Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's what I'm teasing this week:

Title: Alienated
Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Alienated, book #1
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Source: received from publisher via Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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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.
My teasers:
"The interview began in the typical fashion, with Sharon making thinly veiled implications about his relationship with Cara.  He didn't discourage her.  The idea of an illicit human-L'eihr tryst would drive extremists half mad, sparking them into action."

- Loc 1889, 55% of galley

I was initially drawn to the cover for Alienated, but the idea of alien exchange students really grabbed my attention. Foreign exchange students always intrigued me, so one from another planet would be interesting, to say the least.  But it sounds like maybe the exchange isn't going all that well...

What are you teasing this week?  Share it in the comments or leave a link so I can visit!


  1. This is next on my reading list!! :o) I'm excited because Aliens are the Shit!!!

  2. Great teaser! And the story does sound really cool. Thanks for sharing, Jen!

  3. I'm looking forward to hearing how this one is when you're done. I'm still not sure if it is something I'd like. Thanks for the teaser!

  4. I'm excited for this one. I love that cover and the story sounds pretty original. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ooh illicit human-L'eihr tryst! I have this coming up to read and I'm definitely excited to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my teaser (:

  6. This was is sitting on my review stack. My teasers this week come from Grave Witch by Kalayna Price and Iris by Scott Stabile. Happy reading!

  7. Hmm interesting tease. I really can't wait to read this one.

  8. This one is on my review pile and I can't wait to finally get to it. Great teaser.
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  9. So much to look at and enjoy on this cover! It is awesome! This book sounds really unique- I loved the description and I am definitely interested. Thanks for sharing!


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