ALIENATED BY MELISSA LANDERS
February 4, Disney-Hyperion
ISBN 13: 978-1423170280
Ages 12 and up
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.
5 of 5 Alienated
Alienated is a new series by Melissa Landers and I have to say that I love reading a sci-fi books as well as romance books. This story has all those elements and it is even funny. I found myself at work reading and laughing out loud at some of the things going on. Aelyx is an alien called a L'eihr and he is going to be the first L'eihr to come to the planet Earth as an exchange student. The Sweeney's are going to be the hosting family for this exchange. They have a daughter Aelyx's age and he will go to school with her and do all the normal teenage things that teens do and he will report back to his planet.
Cara is excited to be hosting this exchange because she gets to go to the college of her dreams and she will have the top information on the L'eihr's and what they like and don't like and the inside scoop from Aelyx. But things start to get a little crazy when one Cara falls in love with Aelyx and two when they get to school some people don't like the exchange and don't want it so they start to leave threatening notes in Cara's locker and the police are called in to escort Aelyx and Cara to classes.
Then to make matters worse Cara feels like there is something off about Aelyx and his behavior so she questions him but Aelyx just takes it in strides and tells her he is getting used to the planet when all along Aelyx has a big secret he is keeping from her. When Cara finds out not only will she have to save Aelyx but she will have to save the Planet Earth from the L'eihr's. What will Aelyx do? What will Cara do? This is such a cute and funny read that will take you no time to read and enjoy it!
Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives just outside Cincinnati and writes adult contemporary romance as Macy Beckett.
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