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18 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #3

Hope your all having a lovely week! I was unwell yesterday and had to work for a few hours too so I was super tired. I was meaning to write up a few reviews but will have to do them all today now instead! Anyway, Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @Pen to Paper and is a great way of sharing with others the books that we are all dying to get our hands on!


 Earth Girl - Janet Edwards (Goodreads)

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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This book was mentioned on another bloggers site a few weeks ago and I instantly went and added it to my wishlist. It hasn't even been released yet (16 August) but I'm really looking forward to it and I think I'll definitely treat myself to it at the end of August.
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7 comments:

  1. Good choice. I spotted this one on Dani's blog (Pen to Paper) when she did her Sunday Showcase. I think it sounds excellent.

    Jenny

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  2. Oh such a pretty cover :3 I hope you get your hands on it soon!

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  3. Wow. This one looks pretty interesting. I'm just now getting into dystopian books so I'm glad to have another title!

    New Follower!
    My Wishlist Wednesday

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  4. Ah! This looks like a really great dystopian (and it's one I haven't heard of before). And it looks pretty unique, which is hard to find with most of this genre. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful cover!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

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  6. Hey hun, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award :)

    Find out more on my blog! http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/liebster-award.html

    xx

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  7. Love the cover! Great pick (:

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm an old follower x

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