Friday, 19 December 2014

Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga Review

I was asked to Read and Review Aoléon The Martian Girl, and here is what I thought of it. The book is aimed at mid graders/kids aged between 8 and 13 I would say and even though I am a 40 something mum, I actually easily got into the story. I absolutely loved the illustrations as they didn't look drawn, they looked futuristic and seemed to fit into the story really well. They seemed to bring the book to life more. Its the perfect book for any children who love science fiction, its comical in places and I found myself laughing out loud on the commute to work! The friendship that forms between the Martian girl and the farm boy is lovely and its great to have a girl as the alien.

The story is very descriptive and it really draws you into the story and you actually find yourself thinking you could really fly over London in a space craft. The book has a great learning angle with it too as it includes a bit of geography when they travel over the world in the spaceship and it covers a bit of outerspace too. I only read part 1, but I was most disappointed when the story ended and I wanted to read more. So I am patiently awaiting part 2.
Book Details:
Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade,
​94​ pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015
Book Description:
Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.
Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.
Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).
And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows. Never...until now! This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for. If only he can survive.

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​ Buy The Martian Girl Song, Another World - Single Featuring Élan Noelle available for Download on iTunes
About​ 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

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