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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aoléon The Martian Girl - Part 2 - Review

Book Details:

Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 2: The Luminess of Mars, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Category:  Middle-Grade, 90 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: February 23, 2015

Book Description:

Aoléon and Gilbert receive a special mission from PAX, a wanted criminal and leader of the Martian resistance movement to investigate the Luminon of Mars, who he suspects is planning an invasion of Earth to steal its milk cows. Gilbert has an encounter with the Luminess (the mate of the Luminon) and discovers something strange about her during a procession, and the duo are chased by the Royal Paladin Guard. 

At Aoléon’s home, Gilbert meets Aoléon’s family, her sister Una, mother Phobos and father Deimos as well as her overzealous pet Zoot. He is also introduced to Bizwat, a covert operator and Procyon Commando, who uses his Saturn Pizza delivery job as a cover. 

Gilbert then gets to visit the Martian Space Academy (Aoléon’s school) where he encounters Aoléon’s nemesis, Charm Lepton and her friend Quarkina, as well as receiving a history lesson on the Martian people by Plutarch Xenocrates. After class, Gilbert and Aoléon get to train in zero-G and Gilbert is treated to a Psi-ball match between Martian Space Academy and Martian Science Academy.

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My Thoughts:


This is the second book in a 5 book series about Gilbert and his adventures with Aoléon on Mars. In this instalment we are introduced to a few more characters, Aoléon's family, her nemesis Charm Lepton and her friend Quarkina, and an interesting character called Bizwat who is an undercover agent and Procyon Commando.

We learn a little bit more about how Aoléon lives and eats (let me tell you if you are lactose intolerant you don’t want to live here !) and Gilbert has the opportunity to go to the Martian Space Academy, and watch Aoléon play Psi-ball. We learn more about the special mission and have a rather creepy experience with the Luminess.

This book has been written in wonderfully short bites that is easy to follow with captivating imagery and believable dialect.

As with book 1 the illustrations in this book are AMAZING.

Brent LeVasseur has captured the essence of each character and the surrounding landscape and draws you into the world where you forget it is only imagination.

I am thoroughly enjoying this series, and am looking forward to reading future instalments following the adventures of Aoléon and Gilbert.

Pinky’s rating (out of 5): 4.5 dragonflies

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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.

Connect with Brent:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Aoléon: The Martian Girl 

If you haven't already had the opportunity - here's a look at Part 1

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.


  1. Fun review of Part Two! I have just read it. I am also on the tour for this book. :)