Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.

Title: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Published by: Harper Voyager
Release 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.

Why I want to read it:  Well, I can't even imagine year 2788, it's mind-blowing to me to imagine Earth that far ahead in the future.  This book sounds so different and unique.  I also love the cover and the description.  What do you think?

What is in your WOW this week?


  1. I've never heard of this book! Sounds really good though

  2. Hi there :) just popping in... Thanks for stopping by. I saw this book last week on someone's list and the storyline blew my mind. I'm wondering what will happen for her on the romantic side.

    Waiting On Wednesday

  3. I've never heard of this book, but it sounds great! And I agree it's hard to imagine earth in 2788! Thanks for sharing!
    Waiting on Wednesday

  4. I agree that it sounds unique and am looking forward to it as well.

    My WOW
    Safari Poet

  5. Oh wow!! Adding this to my to-read right now :)
    Happy Wednesday :)

    The Muggle

  6. I'm really looking forward to this too! I love the sound of it and the cover is every unique. I can't imagine that far ahead in the future either so it will be interesting to read about it. Great choice! :)

  7. I've never heard of this one. It sounds interesting though. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

  8. This sounds really good! This is the first time I've heard about this book!

  9. I thought I was already following you, but apparently not? Hm, new LinkyFollower! Thanks for sharing Earth Girl with the rest of us!

    Patricia // My WOW

  10. This sounds really good! It's being added to my TBR list!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Doodle @ Doodle's Book Blog

  11. I've never heard of this one before. The blurb sounds intriguing, though. And, wow--2788? That's incredible. Gonna go check it out on Goodreads!

    My WoW

  12. i haven't heard of this one but i looks and sounds interesting. adding to my wish list... great pick :)

    my WoW.


  13. This sounds so unique and different, I have to add it onto my TBR list right away! Plus, I love the cover! Thanks for sharing! :)

    My WoW

  14. I've read this (ARC) and heard the author talking about it at Eastercon, and I think that you're going to find it well worth looking out for! The world of 2788 is brilliantly imagined and constructed, and the plot works very well. Jarra's great, and I'd love there to be a sequel!

  15. This book sounds fantastic! I've never heard of it before, but I'm now adding it to my TBR list. 2012 is such an amazing year for YA! Thanks for sharing!

    Feel free to check out my WoW here.

  16. This book sounds extraordinary but slightly confusing. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it. :)

    My WoW


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