Aug 1, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #83: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


 
 
Earth Girl 
by
Janet Edwards

Publication date:
August 16th, 2012
 
 
2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth. While everyone else portals between worlds, 18-year-old Jarra is among the one in a thousand people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can’t travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make. She’s an ‘ape’, a ‘throwback’, but this is one ape girl who won’t give in.

Jarra invents a fake background for herself – as a normal child of Military parents – and joins a class of norms that is on Earth to excavate the ruins of the old cities. When an ancient skyscraper collapses, burying another research team, Jarra’s role in their rescue puts her in the spotlight. No hiding at back of class now. To make life more complicated, she finds herself falling in love with one of her classmates – a norm from another planet. Somehow, she has to keep the deception going.

A freak solar storm strikes the atmosphere, and the class is ordered to portal off-world for safety – no problem for a real child of military parents, but fatal for Jarra. The storm is so bad that the crews of the orbiting solar arrays have to escape to planet below: the first landing from space in 600 years. And one is on collision course with their shelter.

9 comments:

  1. YAY! It's almost here! I have been dying for this one as well! It sounds awesome. Stuck on earth as a handicap but then she lies and then needs to leave but can't! Crazy good!
    My WOW

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  2. This looks absolutely amazing, and so original! I am dying to read it. I will treat myself to it if I get good exam results because it's released on my exam results day!

    My WOW

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  3. I haven't heard of this book before now, thank-you for sharing.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-1st-august.html

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  4. Seems really interesting! Added on my GR tbr. ;)
    Btw, here's mine.
    *New follower. :)
    Happy Wednesday!

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  5. Great choice, this was my WoW a few weeks ago :)

    Shortskie's WoW

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  6. Oh my goodness. This one sounds awesome!! I hadn't heard of it until now. I'm so glad that you brought it to my attention. I'm definitely going to have to pick it up. :)

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  7. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it!

    Here is my WOW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2273

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  8. It sounds really interesting. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=2972

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  9. Earth Girl looks awesome. I like the cover to it. Great haul.

    Grace

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