What are the best young adult books featuring aliens?

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    #1Onyx (Lux)

    Onyx (Lux)

    Onyx is the second book in the Lux series written by Jennifer Armentrout that tells the story of a girl who fell in love with a handsome alien that looks like a human and lives like a human, but unexpected visitors will arrive.


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    Omar Granados
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "In the wake of Twilight's immense success, there came a period in time when the young adult novel market was flooded with what you might call "Like Twilight, but with ____ instead" books. The one-word titled "Onyx" is just another one in a long line of these, with its specific gimmick being aliens instead of vampires. The formula is as you'd expect: Self-absorbed teenage girl meets handsome but mysterious teenage boy, learns his secrets ("OMG you're an alien?!"), and they fall in love as an outside group tries to intervene (this time it's the US government itself, taking a page out of the movie E.T.). I guess if you're a teenage girl who doesn't care about originality or intellectually stimulating storytelling, you will be mildly entertained by this book. Otherwise, it's not really worth your time."
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    #2I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)

    After escaping from his home planet Lorien, John Smith found shelter on Earth. Living as a human, but having powers that humans can only dream of having, he has been a rather quiet life until something started killing his fellow Lorien survivors: only nine kids managed to escape amb make it to Earth, three have already been killed... and he is the fourth on the list. 


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    Linda Stanley
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I Am Number Four is a Sci-Fi book about a fifteen-year-old alien boy called Number Four, or John. Number Four is from a planet called Lorien, which was overrun by an alien race called the Mogadorians when he was a small child. Four and 8 others made it out, along with their Cêpans, who are assigned to protect the 9 "Garde". The Loric made a long journey from their home planet to present-day Earth. Now the Mogadorians are on Earth, searching for the last of the Loric race, to eliminate them for good. So far, the Mogadorians have killed One, Two, and Three. Now they are on the hunt for Four."
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    Despite sharing almost the same DNA with a regular human,  Aelyx was a different L'eihr. This might be the reason why Cara Sweeney starts to see him as more than a friend. However, Cara must find out everything about this human-looking aliens.  


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    Katherine Kennedy
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Wonderful and interesting story. The characters draw you in. You don't want to stop reading."
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    #4Origin (Lux)

    Origin (Lux)
    Origin is a book by Jennifer Armentrout that tells the story of Daemon. He will go on a journey in finding her girlfriend and he is about to discover an extraterrestrial race that will make him want to see Katie as soon as possible.

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    Joyce Wang
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this book. It has an intriguing story featuring some mysterious aliens."
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    #5Exiled (Immortal Essence)

    Exiled (Immortal Essence)

    Exiled is the first book in the young adult science fiction series Immortal Essence written by RaShelle Workman which centers on Princess Venus of Kelari who was exiled to the Earth as she wants to become immortal. 


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    Cheryl Willis
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book features a type of alien but it's not really that alien. If you're looking for more Farscape and less face ridges ala Star Trek, you won't find it here. The book is more young adult romance than scifi as well but features a fun female protagonist so it's a great read."
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    #6A Forgotten Kitten (Sea-anan Saga)

    A Forgotten Kitten (Sea-anan Saga)

    The second book of the Sea-anan series combines epic romances and intergalactic conflicts between rival planets. Sev, the king of the Oceanan race, that gets eliminated after its planet collapses with its own star, so he has no choice but to be with Areo, a human-feline hybrid that Sev has been in love with ever since he was a child. 


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    Howard Nelson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "If you love alien books and need a young adult aged book this is great. I strongly suggest checking it out."
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    #7The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave is the first book in the young adult science fiction series The 5th Wave written by Rick Yancey which centers on Cassie who will trust no one as beings who look like humans are killing the humans they see until she meets Evan Walker. 


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    #8Obsidian (Lux)

    Obsidian (Lux)
    Katy Swartz, a seventeen yeard old girl that moved to West Virginia for her last high school year, would have never believed that the hot guy, yet worth of a beat down, living next door was an alien. Daemon and his sister are being attacked by enemies from another galaxy, and he will have to use his powers, like the ability to freeze time, to save them and Katy. 

