Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Author: Janet Edwards
Release Date: June 7th 2012
Publisher: Harper Voyager UK
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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.
Author: M. Beth Bloom
Release Date: July 24th 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
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There’s normal, and then there’s paranormal, and neither is Quinlan Lacey’s cup of Diet Coke.Earth Girl: I'm not sure if this is the final cover art or not, so keep your eyes peeled. There's also a German cover art released. I'm due for an engaging sci-fi read and Earth Girl fits the bill brilliantly! A futuristic, interplanetary (yet firmly grounded on Earth) story with deception, romance and a heroine who may be left alone on an entire freaking planet to brave a deadly solar storm? Um, yeah.... I. WANT. THIS. BOOK. Is it June yet?!
Quinn’s life is a red carpet of weird fashions, hip bands, random parties, and chilling by the pool with her on-and-off BF Libby. There’s also her boring job (minimum wage), a crushed out co-worker (way too interested), her summer plans (nada), and her parents (totally clueless). Then one night she meets gorgeous James, and Quinn’s whole world turns crazy, Technicolor, 3-D, fireworks, whatever.
But with good comes bad, and unfortunately Quinn’s new romance brings with it some majorly evil baggage. LA is crawling with gangs of the undead, all aching to drain something. Now, to make things right, Quinn has to do a lot of things wrong.
Quinn’s goal: to stay sane, cool, in love, and alive.
With a one-of-a-kind protagonist, high-fidelity friendships, wicked LA nightlife, and a restless romance, this unforgettable debut from M. Beth Bloom is perfect for fans of Heather Brewer and John Green.
Drain You: Vaaaaaaaampires! *retracts fangs* This sounds like a fun vampy read. Well... maybe the undead hungering to drain all of L.A isn't so much fun, but Quinn sounds like she'll be an entertaining heroine to take us through the very wicked LA nightlife.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?