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Title: YA and MG books about aliens?
Post by: Woods on January 06, 2012, 06:35 AM
The only books about aliens that I know of are The DANIEL X series by Patterson and the book INVASION.

Any alien books published within the last ten years you know of?

Thank you!

P.S. Can this pass as E.T.? ---->  :neck
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Post by: mariannabaer on January 06, 2012, 06:45 AM
ALIENS ON VACATION by Clete Smith came out in 2011, and the sequel is coming out this year. Published by Disney/Hyperion. Super fun MG series.
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Post by: sl_verant on January 06, 2012, 06:53 AM
I AM NUMBER FOUR is another YA, followed by its sequel, THE POWER OF SIX...

And Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut! by Paul Feig is MG.
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Post by: Mike Jung on January 06, 2012, 07:50 AM
The gold standard for MG alien books is THE TRUE MEANING IF SMEKDAY by Adam Rex. Mark Teague's THE DOOM MACHINE is another alien invasion story, and in the graphic novel realm there's ZITA THE SPACEGIRL.
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Post by: C.K. on January 06, 2012, 09:26 AM
I was thinking of Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences by Brian Yansky until I realized that you meant books with alien(s) central characters. I'm having a foggy day.  :-|
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Post by: Hélène Boudreau on January 06, 2012, 11:18 AM
THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer. Not sure if it's YA exactly/ or necessarily 'aliens' but it's about planet-hopping parasites that implant in human brains and take over their bodies.

Sorry, that's all I can think of at the moment. 

 :neck
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Post by: RJ_Anderson on January 06, 2012, 11:48 AM
Usually I avoid mentioning this because it is a GIGANTIC SPOILER, but since you asked...

(psst, my recent paranormal YA thriller ULTRAVIOLET involves aliens)
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Post by: olmue on January 06, 2012, 01:22 PM
Usually I avoid mentioning this because it is a GIGANTIC SPOILER, but since you asked...

(psst, my recent paranormal YA thriller ULTRAVIOLET involves aliens)

And it's FABULOUS, and you should read it even if you aren't interested in aliens!
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Post by: Vonna on January 06, 2012, 03:02 PM
And hot off the press, CINDER--futuristic YA with aliens (Lunars).
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Post by: LindaJoy on January 06, 2012, 09:09 PM
A little known but charming alien mid grade series is Space Race, Earthborn, and Who Goes Home by Sylvia Waugh
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Post by: LindaJoy on January 06, 2012, 09:12 PM
Also Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis Klause - excellent mystery adventure.
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Post by: Woods on January 07, 2012, 05:24 AM
Wow, love the titles suggested so far! Thanks, everyone. :)

Keep the books comin'!
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Post by: dinalapomy101 on January 07, 2012, 07:02 AM
I Was a Teenage Alien
First Day on Earth
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Post by: hairaplenty on January 07, 2012, 08:47 AM
Bruce Coville has numerous MG books about aliens.
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Post by: Greg R. Fishbone on January 07, 2012, 09:29 AM
I'm fond of the GALAXY GAMES (http://galaxygam.es) series by Greg R. Fishbone...  :D


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Post by: olmue on January 08, 2012, 07:55 AM
The main character in Anna Sheehan's A LONG, LONG SLEEP is heir to (or ward of, depending on who you ask) an interplanetary corporation, and yes, aliens exist. YA.
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Post by: Jenn Reese on January 08, 2012, 11:57 AM
CIRCUS GALACTICUS by Deva Fagan has many aliens... and an intergalactic circus!
Also, the Softwire series by PJ Haarsma (http://www.pjhaarsma.com/)

We need more aliens! :-D

Jenn
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Post by: LindaJoy on January 17, 2012, 06:45 AM
Definitely check out Greg's GALAXY GAMES
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Post by: Lwrites on January 17, 2012, 07:11 AM
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card.
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Post by: Greg R. Fishbone on January 21, 2012, 08:36 AM
Not to self promote too much, but I did want to add that Publishers Weekly referred to Galaxy Games as "every alien-obsessed kid's dream come true."   :starwars: