Jun 20, 2015

Blog Tour of Aoleon The Martian Girl: Part 2 The Luminess of Mars by Brent LeVasseur -- REVIEW

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TitleAoleon The Martian Girl: Part 2 The Luminess of Mars (Aoleon The Martian Girl #2)
AuthorBrent LeVasseur 
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy, Childrens, Adventure
Publication DateFebruary 23, 2015 
Published by: Aoléon Press
Source: Copy Given by Author and Tour Organizer

ARA'S NOTE:
Part 1 of Aoleon the Martial Girl series was a truly enjoyable read. We saw Gilbert finally getting the adventure he's been wishing for, and we've also seen Aoleon fly her "ride" and a couple of her cool powers. Now on Part 2: The Luminess of Mars, we're going to continue their adventure on Earth and outer space...mostly Mars.

SYNOPSIS:
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.

REVIEW:
I liked this better than the first one, and that is saying something because I liked The First Contact a lot. As usual the graphics are simply mind-blowing! We get to see Mars through Author LeVasseur's eyes, and what an interesting scene that is. The story was fast paced, the dialogue upbeat and very smart (I'll say more about it in a bit), the characters interesting, and the pictures totally engaging. 

Going back to the dialogue: I noted in my first review how deep the vocabulary is, and now I just want to expound that a bit. This series is actually done for middle schoolers (if I got that detail right), but is also enjoyable to higher age groups. The fact that Mr. LeVasseur refused to use "child" language is magnificent. The words in the script were big, mature, and adult-like which is a huge benefit for the younger crowd because they'll have the chance to broaden their vocabulary and sharpen their understanding. 

The story and characters were very enthralling. Mars is a lot like Earth apparently; their way of living is a lot like ours, and even the Martians would remind you of someone you know in real life. (Or this could just be an opinion of mine, meaning I need to be with a new group of people.) Aoleon's family is funny and surprisingly even more normal than some human families I know. The problems they encounter are interesting, especially since it ranges from "That's a problem??" to "Holy Moly that is a problem!!" 

Honestly, there are a lot less action and tension in this book compared tp the first one, but it doesn't lessen my appreciation and fondness of it. I give Aoleon the Martian Girl and the Luminess of Mars 5 stars. It will catch your attention and keep you hooked, until ypu see the final page.


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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.

AUTHOR LINKS:  
Aoléon: The Martian Girl ~ http://aoleonthemartiangirl.com/

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