by Joyce Lamb)
What a great week at HEA for trailer reveals! Today we have the romantic sci-fi YA Alienated by Melissa Landers. I have to say, the combo of aliens making contact and the heroine being a blogger AND having to room with one … well, that's just a fire-on-all-cylinders thing for me. Alienated arrives on Feb. 4. And how cool is that cover?
Here's the blurb to get you oriented (courtesy of publisher Disney Hyperion):
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.
Here's the trailer:
*Blogger's note: I think I know what was wrong with the other trailers...they tried to hard. They were to long. This was perfect. A book trailer should be no longer than a movie trailer which I do not think is long. Or wait, maybe more like a commercial. Movie trailers can be very long.