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.

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 I received this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.