Maybe alien books just aren't my thing? Or maybe I just didn't fall into the story *cough*internet hype*cough* the same way other people did. Oh well. It's not a bad story, it's actually sorta interesting. But its really not about aliens, it's mostly a lot of introspection and curt interactions between characters that aren't particularly likeable. I just felt like the storylines were so disconnected for so long, it hurt my perception of the overall plot. I really stopped caring after a while.
Plus none of the twists were really all that shocking. And I didn't find Cassie to be particularly likable. But oh well, it was a worthwhile read. I guess.