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Earth Flight

(Earth Girl #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,333 ratings  ·  156 reviews
It's time to risk it all!

The thrilling conclusion to Janet Edward’s sensational debut YA sci-fi trilogy.

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 every
Paperback, 390 pages
Published August 14th 2014 by Harper Voyager UK
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

f you ask me, this trilogy couldn’t have ended more perfectly. Earth Flight is a great example of a feel-good conclusion, a bright beacon in the darkness illuminating a path of hope for the disadvantaged and forgotten. It may be an imperfect galaxy, but this story still makes me want to celebrate progress and cheer for the future of humanity. I’m so glad I got to finish this journey, because I’ve been in love with this s
Nov 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
For eighteen (standard) years, Jarra has yearned for the stars and freedom from her prison of Earth. In the far future, humanity no longer is confined to its one home world–thanks to the miracle of drop portals and Thaddeus Wallam-Crane humans have colonized star systems near and far. But alas! For Jarra and 0.1% of humanity, the stars are forever out of reach thanks to an immune system disorder that prohibits them from portalling off-planet. Jarra, in other words, is Handicapped–or in the ruder ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Earth Flight is the third book in this series featuring Jarra, a feisty, junk food loving, slang savvy, far-in-the-future girl who’s handicapped by having an immune system that won’t allow her to portal off of the home planet, so if you haven’t read the first two books, this isn’t the place to start, but if you’ve enjoyed the others it would be nardle to miss this one because it’s a totally zan conclusion. At least I think it’s the close of a trilogy, but I’d love another book and this one ends ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
The ongoing adventures of Supergirl Jarra Tell Morrath as she navigates the 28th century amid the threat of aliens, bigotry and xenophobia.

Thanks to Jarra, humanity now has access to the alien probe's information, and the search for the alien home planet has begun. Jarra herself has been invited to join her Betan clan, one of the fifty noble clans, which threatens to set a precedent for all Handicapped children of Beta sector and the forces of prejudice within all of humanity are lethally angry
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An awesome ending to one of my absolute favourite new series/trilogies of the last couple of years.

It's funny, because I don't usually care for books with a ... message. One so heavy and obvious it keeps hitting you on the head, over and over again. There's no subtlety about the messages in the Earth Girl series, none at all. It's not even pretending to.

And yet, with this series, I somehow just don't mind. Everything clicked for me. I loved the plots. I loved the characters. I didn't mind the un
Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
Holy Zan!!!! This is awesome! I can't wait for the finale!!!!!!
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So sad to say goodbye to this trilogy, already feel like i should do a re-read (or maybe Edwards could give us a look at 2nd year, university asgard or just more of this world, doesn't have to be jarra, pretty please!).

some of the messages are not so subtle in this series and jarra is the somewhat improbable centre of all the history making events but that was completely fine with me. i gobbled up the idea of future archaeologists (i would definitely want to be one) and i kind of even enjoyed th
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was such an incredible ending to this trilogy; I couldn’t have pictured it any better if I tried. I love how it starts out and the overall purpose of it. Jarra is such a unique and amazing individual to see where things go with her and all of her friends in this book is quite spectacular, because she has come such a long way in the past year. I feel like Janet Edwards covered everything in this book to complete the story, you get answers, you get resolutions, you get a glimpse of the future ...more
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is probably my favourite YA trilogy for now. Beautiful final installment.
Liked it even more than the first book; and I am grateful that there is the happy end for Jarra without syrupy "happily-ever-after". I was left wondering, how the others will do in a few years: Playdon, Dalmora, Raven, Amalie, Drago, Lolette... And I am curious, what exactly happened on Persephone? On Gymir? In other words, I am longing to return to the Jarra's world, if not to Jarra herself.
Would be eagerly waiting f
4.5 stars

No summary (don't want anything to spoil anything that happens in the first two book) although there is one on the book entry on Goodreads. I did fluctuate as to which way I'd round this, but opted up. There are a couple of plot devices that I don't care for, but overall this is still written at the same level as the others. Yes, there is some character growth, but once again, don't expect it for all. Also, there are a couple of things that Edwards hints at through the series (well, one
Expect spoilers for Earth Girl (#1) and Earth Star (#2).

