Friday, February 28, 2014

Alienated by Melissa Landers - Paul's PRE-READING

*I received this book as an eARC from Disney-Hyperion on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Alienated
Author: Melissa Landers
Year Published: 2014

Synopsis: 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?: This book sounds really fun. It seems like it will be a lighthearted sci-fi YA book. Just from the description, I could see this as a Disney Channel original movie. 

Expectations: I'm expecting a high school drama with fun alien sci-fi bits added in. 

Judging a book by its cover: I really like this cover. All of the colors really pop. I like how the guy is on a more bland landscape and both of the characters are looking up at the sky. 


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