Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Earth Girl

WoW is  weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)

If you've read my 'about me' page, you know that one of my absolute obsessions is the universe. I love everything about it: the stars, the planets, the galaxies, EVERYTHING.

So obviously, I would immediately add any YA book that somehow includes descriptions of the unknown intergalactical space we can only imagine.

BUT I would especially add it if it sounds as amazing as this one! It has the universe and, if that weren't enough, it also comes out on my birthday! August 16th aka BEST DAY EVER.

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

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.

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  1. I'm so excited for this one too! I love the future sci-fi aspect and that poor Jarra is outcast because she can only live on earth. Can't wait to see what happens when she is supposed to evacuate!
    My WOW

  2. Jennifer, you're totally my book twin.
    I'd be bummed if planet-traveling was possible and I'd be one of the few who couldn't do it ):

  3. I haven't heard of this one, but it certainly sounds interesting! I'll have to add it to my to-read list. Thanks for sharing!

  4. whoa! WANT!!! sounds so cool.

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!

  5. This one totally slipped under my radar, and I love sci fi-ish books! Thanks for the heads up:)


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