"Waiting On" Wednesday: Earth Girl

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Release Date: June 7, 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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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.

Earth Girl sounds like a very unique story. I wonder what one 18-year-old girl did during a rescue that grabbed everyone's attention.

Their isn't an official cover available yet, other than the German version on the right.

Voyager has a challenge on their blog to create an interpretation of the cover. It has to include "Earth Girl" and "Janet Edwards". All entries will go up on the blog and receive some goodies.
The deadline is January 5, 2012.

58 comments:

  1. What a nice cover! I like the sounds of the book!! Great choice! Thank you foe sharing!

    Sam

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  2. Hey Petra! thnx for sharing these books that I had no idea about =D great picks!


    MY WOW!

    Happy reading!
    Dazzling Reads

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  3. Have you ever seen the movie Gaataca? I was completely obsessed every time they would show it in tenth grade biology. This book sound similar. Ergo -- this book sounds awesome! Great pick.

    Nikki @ Imaginaitve Adventure

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  4. It sounds like my kind of book because I'm an astronomy junkie and the premise for this is impossible to ignore!

    thanks for sharing! (:

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  5. I'm loving all these futuristic/sci-fi books. This one sounds so interesting; a girl sent TO Earth, because she can't survive anywhere else...I'll definitely be adding it to my watch list. :)

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  6. Ohhh love the snyposis, will be adding this one to my wish-list.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  7. Such a nice cover! Looks really interesting :) thanks for stopping by, I'm a new follower!

    Amy @ Following The Reader

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  8. Nice cover :)

    Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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  9. Earth Girl looks like such a good book. Very interesting, can't wait to read it. Adding to my Goodreads. Thanks for sharing. =]
    Here is My WoW

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  10. Thanks for sharing! I love future space type books. Across the Universe was amazing! I added it TBR!

    Visit My WOW

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  11. First cover looks very Indie... totally love the second one! Definitely adding this one on my list ;)

    Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

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  12. What a lovely cover! I really like it :) Great choice!


    Here's my WoW post for this week. :)

    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  13. Can't wait to read this one too!
    My
    "WOW"

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  14. I saw Earth Girl a week or two ago from Eleusinian Mysteries and I'm still as interested about this as I was then. Great pick! ;)

    And oh, thanks for sharing the link to the cover design contest. Will forward the info to a graphic designer friend. ^_^

    Hope you can visit my WoW post:

    http://thetravelingreader.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/waiting-on-wednesday-9-2/

    - Mauie (The Traveling Reader)

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  15. I am so excited for this! It's such a fascinating premise and I so feel like reading more sci-fi YA. Cannot wait to see what the official cover art will look like!

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  16. Sounds definitely like an unique plot. And love the German cover :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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  17. I really like the German cover! and it's dystopian so I'm definitely gonna check it out.

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  18. Awesome pick! Now I really want to read it, but June is so far away! *sad face*

    My WoW
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  19. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! The second cover looks much better than the first! though great book choices!

    Farah @ Maji Bookshelf

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  20. This sounds like something I would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing such a great pick. :)

    Also, thanks for stopping by my post earlier. :)

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  21. Sounds very interesting and the cover looks great. I agree with Maji that the 2nd cover is the best one. Great pick.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier.

    JJ iReads
    Check out what I'm WAITING ON this week

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  22. Haven't heard of that one but I love that German cover! It's just gorgeous!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  23. Ohh I love the sound of this one! The cover for the German version is really gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!! :D

    Pam | jellylovesbooks

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  24. Nice pick! There are so many paranormal YA titles, but not many scifi. This looks great.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. It seems like there are a lot more scifi books coming out lately. I guess everyone is tired of vampires and werewolves? Looks like I'm going to have to brush off my scifi reading skills (sometimes the terminology is like reading a different language to me!) in time for this to come out. Looks good!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  26. Earth Girl sounds ah-may-zing! can't wait to read it... i LOVE sci-fi.

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  27. This sounds really interesting! Definitely not something I've read before.

    My WoW

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  28. This does sound like a good read, great pick! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  29. Hm. Haven't heard of this one. I love the cover for it too. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! :)

    Thanks for stopping by:)

    Livin' Life Through Books

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  30. Wow this looks amazing. I usually don't read sci-fi novels. I really Across the Universe, so I will have to give this one a chance. Great pick and thanks for stopping by mine.

    Happy Holidays,
    Sarah
    thestoryseekers.blogspot.com

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  31. Sounds intriguing, great pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday_21.html

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  32. Oooooohhhhh this one sounds soooo good! I'm going to have to add it on Goodreads! Great pick! New follower - feel free to stop by my blog! My Wow

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  33. I had not heard of this one before, but it sounds like an awesome read. I like the whole Immune system complication. I will defiantly have to pick this one up! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WOW!

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  34. Wow! This sounds amazing and what a gorgeous cover! Adding to my list for sure. :)

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  35. This sounds like a great book and I haven't come across it before. So I am glad you have spotlighted it. I wonder what the cover will look like.

    Hope, Love, and Happy Endings

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  36. Great pick! Thanks for sharing! I love the German cover, by the way. Very pretty.

    My WoW: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-3-lenobias-vow.html

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  37. This sounds really interesting! I really want to see how her adventure plays out, especially their little from-different-worlds romance. Thanks for mentioning this book!

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  38. This book sounds really awesome! I love the sci-fi of it. :) Thanks a bunch for sharing!

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  39. Wow, this one sounds really good! A new original YA story - that's a first. Thanks so much for stopping by! New Follower! :)

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  40. I'm normally not a si-fi person but this sounds amazing! Going on my "to-reads" shelf! =)

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  41. Nice pick! This book sounds great! Thanks for stopping by.

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  42. Great pick, this sounds really interesting. I may definitely have to check this out.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. Thanks for visiting my site! I really want to read Earth Girl.
    That is a wonderful WOW

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  44. I like the German cover! Thanks for stopping by my blog today =)

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  45. Wow, this one sounds so amazing! Thanks for pointing it out! I love the German cover!

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  46. Oh wow I'm loving the sounds of this one and that Germain cover! Great pick!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  47. haven't heard of this... very interesting. I love international covers.

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  48. This book sounds interesting, I'll have to look it up since I hadn't heard of it before today. :)

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  49. ooo very intersting!!!! thanks for stopping by my WOW!!!!!!! i think i need to add this one!

    Tara’s WoW

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  50. I love the cover - it's gorgeous;

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  51. Sounds really good! Kind of along the lines of Across the Universe... but definitely unique.

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  52. What interesting plot description! I'm glad to see more YA science fiction novels being released.

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  53. This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing:)

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  54. Great choice! This sounds awesome, if it's done right. I'll keep an eye out for this one!
    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my blog!

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  55. I have such a soft spot (or geek spot) for sci fi reads and I have been DYING for a good one. I love the premise on this one, great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Otherwhere.co

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  56. I liked the cover a lot, but the synopsis confused me a little. Heck, that was just me. BTW, impressive header! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jez @ Jez's Boookcase

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  57. OMG. The German cover is so beautiful!!

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