The Outsider - Melinda Metz Goodreads Synopsis

He's not like other guys.
Liz has seen him around. It's hard to miss Max -- the tall, blond, blue-eyed senior stands out in her high-school crowd. So why is he such a loner?

Max is in love with Liz. He loves the way her eyes light up when she laughs. And the way her long, black hair moves when she turns her head. Most of all, he loves to imagine what it would be like to kiss her.

But Max knows he can't get too close. He can't let her discover the truth about who he is. Or really, "what" he is....

Because the truth could kill her.

Lissa Reviews

Wow! I found this at my local library while seeking out something to read. I just had to grab it because I loved the television series…. I just can’t get over how different the characters are. Michael is a blond… Isabelle is pathetic …gurr! The television versions of the characters are hotter and stronger!!. I had never noticed that the show was based on book until now. I have always been one who has a love hate relationship with books being brought to the small and big screen.

I can honestly say that having watched the series a number of times it was really hard to not imagine the characters the same as the ones who played on the television show. I was not disappointed at all with this book verses the show. Both the “Roswell” show and “The Outsiders” start in the way; Liz is shot by a man in her family's restaurant and Max saves her life.

Sheriff Valenti just like in the how has way too many questions and knows something is up. However, not like the show V is a danger For Max. Liz can't help but feel drawn to Max, yet she is stronger and more self aware in the books. I like her better in the books. However, I can’t stand Isobel in the book. She is weak and childish. Michael comes across as tough and tender in the book as in the series he is more standoffish and brute.

If you were a fan of the Roswell TV series like me; then this book is perfect for you. It’s fast paced and the writing is enjoyable for both adults and young adults alike. Metz's writing style is simple and I look forward to reading more from this author as well as the series