Hey, fiction lovers. I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series (YA sci-fi from Disney-Hyperion), and today I’m bouncing with excitement because THE SEQUEL IS FINALLY HERE!
It’s been a year since we left Aelyx and Cara onboard the intergalactic transport, and INVADED begins with an emotional goodbye as they part ways—Aelyx returning to Earth to salvage the alliance, and Cara continuing to L’eihr to serve out her part of the student exchange. While they’re apart, our star-crossed lovers will face assassination attempts, betrayal, crippling self-doubt, and a sadistic alien Phys Ed class. (Because there’s no escaping PE, even in another galaxy.) When Aelyx and Cara finally reunite…well, let’s just say it’s combustive. ;-)
What do reviewers think? I’m glad you asked!
“Readers will love the seamless blend of suspense, humor, and romance set against an interstellar landscape. Dual narratives and a tightly plotted mystery keep the suspense running high, and the chemistry between Aelyx and Cara smolders.” –Booklist
“Excellent character development and integration between modern reality and science fiction. Teens will be rooting for the galactic couple while enjoying the action and suspense that runs through the two volumes.” –School Library Journal
“The protagonists' forced separation gives greater depth to their romance. Each learns to turn a critical eye upon the flaws of their native societies while confronting genuine obstacles to a future together. These complications only underscore the growing sense of menace that propels the narrative to an action-packed climax.” –Kirkus
I hope you’ll make tracks to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of INVADED! If you’re snowed in, here are some easy links to bring the sequel right to you:
Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)
To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and an autographed swag pack, complete with mini posters of BOTH books! This giveaway is open internationally, and due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.
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Best of luck, and happy reading!
Bio: Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information, or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.
And my little extra. The Hungarian reviews of the first book
A cselekmény viszont - éppúgy, ahogy a szerelmi szál - eleinte lassan halad, de a végére úgy felgyorsulnak az események, hogy nem győztem kapkodni a fejem. És "természetesen" ott hagyjuk abba a történetet, ahonnan ismét nagyon izgalmas lesz az egész. Alig várom, hogy megismerjem a L'eiherek bolygóját!
The plot, however - as well as the love story - slow at first, but by the end the events it accelerated , that I don't overcame rush my head. And "naturally" stop the story there, which again will be very exciting at all. I can not wait to get to know the L'eiher planet!
A könyv egy gyorsan olvasható, izgalmas YA könyv, ami szerintem csak a kezdet. A könyv vége után állítom, hogy a következő részre tartogatja az írónő a ráadást, a meglepetéseket.
The book is a quickly readable exciting YA book, which I think is just the beginning. After the end of the book, I say that the author in store for the next section the encore and the surprises.