Thursday, May 2, 2013


Can we please talk about my awesome friend Rachel Searles? Exactly one year ago we were on a writing retreat and Rachel was polishing up her ms for an agent critique she won in a blog giveaway. Since that retreat a year ago, Rachel signed with that agent, sold her book, and now, one year later, I am celebrating her book cover here on my blog, and she has ARCs of her book sitting in her house. How amazing is that? It really goes to show you how things can turn around quickly for you, even in this notoriously slow business.

Anyway, Rachel's cover is amazeballs. If you haven't seen the beautiful cover of THE LOST PLANET, her upper MG space adventure, well, feast your eyes on this beauty:

A thirteen-year-old boy with no memory is hunted through the galaxy with two unlikely allies as he searches for the truth about his past.

I couldn't love this cover more. Gorgeous, gorgeous artwork, and it looks like an exciting movie poster! This is definitely something kids are going to reach for in the bookstore!

If you haven't done it yet, be sure to add THE LOST PLANET on Goodreads. This is a book you aren't going to want to miss!

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to:

Tracey Neithercott is pepped about PIVOT POINT by Kasie West 

Shari Arnold marvels at THE REECE MALCOM LIST by Amy Spalding

Nikki Katz delves into SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard

Katy Upperman raves about some recent reads


  1. Such a cool cover! I think MG readers will be all over this. :)

  2. I think my nephews would love this.

  3. Cute cover! The boy reminds me of Jack Frost in the animated movie ... The Guardians or something. So exciting for Rachel!

  4. Awesome cover! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  5. LOVE this cover, and sooooo excited for Rachel!! :D