9 YA Books With All The Same Alien Vibes As The New 'Roswell' Reboot
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By Kerri Jarema
The original TV show Roswell, which debuted on the now defunct WB network in 1999, only aired for three years, but the show has given a second life, as a CW reboot titledRoswell, New Mexico. The original show, which was based on Melinda Metz's Roswell High books, follows high-school student Max after he saves the life of teenage waitress, Liz, and the two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe. There's superhuman powers and an alien gene pool and tons of teenage angst.
The alien drama continues in the reboot, which follows the same characters: Liz Ortecho, (who was whitewashed as Liz Parker in the original series) returns to her hometown and reunites with her childhood crush, Max Evans, now a sheriff’s deputy. It's the perfect show to watch to relive the '90s and lose yourself for a little while in some action-packed romance. But if you want more alien-themed drama, I've compiled some young adult books below (and like the Roswell TV show, many of these have a delightful throwback feel) that combine your two favorite topics — romance and aliens — to keep your excitement going strong between episodes. Check them all out: