posted at Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 8:00 AM | Reviews, Young Adult
18-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s highest honours for her role in a daring rescue attempt, Jarra finds herself – and her Ape status – in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an ‘ape’ – a ‘throwback’ – by the rest of the universe, Jarra is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else.
Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity’s first ever alien contact. Jarra’s bravery – and specialist knowledge – will once again be at the centre of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for?
When I read Earth Girl, I loved it SO much that I paid extra to order the UK copy, released much earlier, of Earth Star. I, of course, didn’t read it before it was released in the US, but I’m totally okay with my financial decisions because the US cover is horrid. As part of my mission to finish more series, I decided the time had come for the Earth Girl series, since I bought the third book, not yet out in the US either, while I was in Amsterdam. Earth Star reminds me why I loved Earth Girl, but also makes me question my past self sometimes.