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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (16): Earth Girl


Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Publication Date: August 15, 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.

43 comments :

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

OOoh! That looks interesting!! Haven't heard of this one before!

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i like the title! i hadn't seen this one yet!

chelleyreads said...

i haven't heard of this one before. but i am intrigued. looks like it's going to be an action-packed read. awesome pick!!

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AM @ elfswood.blogspot.com said...

I'm definitely a sucker for amazing covers, and this one's won me. also sounds like a book right up my alley. great pick! :D

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Addie R. said...

I've heard of this a few times, but I think I'm going to wait for some reviews before adiing it to my TBR. Great pick! :)

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vivalabooks said...

Never heard of this book, but it sounds really good! Added it!

Kim said...

Oh my, this one sounds amazing!! There are people living on other planets? Sounds like my kind of book (even though the main character is on earth).
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Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I really want this one, too, and I really hope it will be as amazing as it sounds :)

Steph (Poetry to Prose) said...

Ahhh, this is my type of book! So many of the futuristic books are all about the dystopian societies, which is fine, but I like that this sounds different. Excellent pick!

Becky said...

Oh wow! Never heard of this book before but sounds amazing! Adding to my list. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW.

Hollie said...

I definitely want to read this one too! I just love the concept of this, I hope it's as good as it's synopsis. Great pick!

Christina said...

This one definitely sounds awesome, although it could possible go bad really easily. Obviously, I'm rooting for the former! The cover looks so cool.

Gin Bryant said...

I haven't heard of this one before. It sounds really interesting, thanks for sharing!

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Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds really good. I also love the cover and the colors.

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Ems said...

Sounds like it could go either way - the premise is really interesting, so I hope the writing backs it up! It definitely sounds like it could be a very cool book.

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Carmen B. said...

I don't think I've heard of this books before... I don't usually read sci-fi-ish novels, but this one sounds intriguing! Also, gorgeous cover o.O

starryeyedjen said...

Wow, Earth Girl sounds phenomenal! Can't believe this is the first I'm hearing of it! I just added it to my TBR. And I'm loving that cover!! Thanks for sharing!

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Caro said...

Nice choice, I already have it on my tbr, too. Thanks for sharing, and for stepping by my blog! =)

Merin @ Read and Reviewed said...

Awesome pick! I've added it to my to-read list. :)

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margie c {the bumble girl} said...

Um, wow! I have not seen this one before, and it sounds great!
Thanks for sharing it :)

Cherie Reich said...

Oh, wow! I haven't seen this one before either. It looks really good.

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Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

I have this one on my TBR, it sounds awesome. Great pick.

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Lena said...

OHH!!! This one sounds real interesting :) Thank you for sharing :)
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Neyra said...
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Neyra said...

Ohh, this one is definitely on my tbr list. I saw a couple weeks ago on another bloggers page, and I immediately fell in love with it :P Great pick this week! :D And thanks for stopping by !

Ps- new follower :)

Sandy from Scribing Shadows said...

Wow, sounds like Jarra just can't catch a break can she? I've never heard of this book before and it sounds great, adding it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

Barbara W. said...

This is new to me, I love the sci-fi touch to it. Thanks for sharing it!

ashelynn hetland said...

I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE! I love the cover and the title and it sounds SO FREAKING AMAZING. can't wait for it! :D

Chapter by Chapter said...

omg this one sounds amazing! I am totally going to be jumping all over this one. Thanks for sharing! I love finding new books to yearn for lol

MaryAnn
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FABR Steph said...

This is my first look at this book. It sounds interesting. Thank you for showing it to me.

Adriana C said...

This book sounds really good, great pick!
thanks for sharing.
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Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife said...

Ooh pretty! I love your header! And this book is definitely one I'm looking forward too.

And I see your doing a bunch of blog tours. I read and really liked Frost but I don't think I've heard of any of the other ones. I'll be checkindg them out. And if I don't forget I'll stop by the tours posts.

Kelley Lee said...

This looks really good I am very interested in this book. I am adding it to my too read list. Thanks for the great pick. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New Follower!

Maria said...

WOW, this sounds amazing! Great pick, I really want to try some more science fiction books! :)

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

DYING for this one! I love the sound of a girl stuck on earth with a handicap so she lies but then needs to leave earth! I want it so bad. I was supposed to get an ARC but it never came :-( Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, pretty cover :D Seems awesome ;) Hope you'll love it once it comes out. :)
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Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

Keely Mahaffey said...

Sounds great! Love the cover too :) *New Follower*

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Giselle said...

This is the first time I hear of this book! I love the cover! Sounds intriguing too. So many dytsopians coming out! It's gonna be hard to stand out!

Monaliz said...

Haven't heard of this before, definitely will be adding this to my tbr- pile! Like my tbr- pile wasn't huge enough :D

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

Arianna said...

I've been hearing about this one a lot! I'll definitely look for it when it comes out. Great pick. Thanks for stopping by!

Arianna @ Wandering Librarians

Bookaholic 007 said...

WOW! That looks SO good! :) So badly want to read it! : )

Kyra
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Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books! said...

I've been dying to read this book! Its sounds fascinating! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by XD

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Mackenzie

Mandroid said...

Wow, I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds exciting!

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