Waiting on Wednesdays: Alienated (Alienated, #1) 23

“Waiting On” Wednesdays is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesdays selection is:

Alienated (Alienated, #1)
By Melissa Landers
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Hyperion
Find it on: Amazon – US, Amazon – Canada, Goodreads

Alienated by Melissa Landers

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.


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23 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesdays: Alienated (Alienated, #1)

  1. Reply Holly @ Words Fueled by Love Jun 12,2013 6:20 am

    I ran across this one a couple of weeks ago. It’s another where the cover alone draws me in but I love the description too! Great pick.

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 12,2013 7:04 am

      True, it was the cover that first got my attention. It really does play a big part in how I choose the books I read. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Holly!

  2. Reply Books Live Forever (@jeneaw0716) Jun 12,2013 9:23 am

    This is on my wishlist, but the wait is torture. Great pick!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  3. Reply joyh82 Jun 12,2013 10:26 am

    Awesome pick! Love the cover too.

  4. Reply Krystianna Jun 12,2013 2:28 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this one too! It sounds really great. :b The cover is beautiful!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Reply Mandi Kaye Ottaway Jun 12,2013 2:44 pm

    I still think this one sounds a lot like Gravity by Melissa West. But hopefully it will be just as good…

    ~Mandi Kaye | My WoW

  6. Reply Nara Jun 12,2013 7:32 pm

    This one has been circulating around a fair bit. Must add it to my TBR 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Reply Andrea @ The Bookish Babe Jun 12,2013 9:08 pm

    Great pick! And what a gorgeous cover. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Reply kay Jun 14,2013 12:54 am

    Oh my, that cover is amazing! And it sounds quite good, too. I want to read it!

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 14,2013 9:22 am

      It doesn’t come out ’til Feb. 2014 so we’ll have to wait…which sucks big time.

      Thanks for viewing my blog! 🙂

  9. Reply ayleeargh Jun 14,2013 7:09 am

    Go to love that cover!! And I’ve been hoping to get more into sci fi so this would be a good book with which to do it. Thanks for stopping by earlier (and sorry for the delay in my response!).

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 14,2013 9:23 am

      No worries. Yeah, I totally get what you mean. I’ve been reading too many paranormal fantasy and I’m trying to get into sci fi as well.

      Thanks for viewing my post! 🙂

  10. Reply books for a delicate eternity Jun 24,2013 6:36 pm

    I really like the look of this one, too!

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