Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Alienated by Melissa Landers
Publication Date: February 4th 2014

Alienated - Disney Hyperion
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.
Synopsis from goodreads.com

I love word plays and the title of this book seemed multi-facetted, so I’ve taken a closer look and was surprised by the synopsis. I believe that extraterrestrial beings wouldn’t come for our tea and cookies, but the cover paints a pretty peaceful picture and Alienated seems go beyond all that with anti-alien paranoia and a deeper meaning to the simple student exchange.
What is more, I’m curious about the differences and similarities between L’eihrs and humans. If the DNA is closely related, where does the difference set in? And where do they come from? Also, I’m looking forward to watch Cara and Aelyx getting to know each other, to finding out about their respective cultures firsthand.

In my opinion, the extraterrestial streak in this book makes it all the more intriguing. Would the alien topic be a bonus for you as well? Share your thoughts and the books you’re curious about this week!

4 comments:

Richa Parande said...

This is an amazing book! I really loved it. The concept is awesome and so are the characters. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :D

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Vanya D. said...

Oh yeah. It's on my list, and I got it via Netgalley to review! Yeep yeep!

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Shane Morgan said...

Awesome pick. Can't wait to get my hands on this one as well :)

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Divergent Gryffindor said...

YES for this one! I've been waiting for this since a few months ago, and I can't believe how long away January is! :(
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