Having loved Earth Girl, I was really apprehensive about the extra-terrestrial thing and the military when I started Earth Star. But I really liked the second book as well, finally admitting to myself that I actually do have a liking for the military - and for the subtle manipulations used all through the book. Therefore, when I went into book three, I was less apprehensive, because even though I worried a tiny bit about miracle cures and w
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, y-a
This series is so original and amazing! I love it!

Jarra started off pretty annoying with her know-it-all attitude, but she changed and grew. Fian started out pretty white-bread, but turned in to an awesome and strong leading man in this book. But, I think all of the side characters were also really compelling. I love Rono, of course, and wish the band played more. Raven was a great addition to this book and I wish there was a whole book dedicated to his story.

The Adonis Knights? More, please!

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Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I had never heard of this trilogy. In fact, I did not know that this was the final book in this trilogy until I went to read it. Which does somewhat account for the lack of action in this book. Yet, at the same time as I see this book being the final one I would expect more action then there was portrayed in this book. Nothing really happened until the last half of the story. However what did keep me reading was the world and the characters, particularly Jarra and Fian. They were evenly matched ...more
Dylan Tomorrow
This was just tremendous. I cried at the end, again and again. While riding in a tram. And not even giving a fuck. It was just so stirring.

To all of you who loved the previous books: Buy this now and schedule a day off to read it in one go. This book does not let you stop reading it, it's just too gripping. Too epic. Too romantic -- romance in the sense of being an epic sci-fi adventure here as well as a great love story as a by-the-by. You will love it and you won't complain about slow pacing i
After Second Read: This book surprised me a second time. The "journey" the character goes through really moved me. The world created by the author worked as a surprisingly detailed universe, there are so many refferences that I spotted this time round that show that what we see is just the top of the iceberg. The issues addressed are so relevant to our current reality and so deadly serious that at times it really grabbed me in the chest.

I am now torn - I really, deeply, want a to see what happen
Earth Flight was my most anticipated series ender. While I did enjoy it a lot, I'm also a bit disappointed. I'm also just sad that it's over, because I want more! With that ending, there could totally be more! Not that the ending is open; it's not. It's just that I want to learn more about Jarra's next adventure and her second year as a History student! Anyway. Things pick up soon after Jarra and Fian activated the alien probe. Now all there really is to do is wait for the experts to translate. ...more
Mia Radic
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
omg, omg, omg, omg!
What an amazing cover! I can't wait!
Simply can't get over the first two books, so utterly zan. Can't wait to see what new trouble Jarra can discover . . .
Forget Portals, I'm with Jarra, I want a time machine so I can skip forward and grab this book!
Once again, Janet gives us a YA story that is somehow so different from everything else that's out there and perfectly combines the first two books into one totally zan story. There is something so special about this series and
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fine series comes to a satisfying and genuinely touching conclusion. When I found out what the earth flight actually was, I (like Jarra, the feisty young MC) actually had tears in my eyes. This, in a book with lots of action and mysterious twists and turns. I would like to know more about the aliens, so I certainly wouldn't object to a fourth book, if Ms. Edwards wants to write it! But, if not, I was pleased with both the action and the character development here. One thing that happens toward ...more
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished in one travel day! Earth Flight is a great conclusion and I love how positive and supportive this series is while still tackling tough issues. Earth Flight does have a strangeness with two distinct plots, but still enjoyable. Now I need a spinoff series though....
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SUCH a good ending to the series. I appreciated how Edwards was able to wrap up the main plot line without resorting to cliches or sci-fi weirdness. I don't, however, approve of this being the final Jarra book. I want to know what happens next!!
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
WARNINGS: Ableism (view spoiler).
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Special Snowflake saves underclass from underclass status by being a Special Snowflake. With a hot boyfriend.
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not going to be a good review, I know. Nope, I'm not giving you information on the plot of this series or looking at it with academical eyes. Yes, I'm just dumping my thoughts here in case someone is interested in reading them. So, if you want to read my personal opinions about these books, read on.

