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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 c
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Rachel
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

I was initially drawn to this book by the cover and I’m so glad I was. I found myself enjoying this book so much that by the end I was hoping it would be part of a series so that I could read more of the adventures of Ky and Fig.

This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever felt like they just didn’t belong. Kyler is struggling to find his place in a family where no one shares his interests while Fig i
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Ms. Yingling
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

Kyler Centaurus have four obnoxious brothers who play soccer or other sports, while Kyler is more interested in science. He would really like to visit the Fasti Sun Festival, but his parents are against it, since Quasar Niatrix is behind it. Niatrix is a businessman who runs a successful corporation and is fabulously wealthy, but Kyler's dad is always protesting against him. Tired of dealing with his brothers and not getting his own way, Kyler decides to take the
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Leah
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kyler Centaurus is a nerdy kid who stands out from all of his brothers who seem to love all boy things like football and sports. Kyler loves celestology--the study of the stars. All he wants is a chance to go to the Fasti Sun Festival where you can see new stars being born. Luckily, he "accidentally" steals his family's space cruiser and heads off to the festival.

Unfortunately, he is attacked by two space pirates who try to steal his ship. Luckily, he meets Figerella Jammeslot--Fig for short. Sh
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Susan Graves
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a read aloud with my son and boy did we both enjoy it! This was a fun action paced book that kept the both of us guessing and anticipating what would happen next. I truly hope we will see more from this author because she has a way of writing where both mom and child are engaged.
Brianna
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
(I received this book free by School Library Journal, for an honest review.)

Blastaway mixes sci-fi, political injustices, and page-turning adventures all into one book. The two main characters come from two different sides of the galactic world and in a wild scenario, end up having to work together to save the earth from destruction. Both characters were enjoyable and I loved how (most modern YA books are starting to do this) the author gives us both main character's perspective. However, Figere
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Nannette Demmler
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
This was a fun romp through space. It was also a story about finding your place in the universe. It was action packed and certainly will keep young readers entertained and coming back for more.

Both Kyler and Fig were ver likable kids. Kyler feels left out of his family, because none of his siblings share his interest in science. His parents don’t seem to understand him either, and often interpret his wanting to spend time alone puzzling. Why can’t he just get along with his brothers. Fig on the
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Kim McGee
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Kyler is misunderstood because he is a science geek in a family of sports-obsessed brothers who love all things rough and tumble. He really wants to attend the Fasti Sun Festival but his family could care less and they don't agree with the festival founder's politics so he "borrows" the family space cruiser and takes an adventure of a lifetime. Meanwhile, Fig is an orphan who will take on any star blasting job she can get just to survive. When she agrees to blow up this particular asteroid and m ...more
Teresa Bateman
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kyler is misunderstood by his multiple jock brothers. He's a science nerd, and a bit of a whiz kid besides. They're in the habit of giving him wedgies and worse, and his parents always seem to side with his siblings. Is it so surprising that he kinda accidentally steals their family spaceship? And once the deed is done is it any wonder that he decides to go and see the unveiling of a man-made star? Unbeknownst to Kyler, however, he is about to meet pirates, become involved in an interstellar plo ...more
Meghan
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book as I was reading it reminded me a lot of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy but the youthful version. Also if Hitchhiker's and Wall-E had a child, it would be this book. Everything from Kyler's interest in the Fasti Sun Festival and his family's lack of interest in space, to meeting Fig and her path to get back to earth and the adv
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Kim Bahr
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received this book as an ARC from NCTE. A student read it and gave it a 5/5. Said it was a cool, funny, sci-fi story with a good ending. I agree!
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Fig is a tough young Wanderer who's been on her own since her parents died a few years ago. When Fig accepts a contract to blow up a star for some rogue pirates she never dreams that she'll run into a young runaway human boy. Kyler is a nerdy misfit, even in his family he feels out of place, so when he discovers that he's stolen a spaceship in his sleep he doesn't turn around but keeps on going. Klyer's biggest dream is to see the Fasti Sun Festival and this might be his only chance. When the tw ...more
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Melissa Landers writes romantic sci-fi & fantasy for teens and the young at heart. The Alienated trilogy (ALIENATED, INVADED, and UNITED) is now complete! STARFLIGHT is available, and its companion novel STARFALL releases in February. Look for BLASTAWAY in July, 2019.

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