Waiting on Wednesday #25: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Posted July 10, 2013 in Meme / 9 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.

We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!



Alienated (Alienated #1)
By Melissa Landers
Expected Publication February 4th, 2014
Disney Hyperion
352 pages
Young Adult | Science Fiction

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About the Book: 

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.

Why am I waiting?

1. I love science fiction!

2. The author is from Ohio.  Yay for my home state – Go Bucks!

3. There’s humor involved – SOLD!

I know Lisa at Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews spotlighted this book a few weeks back but I am REALLY bouncing up and down in my seat waiting for this one to come out!!  If you haven’t seen this tease yet from YA Highway, check this out:

[note color=”#D3BDAF”]From Aelyx’s point of view:

“What?” She glanced up from her tea, her eyes like saucers. “You’ve never kissed a girl?”

He shrugged. “That’s not how we show affection.”



“Too bad,” she said over the top of her mug. “You don’t know what you’re missing.”

“Not much, I imagine. I researched it, and it sounds bizarre to me.”

Cara smiled to herself. “Not if you’re doing it right. Nothing’s hotter than a good kiss.”

“Nothing except sh’ellam. It always leads to more.”

“So does an amazing kiss.”

The challenge in her eyes prompted him to say something he probably shouldn’t have. “Care to put it to a test?”[/note]

What are you waiting for?



About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of “happily ever after” books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It’s for her family’s sake. When not reading, she’s homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #25: Alienated by Melissa Landers

  1. Ha, Christy always has secret squirrel access to everything! 😀 Unless you’re a librarian or book seller, you won’t get it though. Disney-Hyperion doesn’t approve bloggers anymore.

    This sounds good – I love the humor part of it and that cover is so pretty. I didn’t even notice the guy on top until I looked twice (I know, brain dead).

    The book even comes out on my kidlet’s birthday. Karma. 😉