Monday, June 1, 2015

Aoleon - The Martian Girl Part 1 by Brent LeVasseur

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.

Join Gilbert and Aoleon in this exciting middle-grade science fiction and fantasy adventure!
Published January 31st 2015 by Aoléon Press
ebook provided as part of this tour

I am not a big fan of the science fiction or the fantasy genre except when mixed with middle grade books.   There used to be a time when I would read these books having my boys in the back of my mind wondering if it would be something they would enjoy.  Now I am thinking grandchildren and with Aoleon it gets a resounding yes.

Today I am looking at the first of five installments in this series.  It is  a wonderful introduction to Gilbert and the Martian girl.  This wasn't a serious story, but fun, interesting and rather quirky.  Not a long read, only 94 pages, which is perfect for the age, enough to keep ones attention all the way through and at its conclusion wanting to grab book 2.

You can read the synopsis above to get the plot details and realize the adventures and mishaps taking place here.  Gilbert is a likeable kid, a typical boy looking for adventure, he is witty and quite the character.  Add the Martian Girl and things get real interesting.

The illustrations throughout the book added a lot to the story, reaffirming what is written with nice visuals that matched the scenes depicted.  The pictures are bright and vibrant, very eye catching. Gilbert and the Martian girl were portrayed in ways that fit their character perfectly.

Aoleon - The Martian Girl is a great start to this series which will appeal to boys and girls, young and not so young also.

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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