Janet Edwards grew up in prosaic England but also shared the lives of amazing people in fantastic worlds. Her guides were books written by authors, some still famous and some already forgotten. Those authors have hundreds of individual names, but they have one title in common. They were all Expert Dreamers. After growing bored with work involving tedious technical facts, Janet made a break for freedom through a magical wardrobe and is now training as an Apprentice Dreamer. She has a husband, a son, a lot of books, and an aversion to housework. Visit her online at www.janetedwards.com, www.facebook.com/JanetEdwardsSF, and on Twitter @JanetEdwardsSF.
WINNER! YALSA 2014 Teens' Top Ten
"Tired of bitter, angst-ridden heroines and their associated
dark dystopias? Look no further than Edwards' refreshing debut. . .
- Booklist starred review "Action, rich archaeological detail and respectfully levelheaded disability portrayal, refreshingly free from symbolism and magical cures, make this stand out."
- Kirkus starred review "Everything you could possibly want to grab a teenage reader and keep them utterly enthralled."
- Starburst Magazine
"Earth Girl delivers a shiny future you'll actually want to live in--perhaps the first true utopian YA. Refreshingly original with big ideas and even bigger surprises, this thrilling space opera is firmly grounded in complex and compelling characters. Edwards deftly guides us through a universe rich with history and inventive technology, while always reminding us to respect the past, other cultures, and most of all, ourselves."
- E. C. Myers, Author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin "This is such a beautifully rich and deeply gripping science fiction novel, and I absolutely urge you to try it--you won't be disappointed!"
- Pen to Paper, 5 stars