23 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (55)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This is one of my favorite memes because not only is my TBR pile so much bigger at the end of the night but also the covers are always amazing!

Title: Earth Girl
Author: Janet Edwards
Hitting the Shelves: 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.

Why I want this: This book really excites me! By the synopsis I feel like it has a lot of potential.  There can be a lot of world building, great characters and I'm really interested to see how it plays out to the end. 

What are you waiting for?


Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I remember when I first saw this one!! It's going to be SO GOOD! It sounds crazy awesome and original :D Great pick!!

Anna @ Literary Exploration
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Alissa said...

Okay that sounds crazily cool! Although also a little confusing, haha.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like such a neat book! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it. Great pick :)


A Beautiful Madness said...

This sounds really interesting! I'll have ot check it out. Great pick!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I can see why you're excited, this sounds completely different to all the other books out right now!

Britt said...

Had not heard of this one. Definitely have to check it out. :)

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