Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Review: Aoleon the Martian Girl PART THREE

Book Details:
Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 3: The Hollow Moon, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade, 120 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy

Book Description:
Spying on the Luminon, Aoléon and Gilbert uncover his plot to steal Earth’s milk cows and make the disturbing discovery that the Martian leader plans to disrupt Mars’s galact supply. The duo races to warn Aoléon’s father, Deimos, a manager at the galactworks, before the Luminon’s saboteur can act.

While still on the run, Aoléon takes her pilot’s exam so she can join the Martian intergalactic exploration fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life-threatening situation and only Bizwat, Aoléon’s Procyon commando friend, can save them.

Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard, but the lesson turns into a test of skill as he and Aoléon are chased by the Royal Paladin Guard.

Will they survive?

Don't miss this exciting part 3 of 5 of the middle-grade sci-fi series Aoleon The Martian Girl.

My Review:

I have enjoyed reading and reviewing Aoleon the Martian Girl Parts One and Two.  Part Three begins at the exact point where Part Two left off.  The pace and adventure level really picks up.  The threat that Gilbert and Aoleon face is more serious and they must take greater risks.

The chapter about Aoleon's pilot test was very exciting, as Aoleon and Gilbert encountered an unexpected event during her test.  I found the way that telepathic communication worked, especially between the two friends, to be very interesting.  The description of the Draconians - and even their name - invoked concern for our brave protagonists.

It is interesting the way the books have each progressed in intensity, and the Ciakar in this book is a real threat to Gilbert and Aoleon as well.  The illustrations of the Ciakar were scary in a way that young readers will enjoy.

The writing was lively and fresh, with lines like:  "Gilbert realized this could be the end of him.  He was incredibly frightened.  If fright were a fish, his would be a whale.  Except whales are not fish.  But they're big!  And that is the point."

The illustrations in this book were once again a real standout.  The colors were rich and vivid, and the detail of the illustrations brought extra life to the story.

This book, and the others in this series, are sure to appeal to middle grade readers who enjoy an action-packed science fiction book.  I am already looking forward to reading along with Aoleon's next adventure!

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Meet the Author:
Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.

Connect with Brent: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Aoléon: The Martian Girl
 I received this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


Martha Rodriguez said...

Hi Trish,
I'm here from the #kidlitbloghop. Thanks for your review. These books sound great for the kiddos!

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi Martha! Thanks for the visit. Love the #kidlitbloghop. The Aoleon books are lots of fun.

Cathy L Murphy said...

These books look super. Great review! Stopping by from the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

Tonja Drecker said...

I'm always a fan of scifi for middle graders and this one looks like a ton of fun!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the comments! I've read the first 3 books in this series for reviews, and enjoyed them all. (I'm not usually a sci-fi reader, either.) Still have 2 more books in the series coming up!


Tiffiny said...

Too cute! I love that line you included from the book...made me giggle. Visiting from the KLBH.

ccarpinello said...

Sounds like a fun series for young readers. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for the visits! Love the KidLitBlogHop. :-)

Renee C. said...

I've never run across this series before but I'm sure my daughter would enjoy these. I like that they are relatively short - sometimes kids just want to fly through one book. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

Renee C. said...

I've never run across this series before but I'm sure my daughter would enjoy these. I like that they are relatively short - sometimes kids just want to fly through one book. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

Birdhouse Books said...

Renee, thanks for visiting! Yes, these are fairly short and a quick read.