ass girl that beats people up, but is still a romantic at heart.
It was a typical save the world story.
I can see why people who read this type of book will love this story - it's really not a bad book. It's not poorly written, the grammar and sentence structure are good, the characters are stereotypical but still lovable.
Maybe I'm just growing out of these books or I'm not in the mood, but to be honest, I couldn't even finish it because it wasn't interesting enough for me. But I didn't hate it. It was just not engaging for me - it felt like the story was written on a paranormal teen romance check list with the expected tropes and everything.
One star because I still couldn't finish the book. It used to be one and a half, but I took the half away because it really wasn't that good. Recommended for people who like paranormal teen romances.