Review: Aoléon The Martian Girl

Posted on January 27, 2015

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Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga
Part 1 — First Contact
By Brent LeVasseur
Aoléon Press
January 2015
118 pages

Gilbert is a young stargazer who lives on a farm in Nebraska where there’s plenty of sky and wheat fields containing mysterious crop circles. While gazing through his telescope one night Gilbert spies a baby blue flying saucer careening toward Earth. To his amazement the spaceship flies over his farmhouse. Gilbert bolts out into the night and chases the ship into his neighbor’s field. There he stumbles on a fresh crop circle. But that’s not all. He trips over a big-eyed alien girl with turquoise skin whose name is Aoléon. Pursued by Farmer Johnson and his shotgun, a terrified Gilbert escapes on board Aoléon’s spacecraft powered by a fusion core reactor. Once airborne their ship is chased by two Air Force F-22 Raptors. Gilbert experiences the thrill ride of his life which ultimately lands him on Mars where he discovers his destiny is linked to Aoléon.

In the first book in this “science fiction and fantasy saga,” LeVasseur combines exciting action with vivid illustrations to pique readers’ interest in Aoléon, the plucky Martian girl, and Gilbert, the curious farm boy, who share a mission to save their planets. LeVasseur’s dazzling galactic scenes look like still frames from a Pixar movie. Middle grade readers will be easily drawn into this new cosmic adventure series. Part 2 is due out in February 2015.

Copyright (c) 2015 by Peggy Tibbetts

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