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: human boy is this good-looking. But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paraia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening tes 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-t just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
Melissa Landers writes romantic science fiction for teens and the young at heart. Additionally, she publishes adult contemporary romance under the name Macy Beckett. A proud sci-fi geek who isn't afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public, Melissa lives in Ohio. Visit her at melissa-landers.com. Madeleine Lambert graduated with honors from Duke University and received her MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. Among her performances at Trinity Repertory Company are Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Belle in A Christmas Carol. Madeleine is also an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator.