Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (#1)


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
- She the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teasers:

"He knew I was telling a pack of lies, but he couldn't do anything about it. He wasn't allowed to tell the others my confidential data."

 Earth Girl by Janet Edwards. Page 35.


Earth Girl
Release Date: 16th August 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback
Pages: 358 (In the review copy)

Synopsis: 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.

4 comments:

  1. This is the first I've heard of Earth Girl but it definitely sounds like an interesting read!

    My TT is here.

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  2. Sounds interesting.

    http://polliwogblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday_10.html

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    1. Oh it is, Thank you for the comment!

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