dying to find out what the story is, in the mean time, if you like stories about meetings with interesting aliens, you might like these tales
Agent to the Stars - John Scalzi
What do you do if you're an alien race who look like clear jello and smell like rotting fish, and you want to make earth contact, you hire a publicity agent
The Taken Trilogy - Alan Dean Foster
Quozl - Alan Dean Foster
Arriving in sleek, wood-panelled space ships, the amazingly dapper and terrifyingly cute Quozl have invaded, and the planet Earth will never be the same.
Glory Lane - Alan Dean Foster
Punk rock fan Seeth rescues a stranger from arrest at his favorite hang-out, the bowling alley, only to discover that the cops are killer aliens. Seeth soon finds himself on the run, not just on the streets of Earth, but among the stars as well. Along the way he is joined by geeky bookworm Kerwin and Valley girl Miranda and the trio quickly find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic battle.