Monday, December 29, 2014

Aoleon: The Martian Girl by Brent LeVasseur

Publish Date January 31, 2015

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.

My Thoughts…

I have a middle school child and thought this sounded like the sort of book she would love.   I was right, this was right up her alley.  I read it while she was sitting next to me and she kept looking over my shoulder looking at the great graphics and reading the story with me.   I loved that she was caught up in the story and kept asking me to turn the page so she could keep reading. 

While the story was great, I have to say that I loved the graphics.   I read this in iBooks and the graphics almost appeared 3D like.   The fact that I could see what Gilbert looked like and how his face was reacting to what was happening enhanced the story.    I loved the alien, Aoleon.    It was great how human like she was.  I laughed when Aoleon’s mother called her asking where she was because it was dinner time.  
This is a cute and fun short story perfect for any middle aged reader.  

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​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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