Waiting on Wednesday #44: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Posted September 25, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Alienated
Author: Melissa Landers
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Series: Alienated (#1 of 2)
Pages: 352
Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet. Goodreads

Man, I so badly want a great sci-fi/space/alien romance, but I’ve been disappointed in a lot of them before (think Across the Universe, After Eden). So I’m so nervous about this one but still instinctively excited. Even though the cover is also super corny, I actually really like it (except for that darn stupid font) and I want it and I want this book so bad. asdfjkl; Though it may be smarter to wait and see some ARC reviews appear first…



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    3 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #44: Alienated by Melissa Landers

    1. Kim

      This appears rather corny to me at first glance…but who am I kidding? I'm a sucker for paranormal romance. If this one is done right I know I'll love it. ARC reviews indicate that there are some mighty steamy scenes…Do want!