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    Aaradhya Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "So I picked this up because I'm super into sci-fi and extraterrestrial type stories. I also am currently into the young adult fiction fan craze so I thought this would be a perfect match. I really like Katy and I really like the storyline. The author does really well developing the characters even though I do think she spends a little bit too much time developing Daemon's physical features. Also, Damon is exceptionally rude and big jerk but if you can get past that and see the evolution of the characters' development than it's a very good story."
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    #9These Broken Stars

    These Broken Stars
    These Broken Stars is the first book in the young adult science fiction trilogy Starbound written by Amie Kaufman which centers on Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen after their spaceliner Icarus crashed into the nearest planet. 

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    Gary Harris
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Honestly, I find a lot of YA fiction is lazy. And this is a perfect example - These Broken Stars is just average. It has no artistic merit, no real ambition. It's not bad, don't get me wrong - but it is average. It's really not worth reading once you've read better - it lacks in honestly creative ideas. But for a voracious reader who loves alien fiction, it's filler and not by any means bad - so take that as you will. Meh!"
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    #10The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)

    The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)

    After getting attacked by the Mogadorians, nine aliens left their home planet Lorien heading towards Earth looking for a new place to live in. The Mogs found out about their new home, and have come to kill them. They have already killed the first three aliens, so there are only six remaining: they will have to stay and fight together in order to survive


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    #11Perdition (Dred Chronicles)

    Perdition (Dred Chronicles)

    Perdition is the first book in the science fiction series Dred Chronicles written by Ann Aguirre which centers on inmate Dresdemona “Dred” Devos who controls the prison ship Perdition. 


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    Kathy Diaz
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I didn't see anything in this book about aliens. The main character is a woman, she is strong and heroic and very willful. She has to try and make it through without people coming after her. I think it was written well and told a good story. I would read more from this author."
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    #12Hand of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 2)

    Hand of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 2)

    Hand of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 2) is a science-fiction fantasy novel written by Glynn Stewart. First published in 2015 by Faolan's Pen Publishing Inc., it is the second book in the Starship's Mage book series.


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    Melissa Burns
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Hand of Mars (Starship's Mage Book 2) is an excellent YA science fiction read. It's action packed, has great character growth, and great descriptions of the alien races."
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    #13Sabotaged (The Missing)

    Sabotaged (The Missing)

    Sabotaged is a young adult science fiction novel written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This novel was originally published in August 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books. It belongs to Haddix's The Missing series.


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    Harold Fox
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Sabotaged is a young adult novel that follows this wacky turn of events in the 15th century. It's a loose tie in to time travel and where the characters go back in time to when a certain person was kidnapped. What follows is what can best be described as a series of disruptive events in the time flow that alter history. Touchy? Yes. Interesting? Sure. I'm a bit burned out on these types of books these days, but I did enjoy it. It's worth reading if you have the time along with the rest of the series."
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    #14Tyral (Mated to the Alien)

    Tyral (Mated to the Alien)
    Tyral is the second book in the science fiction series Mated to the Alien written by Starr Huntress and Kate Rudolph which centers on the love story of Tyral NaRaxos and Dorsey Kwan.

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    Brandon Moreno
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Its some bizarre alien book so that is good enough for me. If young adults actually want to read this then more power to them."


Best What are the best young adult books featuring aliens
1Onyx (Lux)Books 47 Paid
2I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies)Books 39 Paid
3AlienatedBooks 39 Paid
4Origin (Lux)Books 37 Paid
5Exiled (Immortal Essence)Books 35 Paid
6A Forgotten Kitten (Sea-anan Saga)Books 31 Paid
7The 5th WaveBooks 29 Paid
8Obsidian (Lux)Books 27 Paid
9These Broken StarsBooks 27 Paid
10The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies)Books 20 Paid

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