Waiting on Wednesday: Alienated


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Alienated by Melissa LandersAlienated by Melissa Landers
Publication date: February 4, 2014

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.

I saw Alienated on Netgalley a while ago and thought about requesting it, but I just wasn’t sure so I didn’t. I’m still not sure, actually. There’s something about the cover that doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s because it looks like badly Photoshopped fanart. I don’t know, but I am going to give it a try. I love the idea of an exchange student from another planet.




  1. I need to start this book, thanks for sharing!
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  2. I have this from Netgalley but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it which I much soon as I think it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  3. I think it sounds like it will be good, and I have it to read, so I keeping my fingers crossed that it is. 🙂 Great pick.

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  4. I read a few teasers and I need this book in my hands already!

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