2 May 2015

Review #202: First Contact - Aoleon The Martian Girl Part1 by Brent LeVasseur

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“There are places on planet earth, where common sense doesn't apply.”

---- Toba Beta, an Indonesian author

Brent LeVasseur, an American science fiction author, pens his very first children's science fiction series, Aoleon The Martian Girl, and the first book, in the series, First Contact - Aoleon The Martian Girl, traces the adventures of a regular middle-grade farm boy who accidentally meets an alien girl from Mars on his farm.


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.

Gilbert Sullivan lives on a farm field in Nebraska, where one day he sees a strange thing coming closer towards his field. When he rushes to see what that is, he is introduced with an alien, Aoléon, who lives on Mars- a Martian, who is here to practice for her flying license. Then they take a joyride on Aoléon's saucer. Unfortunately they attract attention and are attacked by the US Arm force. Will they survive the attack? Read it to know more the thrilling adventure following their attack.

Firstly I'd like to talk about the brilliant illustrations in the book which sways with rhythm of the book and because of those mind-blowing illustrations I could easily adapt with the story. And to be fair, they were not just some casual sketchy graphical illustrations, but they are bright and vividly portrayed with eye-popping colors that allured me and kept me hooked on to the book till it's very last page.

The writing is really fantastic and the author have used third person narrative to unfold his story and that just made me glued to the story by giving me a lot a perspectives of my own. The adventures are layered with intricate details which made me feel like I was actually on that space ship with Gilbert and Aoléon. The pacing is really good and the book is a really short adventure tale and this series consists of 5 books and I've already finished reading the five books, which are undoubtedly pretty captivating.

Verdict: A must-read for all those adventure freak readers!

Courtesy: I received a copy of the book for a blog tour.

Author Info:

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.
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