share the news! Melissa Landers is an absolutely SWEET human being and I have loved all of her YA literature and I’m sure I’ll adore her middle grade debut! She rocks science fiction and this book is sure to be SO fun.
About the Book:
Author: Melissa Landers
Pub. Date: July 9,2019
Kyler Centaurus isn’t your typical runaway. All he wanted was a quick trip to the legendary Fasti Sun Festival. Who wouldn’t want to see new
stars being born? Um, try Kyler’s entire family. They couldn’t care less about
mind-blowing wonders of science.
When an accidental launch sequence ends with Kyler hurtling through space on the family cruiser, the thrill of freedom is cut short by two
space pirates determined to steal his ship. Not happening!
Luckily, Kyler bumps into Fig, a savvy young Wanderer who makes a living by blowing up asteroids. She could really use a ride to Earth and Kyler could really use a hand with the pirates.
But when Kyler learns the truth about Fig’s mission, the two must put aside their differences long enough to stop the threat of astronomical proportions racing towards Earth.
At some point, I must have fallen asleep.
I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with drool, and
I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no longer on
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant stars
whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by the
swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house. I
checked the navigation screen and felt my mouth drop open. The flashing beacon
that represented my ship was halfway between Earth and Fasti.
(So you see, it is totally possible to steal a spaceship on
I guess my hand hit the EXECUTE button when I fell asleep. And
because it would take just as long for me to turn around and go home as it
would to finish my journey, it made sense to keep going, right? Either way, my
parents would ground me into the afterlife, so I might as well earn the
An electric thrill rushed through my veins when I thought about
the possibilities that lay ahead of me. Anything could happen on this trip.
Literally anything. I could discover a brand-new element. Or meet a secret race
of aliens. Or invent a new energy source. Or eat so much chocolate that I
puked. Either way, I had complete freedom to make this journey into whatever I
wanted, and once I realized that, there was no freaking way I could turn back.
It was like the universe had dropped a gift in my lap, a gift I had no
intention of returning.
I wiped the drool off my chin and smiled.
“Hold onto your stars, Fasti. Here I come.”
Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her kids. She lives just outside Cincinnati in the town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.”
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