3 May 2015

Review #203: Part2 The Luminess of Mars - Aoleon The Martian Girl 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 fist children's science fiction series, Aoleon The Martian Girl, and the second book, in the series, The Luminess of Mars - Aoleon The Martian Girl, follows the adventures of a regular middle-grade farm boy with a Martian girl to her planet, Mars.


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.

This part begins right off from the portion where the book 1 ends. And this time, Gilbert gets to know Aoléon and all about her family and her city of Luminon, which is a magnificent city and is also very similar to our planet. The crisis that Aoléon's planet is facing is the shortage of milk supply and where Gilbert comes from milk supply is available in huge amount. Yet there are lot of mysteries attached to this city that we get to learn about through Gilbert's adventures.

Once again the author have outdone himself in the department of these illustrations. Since in this book, the author enlightens us about the planet Mars and it's beings residing there, the illustrations are all very intricately crafted. Bright colours and vivid detailing were very evident in those illustrations, which once again allured me and kept me engaged to the story.

The lifestyle on Mars is very similar to ours and that the author shows us through Gilbert's eyes. The narrative is catchy and often funny at times. The pacing is really good since within few hours I finished reading this part. Moreover, the adventures this time might not be that thrilling and edgy, but the vivid portrayal of Mars kept me glued till the very last page.

This time the author have included a myriad cast of bright and lively characters which are quite striking enough to keep me engrossed into the story. Overall, it's another exciting adventure of Gilbert on Mars and how he unravels few of the mysteries.

Verdict: A must-read for the YA and middle-grade fantasy readers. All I can say, there's lot to explore through this series.

Courtesy: I received a copy of this 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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  1. You really have been enjoying these novels lately! I wasn't too intrigued when I saw the cover, but now I realise they might be something that I'd like.

  2. Yeah of course, it's a must read for all fantasy readers, Thanks for stopping by:-)


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