Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: Aoleon the Martian Girl

Title: Aoleon The Martian Girl, Part 1: First Contact
Author: Brent LeVasseur
Publisher: Aoleon Press
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: I was lucky enough to get this for free though NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 2,5 stars

NetGalley synopsis:
Mars wants our cows (yes, cows!), and they're sending an invasion fleet to take them from us. Only Gilbert and Aoleon the Martian Girl stand in their way!

Gilbert always longed for adventure, but now that he has it, he's not sure that it's everything it's cracked up to be. Ever since the night he met Aoleon the Martian Girl sitting in the middle of a crop circle in Farmer Johnson's field, it's been nothing but one wild ride after another.

From fighting off swarms of giant killer robots to dealing with strange aliens from another world - never ming trekking across the vast Martian desert and skyboarding deep into the center of a (hopefully) extinct volcano - Gilbert has had his hands full just trying to keep up with it all. And now it's up to him and his new friend, Aoleon, to face off against the evil Martian overlord and keep our cows safe at home where they belong.

My thoughts:
This book is definitely not written for my age-range, and it's obvious throughout this entire book.

I didn't particularly like or enjoy this book. To me, it was extremely "childish" (on lack of a better word ). So while I didn't give it the best writing, it's not a bad book. It's just not a book for people my age.

One thing that I did really enjoyed was the set up on Mars. It shows that LeVasseur has planned out how the civilization on Mars works, even though we barely learn anything about it in this book. So even though we don't learn a lot about it in this book, it is only the first book in a series, and I'm sure that the more you read, the more you'll learn about it.

As I said, I didn't really like this book, but I would still recommend it to children, as they are the targeted audience of this book. I can imagine that I would think this was a wonderful sci fi book if I were younger, and therefore I think younger children will enjoy it, especially if they are interested in space and aliens. 

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