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Alienated

by Melissa Landers

Disney-Hyperion | February 4, 2014 | Hardcover

Alienated is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: February 4, 2014

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423170288

ISBN - 13: 9781423170280

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from Swept Away By Books Since the moment I saw the cover for Alienated, I knew I had to read it as soon as I could. And I was so totally lucky enough to have won a copy from Melissa on The Irish Banana Review. Alienated really reminded me of Split Second in the sense that it was a sci/fi book but with a complete contemporary feel as well. Landers depicted high school, relationships between friends, family and love interest so flawlessly. There was laugh out loud moments and incredibly tense moments. The revolt half the world seems to put on because of the L'eihrs and the term "speciest" depicted real life problems. There was secrecy and deceit, but there was also that aspect of forbidden love. Aelyx and Cara were the perfect balance for each other. Cara had a fiery redheaded temper and passion, and while in the beginning it seems as if Aelyx has virtually no emotions, he warms up and balances Cara out. They have their swoony and adorable moments too! I basically just want to gush over their relationship. I am so beyond excited for all of you guys to read this book! It is definitely one to watch out for in 2014! Melissa Landers is an extremely talented author with a flair for humour and contemporary experiences, set in a fun and totally other world sci/fi setting that is fully fleshed out and beyond interesting.
Date published: 2014-01-10

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Alienated

by Melissa Landers

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.25 in

Published: February 4, 2014

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1423170288

ISBN - 13: 9781423170280

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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 outside Cincinnati and writes contemporary romance as Macy Beckett. For more information, or just to say hello, visit melissa-landers.com

Editorial Reviews

4Q 4P J S High school valedictorian, Cara Sweeney, is selected to host an alien exchange student from the planet L''eihr. This intergalactic program is the first of its kind and it is being promoted to encourage a partnership, after contact between the two planets had been established two years ago. Cara is offered a scholarship initiative to make this alliance work, to allow the L''eihr student to shadow her in her studies and help him understand life on Earth-and eventually make the journey to his planet and live there. Reluctantly, Cara agrees to the arrangement feeling that, as a budding journalist, her blog following will soar and she may even be able to procure a book deal out of her experiences. Aelyx may have identical DNA to humans but he lacks emotion and as he is thrust into the Sweeney home, he soon realizes that he is ill equipped to deal with the typical American family. Although intrigued by Cara, his ulterior motive for wanting to be a part of this program is what fuels him to integrate with his host family. As Cara and Aelyx begin to get acquainted, tensions rise as Anti-L''eihr Alliance paranoia jeopardizes their safety, alienating them from normal. Cara and Aelyx unify; however, the secret that Aelyx has been harboring may end up compromising much more than their relationship. Cara must make a choice to save her planet, or her star- crossed lover. The author''s storyline is out of this world and character development paired with authentic voice is superb. S
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