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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

the Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani

Fifteen-year-old Courtney Hoffman is determined not to go insane like her grandfather did right before he tried to drown her when she was seven. But something is happening to her. She's being visited in her bedroom at night by aliens who claim to have shared an alliance with her now-dead grandfather. And Courtney knows that aliens aren't real, which means she must be going crazy. And her mother has zero tolerance for craziness.
Then Courtney meets Agatha Kirlich, a mysterious older girl with sleuthing skills and alien-obsession issues of her own. Together, armed with ancient stories of a human-alien bloodline, a few photographs, and the creepy tattoo left on Courtney's rib cage by her grandfather, the girls embark on a mission to uncover the truth about Courtney's alien visitors. Ultimately, Courtney must put her fears aside, defy her mother, embrace her true identity, and risk everything in order to save herself and the world."

2016 Next Generation Book Award Finalist @goodreads 



Okay this book was definitely different.

Courtney had a traumatic experience when she was young and at her grandfather's house. That was years ago and now Courtney is older and her grandfather is dead. She's just a teenager trying to live a normal life. BUT. . . it's not normal when you dream aliens are visiting you and then your not dreaming and they are still there.

Courtney's mom is not nice to her at all and ends up putting her in the nut house for a week. Courtney meets a girl there that looks just like her imaginary friend she had from when she was younger but this girl is real and her name is Agatha. She is there visiting her brother who has the same visions as Courtney. Agatha wants Courtney to contact her when she gets out of there.

Courtney ends up staying with her dad and stepmom or his girlfriend? for the whole summer and everything is all good with the meds she is taking. . . UNTIL. . . it's time to go home!

She starts seeing the aliens and all kinds of weird things again.

Agatha sets Courtney up with a doctor but then she finds out some things about Courtney and tries to get her away from the doctors because they end up being bad.

Soooo, Agatha and Courtney end going all over the place trying to save the world as we know it. Turns out the aliens aren't so bad after all and they have help from them and some other peeps. It's like a whole secret society of sci-fi fun! Well accept for the Drazgorn Worms, they are some evil aliens that escaped into our world and they have to get them back into the worm hole. <---No pun intended!


They supposedly look like giant centipedes and stuff. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I hate that!

There is a lot more to the story than the little bit I have mentioned but I don't want to tell EVERYTHING. But I did enjoy it. I love walking in all kinds of different worlds and this was one of them and young adult at that! :-) Oh and grandpa wasn't crazy like everyone thought he was! Just sayin'

*I received a print copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*






  1. Ohh great review Melissa this is actually the first time I heard about this book and it really looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley. I totally love sci-fi books especially if it have aliens in it. Thank you so much for your awesome post.

    1. Thank you so much hon! I was lucky enough to get a free copy of the book. It's really good and different. I wasn't expecting it all and I really enjoyed that feeling :-)