I was so caught up in reading this book that I didn't even have time to update my progress on here in the middle - now I'm just here, writing this final review, with mixed feelings.

One thing i
Angelica Chong
Mar 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya
gonna talk about all three books at once bec i read them back to back fast enough for it to feel like one volume and to be honest their plots were so...indistinctive that they can easily be seen as one mess, and not three.

(sidenote: star ratings are heard to use here esp. with goodreads' *very helpful* signifiers that 2 stars = 'it was okay' and 3 stars = 'i liked it'. well. *did* i like it? most of the time for books i go from 0 to 20 to 500, aka either i'm really indifferent and will have pro
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Another series completed. Though I haven’t ever found the intense love I had with the novel Earth Girl, I’m glad that I read this series, and I’ll definitely be keeping it on my shelves, because these UK covers are gorgeous. Earth Flight is a good ending to the series, consistent in quality with Earth Star. These are great science fiction novels that probably deserve a much larger readership, but I also had some issues with
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, scify
In "Earth Flight" the final conclusion to Janet Edwards YA science fiction trilogy, Jarra Tell Morrath has become a celebrity not only to people on earth but those on the planets. Not everyone is happy with her new status as a military commander, her twoing contract with a norm or her membership in the Tell clan which jeopardize the existing social order. To stop the emerging social revolution Jarra's enemies will do anything to kill her.

Just as the political landscape continues to crumble endan
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had been postponing reading Earth Flight cause we sometimes do that with final books in series we love, cause we fear the conclusion won't be good enough or we don't want to say goodbye to the characters.

And although I feel sad saying goodbye to these characters and would love to read more stories about them and what's to come, I can also say that this was a satisfactory book and a great way to end this trilogy.

One of the things I've loved the most about this trilogy is how much fun to read th
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
First there's a wedding in this book that's pretty much the most over the top dramatic space fantasy thing EVER. Jupiter Ascending levels of over the top. Secondly, I haven't mentioned it before but I hope Edwards realises her portals are pretty much Stargates. And now thirdly, again, it's a thing for me, but Edwards throws loopholes of conflicts and resolutions at Jarra at such a breakneck speed I don't have the time to find myself committing to care about them. For one I know as soon as a conf ...more
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One week ago I reviewed Earth Star, the previous part in this trilogy, and I praised the characters there. My opinion hasn't changed a bit, altough I want to add that Rono and Keren are so utterly lovable, hilarious and adorable that I fell for them even more than before. The new face, Adonis Knight called Raven, was a perfect addition to the totally zan character cast. He was so cool and I loved the perspektive he brough with him and how it affected Jarra and Fian.

I don't want to spoil more tha
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015, favourites
Oh my. I'm still a little out of breath. I discovered this series quite by chance when the first book caught my eye in the library a few months ago, and it swiftly sucked me in. I enjoyed that first book very much, and its sequel even more. The conclusion of the trilogy, however, was without a doubt my favourite part. Action and emotion, character development and plot were all excellently balanced and expertly executed. Over the course of this series I've become deeply attached to these characte ...more
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Janet is the author of the EARTH GIRL trilogy set in the Portal Future - EARTH GIRL, EARTH STAR, EARTH FLIGHT - and the extra shorter stories in the series - FRONTIER, EARTH AND FIRE, EARTH AND AIR, EARTH 2788, and HERA 2781.

Her newest books are SCAVENGER ALLIANCE and SCAVENGER BLOOD set in an earlier period of the Portal Future, TELEPATH, DEFENDER, and HURRICANE set in the Hive Future, and REAPER

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“I'd grown used to accepting the oddities of twenty different planets. Fian wouldn't carry a comb around with him. Krath was scared of butterflies. Dalmora was horrified if she was late for something. Amalie held her shoes upside down and shook them before putting them on.” 1 likes
“University Asgard is obviously scared to death of you, Jarra,' said Krath. 'I bet you could pass this course without doing any more work.'
'I bet she couldn't,' said Lecturer Playdon.”
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