Aoléon: The Martian Girl
(Part 4: Illegal Aliens)
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|Aoléon The Martian Girl:
A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga – Part 4: Illegal Aliens,
written and illustrated
by Brent LeVasseur
Category: Middle-Grade, 139 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: February 1, 2015
Content Rating: G
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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
After reading and reviewing the first book in this series, then part 2 and part 3, here is part 4: Illegal Aliens. Aoléon, the girl from Mars, and Gilbert, her friend from Earth, are having a hard time battling against all kinds of forces.
Again, I’m not having fun as much as I had in the first book. Not sure why, but there’s been a shift that took most of the humor away for me. In this one, there are more dangers lurking all around, whether in nature or in creatures, and there’s a lot of violence. It saddens me that to make a book attractive to middle graders one would feel the need to insert so many fights and battles. I was also shocked reading Gilbert’s view on divorce, again in the perspective of the young readers this book is supposed to target:
Some of my friends who have divorced parents tell me it’s not so bad, though, because you get twice as many presents for birthdays and holidays.”
Mars is now a real mirror of planet Earth, with a hot current issue replicated here: under pretext of protection, freedom is taken away from the inhabitants. And the President hesitates to launch a nuclear attack on Mars for the only reason that it would be detrimental to his number of votes at the upcoming election.
His first hand has the hilarious name of Richard Tator, which fits again with the image of the US and Mars presented as under totalitarian regimes.
One nice aspect is that to plan the dangerous mission of rescuing her parents and stop the Terran invasion, Aoléon is making now new friends à la Wizard of Oz.
One fun part was how Martian spies tried to pass as Quakers on Earth to prepare the thief of milk cows. Following this, we learn more about Alien incidents, Roswell in 1947 and the like. Incidentally, milk-cows are also mentioned in relation to this happening. There’s also a passage giving an alternative explanation on the disappearance of dinosaurs on Earth.
As far as Aoléon’s parents are concerned, we no longer hear about her father, just her mother, being interrogated. Same in volume 5. Sounds like he dropped in a black hole in the process of writing the book. Also, the synopsis invites you to read part 4 to find out if they do manage to rescue Aoléon’s parents, but no, I’m sorry you won’t know until you read part 5.
VERDICT: Easy quick science-fiction, with young heroes encountering many violent forces and enemies, in an alien world mirroring Earth and its common issues.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
Aoleon and Gilbert have become the Luminon’s top priority in stopping the Martian resistance movement, and after being chased by the Royal Paladin Guard, they are forced to flee the Martian Megalopolis. Aoléon, Gilbert and Zoot escape with the help of Bizwat and his newly found friend, Helios, a first generation soldierbot.
After their saucer is destroyed, they crash land somewhere in the deep Martian desert, and they set out to locate Kyrios and the secret base where Aoleon’s parents are being held captive.
After battling the forces of nature, starvation, a Klyklon dust storm, (and not to mention a giant slor that almost swallows them alive), they finally make it to their destination. However, after Kyrios gives Gilbert some basic training to develop his budding psionic power, they learn that their journey is far from over.
Will Aoléon, Glbert, Bizwat, Helios, and Zoot be able to rescue Aoleon’s parents and stop the Martian invasion of Earth in time?
Read part 4 to find out! [provided by iReadBook Tours]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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