Waiting on Wednesday #53


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

This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for Alienated by Melissa Landers (Disney-Hyperion):

alienatedTwo 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 I’m looking forward to this book:

This one just sounds fun! I haven’t read too many sci-fi books, particularly ones dealing with aliens (even though I LOVE Star Trek!). It’s called “funny”, too, which bodes well, as I like stories that have a good mix of humor in them. Plus it’s already getting some good reviews from those who have been lucky enough to get ARCs, so I’m pretty excited about it. I just wish its release wasn’t so far away!

Release Date: February 4, 2014

What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!


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21 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday #53

  1. I really like the sound of this book and I’ve had it on my wishlist for some time now. I just hope it delievers. Thanks for sharing. Also I’m now a new follower and this is my Waiting on Wednesday post —> http://goo.gl/xELQS

  2. I first saw this on Goodreads, and I immediately had to add it to the list so I could at least go back and look at that beautiful cover. I just hope the inside is as good as the outside. :)

  3. Wow. This seems really amazing! Never heard of it before, but now that I have, this definitely goes on my TBR pile :) Great post Merin~

  4. Great pick! I really love sci-fi books, this seems like an interesting one, since it’s from an alien’s POV:)

    My WoW:

  5. Elin says:

    Good pick, I heard about this book before I just love all about it. The story, the cover and everything. Sound so amazing:) Thanks for sharing:)

  6. This is part of my WOW this week! Can’t wait!! GREAT PICK!

  7. I love the sound of this book, I’m eager to read it as well.

    My WoW

  8. Kathleen says:

    Love the cover. Looks like a fun read!


  9. As long as there’s no insta-love between the characters, I may have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This sounds a lot like Gravity by Melissa West. But that was a great book, so this one probably will be too! Great pick.

    ~Mandi Kaye | My Wow

  11. Yes! I hate how far away this book is! It is definitely right up my alley! I love sci-fi books about aliens and Roswell was one of my favorite shows when I was younger! Great pick Merin!

    My WOW

  12. The first time I saw this cover, I was totally hooked. Isn’t it so dang pretty and colourful?! I definitely can’t wait for it either. Wonderful choice this week :)

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  13. sashandem says:

    We’ve been seeing this one a lot! Looks good!

  14. I love Star Trek and funny books, too. I’m really excited for this one, but Feb seems forever away. Great pick, Merin!
    Natflix&Books’ WoW

  15. This book is on my TBR Pile :D! Can’t wait for it’s release day, even we have to wait a long time.

    Here’s mine:

  16. Joana says:

    Great choice! This is definitely on my TBR pile! Besides, the cover is really cute! :)
    Followed on Bloglovin’! :D

    Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

  17. Definitely putting this on my tbr. Nice pick!

  18. Krystianna says:

    This book does sound pretty good! I think the cover is really unique as well. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  19. Emma Lee says:

    This book sounds so good! Glad I found out about it. Great pick! :D

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