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.
First off, I wrote a blurb for this book which means that I got to read it in April of 2013. Lucky me. Seriously. Melissa Landers is such a talented author. I like to joke and call her a “real author” because she does fancy things like write in 3rd person. But it’s not just beautiful writing, also fantastic characters, emotional layers, laugh out loud moments, and a very cool/intricate plot, not to mention that cover…holy cow. So yeah, this author has the entire package of awesomeness. Also, if you like this book, you NEED to read her short story in our anthology FIFTY FIRST TIMES.
Similar To: Tempest, Across the Universe, Let the Sky Fall
Here’s the official blurb that I wrote:
“Smart, funny, and epic. I’m now impatiently awaiting contact from planet L’eihr.” -Julie Cross, bestselling author of Tempest.