Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Memes: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Alienated by Melissa Landers. I got this eARC science fiction story from NetGalley for review. Here is the description of this Feb. 4 release:
Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

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.
Beginning:
Winning. Cara Sweeney had made it her business, and business was good. Honor Society president? Check. Young Leader Award? Check. State debate challenge two years running? Double check. 
Friday 56:
"I wonder which one's mine." She hoped it was the short one "talking" to the ambassador. He was the only one who smiled—the only one who looked human. 

5 comments:

  1. Like both the 56 and the beginning...

    Here is my post

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  2. Oh I am a lover of Sci/fi and this one sounds like fun! I will be awaiting your review. Great Share and I'm envious that you got an early copy.

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  3. The opening definitely gave me a good picture of the protagonist. I like the combination of humor, sci-fi, and romance. Sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: PICTURING PERFECT.

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  4. This is definitely a different take on alien-human interaction and sounds really interesting! Although the romance sounds a bit cliche, it looks pretty good! Here's my Friday post and I hope you have a good weekend :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  5. I like the cover. Very promising for an alien-romance.

    Happy weekend!

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