Waiting on Wednesday: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

One day Random Tuesday will return, but so far in 2014, I've had epically bad Tuesdays and so I'm not really in the mood for randomness by the time blogging time comes around. But sometime soon! On a Random Tuesday! There will be RANDOM THINGS! Until then, here is what I'm making grabby hands at this week:

Alienated
Melissa Landers

Disney Hyperion
Releases February 4, 2014
352 pages

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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 

A few weeks back we watched a movie called Upside Down. The next day I saw this cover for the first time and thought they must be related somehow. Then I read the description and saw that it involved aliens. I immediately new this would be SO MUCH BETTER than that movie about two worlds hovering over one another. Alien romances are fun. This cover is extremely intriguing.