2015, Middle Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy
Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Science Fiction Series - Aoleon The Martian Girl Part 3 The Hollow Moon (Part 3 of 5)
Aoléon and Gilbert investigate the Luminon to try and uncover the plot to invade Earth to steal it’s milk cows. In the process, they discover a disturbing revelation about the Martian leader. After overhearing the Luminon discuss his plans to use sabotage to disrupt Mars’s galact supply, the duo races to try and to warn Aoléon’s father Deimos, who is a manager at the galactworks plant before the saboteur can act.
Meanwhile, Aoleon has to take her pilots exam, which would enable her to eventually join the Martian intergalactic explorational fleet. However, during the test-run, something goes horribly wrong. The two are put in a life threatening situation that only Bizwat, a Procyon commando, and Aoléon’s friend can save them from.
Gilbert finally gets his chance to learn to skyboard. However, things go horribly wrong and they are chased by the Royal Paladin guard.
Will they survive?
Join Aoleon and Gilbert in this exciting middle-grade scifi adventure story to Mars and beyond!
My Review: Part Three of this saga was really intense and full of action, which is definitely going to be appealing to a middle grade reader. Aoleon and Gilbert make a discover about this planet and their milk supply, which answers a few questions that were raised previously. They also find themselves in a very scary situation while Aoleon is taking her flight test. I had no idea how it would all resolve and was surprised at the twist. And finally, Gilbert gets to skyboard for the first time...only to be caught in the middle of a chase. Each one of these events had me flipping pages to see how it would all end up. There are a few more elements to the mystery to wrap up and I know the last two installments are going to be really good getting to that point.Once again, the graphics don't disappoint and they're as detailed as ever. I still can't get over how vivid the colors are and how minute details are done and I spend several minutes examining each illustration. My favorites in this book were the ones in the skyboarding scene.I enjoy these books because they really engage my imagination and draw me into the story. I'm not creative and I can really appreciate the author's way of taking some things familiar and putting a spin on them to trigger that thirst for knowledge in a younger reader. I'm looking forward to seeing how it ends up. Content: there is some mild violence that isn't graphic.
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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.
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