Cover Reveal: Blastaway by Melissa Landers



Today Melissa Landers and Rockstar Book

Tour’s are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for BLASTAWAY, her new Middle

Grade Sci-Fi which releases Summer 2019! Check out the awesome cover and the excerpt!


On to the reveal! 





Author: Melissa Landers

Pub. Date: Summer 2019

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover,


Pages: ?

Find it: Goodreads


Pitched as “Home Alone in space,” a

young science prodigy who runs away in his family spaceship must team up with a

plucky mutant to save the Earth from destruction.


Scheduled for publication Summer 2019.



Exclusive Excerpt!


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 Earth.


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

sentence, right?




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.”


About Melissa:


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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