“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!
This week I’m waiting on…
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”.