Waiting On…Alienated by Melissa Landers

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!

This week I’m waiting on…

Title Alienated
Author Melissa Landers
Pages 352 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Science Fiction, Aliens, Romance
Publisher Disney Hyperion
To Be Published February 4th, 2014
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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.

Not many people know this about me, but I’ve always had a bit of a thing for aliens. Having grown up watching Roswell and The X-Files, I’ve had a profound fascination with those that aren’t from this world for as long as I can remember. There’s just something about the interplay between the alien and the human race that I’ve always found interesting (and more than a little romantic!) Plus, I absolutely love that fact that Cara, the protagonist, is a blogger! Is there anything better than a main character you can really relate to? February 4th can’t get here soon enough.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Roswell, a television show that dominated my adolescence and helped to inspire this week’s choice, or otherwise known as “How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Alien Next Door”.

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30 responses to “Waiting On…Alienated by Melissa Landers”

  1. The X-Files! I used to watch it as a kid and was pretty fascinated by it all. So need to re-watch!

    Anyway, Alienated sounds pretty awesome and yes, aliens in books is a very cool thing.
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  2. Jen says:

    Oh I LOVE the sound of this one! I wasn’t originally into the whole alien thing but it’s really starting to grow on me. I think it’s so cool that Cara is a book blogger too, it might make her a lot more relatable. Great pick, Jen!
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    • Thanks, Jen!

      I must admit that ordinarily I’m a little wary of protagonists who are book bloggers as there are times when it can seem a little like pandering to your audience, but I really love the fact that Cara is interested in pursuing a career in journalism as that was an idea I toyed with myself when I was her age. It’ll be interesting to see how that affects her relationship with Aelyx!
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  3. Barbs says:

    Roswell is the best <3 And the reason I'm addicted to American TV Shows… 😀

    The book sounds interesting…might check it out.

  4. Jess says:

    This one does look good. I feel like I’ve seen it around forever, so I can’t believe it won’t be out until February!

    Here’s my WoW.

    Stop by my giveaway if you have a moment!

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  5. I love alien stories as well, although I admit that I haven’t read a good one in the YA genre.
    I mostly want to read this book because of how gorgeous the cover is. It’s absolutely stunning and Hyperion did a great job with it.
    Great pick! 🙂

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    • If I’m being honest, the cover was what initially attracted me to this novel as well. I found it while putting together an upcoming edition of Do! Judge A Book By Its Cover, and was hooked the instant I read that it was about aliens. I have such a weakness for this sort of story and can only hope it will live up to my expectations! 😀
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  6. Oh, I’m so waiting for this book too! I was surprised to see that the Goodreads rating was so high for this one! I just became interested in aliens after I read Obsidian by JLA 🙂
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  7. This one looks really good – We managed to get a copy from the publisher so we’ll need to bump it up on our list!!
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  8. Olena says:

    This one is on my list and I cannot wait for it to come out! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Moonlight says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I also cannot wait for this one, I have already heard some amazing things about it.
    Great pick and thank you very much for sharing.

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    HAPPY READING!
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  10. Liza says:

    OH MY GOD, I LOVE THOSE ROSWELL GIFS SO HARD! That is seriously one of the best shows from my teen years! I still fangirl it! 🙂

    And that is going on my to-read list! Sounds amazing!

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  11. Katie says:

    This post made me giggle. I tried watching “Roswell” a couple years ago, but it felt too dated. I should have watched it when it was airing! But I definitely want to read this book too. A friend of mine’s read it, and she said it was great! 😀
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  12. Krystianna says:

    Great choice! I can’t wait for this one either. It sounds absolutely fantastic and I love the cover so much! (:
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  13. Mandi Kaye says:

    You know, every time I see this one I think of Gravity by Melissa West. And that make me feel hinky about it!
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    • I tried to read Gravity a couple of weeks ago and was simply unable to get through it 🙁 I desperately wanted to like it, particularly as I knew you were a fan, but I found it a little dull. I’ve placed it back on the shelf for now and will likely try again in a few months time when I’m more in the ‘mood’.

      Having never read Gravity in its entirety I have no idea how close Alienated is to it, but hopefully it’s all a simple coincidence.
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