Review: Earth Flight – by Janet Edwards

073590-FC50Synopsis: Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets.

Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined, and political unrest threatens to tear apart the delicate balance of peace between humanity’s worlds.

On top of everything, the first alien artefact ever discovered appears to be waiting for Jarra to reveal its secrets. But to do so, she must somehow find a way to leave Earth – or else the alien artefact will be lost forever. Is there a way for Jarra to travel to another planet? Or is her destiny only to look to the stars – but never to reach them?

Title: Earth Flight (book 3 in the Earth Girl Trilogy)
Author: Janet Edwards
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780007443512

Rating: 4stars

I got hugely excited when I realised this book was coming out on the 14th August and was even more excited when I got a copy of it!

The story picks up from Earth Star, and we are thrown back into Jarra’s life, where she has accidently become a celebrity after saving the world. Twice. Thankfully, Jarra is much less annoying in this book – there’s none of the self-pitying / life-is-so-unfair / I-must-sacrifice-myself teenage rubbish we see so much in YA these days.

Earth Flight is fast-paced, action-packed and exciting from beginning to end. The story focuses more on the social norms of each planet and brings together all the sub-plots beautifully.

The Earth Girl Trilogy is my guilty pleasure – at 26 I’m definitely not the ‘target market’ for sci-fi YA but who can say no to an easy-to-read, action-packed, Hunger Games-esque read. It’s been the perfect pick-me-up after the last few literary books I’ve read.

And I’m not alone in my Janet Edwards addiction; since getting hold of the book, I’ve received numerous requests to borrow it once I’m done. I’ve even been shouted at for reading too slowly (it took 2 days!). A great read for YA and adult readers alike.

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