Trend Alert: Aliens

Recent young adult fiction has featured aliens. Sometimes they are the anti-hero boy next door challenging and tempting a teenage girl. Other times, they are the evil force that teenagers must defeat.

Here are some recent young adult novels featuring aliens:

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

Newly crowned Prince Khemri deals with hostile rivals and the remnants of a space battle.

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Daniel follows in his parents' footsteps by becoming an alien hunter.

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Mal believes he was abducted by aliens during a 3-day disappearance that he cannot remember, and he meets Hooper at an abductee support group.

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain

David, the son of a psychologist, meets new patient Zelda who believes she is from outer space. Soon, they are in search of the chosen one Johnny Depp who Zelda must take back to her home planet.

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

A fifteen year old alien discovers friendship and first love while hiding out from his enemies in rural Ohio.

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

After her father dies, Katy and her mom move to West Virginia. She is both attracted to and antagonized by new neighbor Daemon who is not from this world.

Stuck on Earth by David Klass

Stuck on Earth by David Klass

On a mission to discover if the human race should be annihilated an alien inhabits the body of a bullied teenage boy.

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Alison ends up in a mental institution when she is accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found.

 

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