Book Review for “Aoleon The Martion Girl”- Middle Grade Sci F

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I was given a copy of “Aoleon The Martian Girl” in exchange for an honest review.

What the book is about: “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 mind 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 Review: Aoleon The Martian Girl was a fun read! Fast paced with quirky characters, other planets, alien life forms, and UFO’s. The story line is geared for middle grade readers and the humor reflects that fact. The entire book from cover to cover is filled with great pictures. They are not your typical illustrations, but look more like movie stills. Gilbert meets Aoleon while she is on earth making crop circles. Soon they are running from an irate farmer and end up back on Mars. Gilbert finds out that life on Mars is similar, yet very weird.

A great start to the series. Good writing, maybe a tad too much scientific jargon for me. I think that anyone who likes sci fi with humor would enjoy the book even if they are older than the target group. I liked the book and will be continuing on with the rest of the series.

You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Brent-LeVasseur/e/B00QW805MM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428962228&sr=8-1

Author’s Website: http://brentlevasseur.com/

The Author: 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.

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/eA1b6G876V0

 

Book Review for “Clockwork Mechanicals-the Complete Trilogy”-Middle Grade Fiction

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I was given “Clockwork Mechanicals- the Complete Trilogy by the author, Peter R. Stone, in exchange for an honest review. I read book one quiet some time ago and thought it was a great middle grade read! So when Mr. Stone gave me the opportunity to read the whole set, I jumped on the chance. Steampunk for kids with great characters and a good moral lesson. Read them in order as they go from one point in time to the next, however each book has a definite beginning and an ending. I just love this author. His YA “Forager” series was also a good read. I give it five stars and can recommend for ages 7-13, (though I am much older than that and really enjoyed them)

Book Review for “Amalgam”-Sci Fi Fiction

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I was given a copy of this book by the author, Augustin Guerrero, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a sci fi/dystopian military story. To me equal to a man’s action movie, with a small touch of heart. Par for the coarse, there is some swearing, including the f-bomb with several variations. So if you find that offensive, delete a star. There was no sexual content besides some joking between the boys. So if you are guy who likes sci do or military stories, you’ll love it. Or if you are a woman like me who loves the comrade-ery and the whole “brothers in arms” “no man left behind” themes that can be found in military stories, you will enjoy it (if the language doesn’t get to you). I give it 4 stars due to my dislike for the swearing. I can only recommend it for adults due to the language.

Book Review for “Warriors Journey”-Christian Fiction Sci Fi

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Loved it! This is book two of A Warrior’s Kind series and it is even better than book one. There are some grammar and editing issues, but very minor. The story is great. Think of Sci Fi knights in shining armor. Great Christian theme. In this book, the actions that they take just to get a copy of a Bible is amazing. Impatiently waiting for book three. I have been privileged to read these in exchange for an honest review by the author, Guy Stanton III. I give this book 5 stars despite the errors, it is just that good. Again, adult content, though nothing explicit.

Book Review for “Hope’s Daughter by Melanie

Hope’s Daughter, Melanie Cusick-Jones is my kind of science fiction. In a futuristic society, on a space station, the young people’s lives are ordered for them, but all is not at it seems.I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be reading the rest of the series. Good writing and believable characters. I especially like that the book has some closer, while leaving the story open for the next book. I give this story 5 stars.

http://www.amazon.com/Hopes-Daughter-Ambrosia-Sequence-ebook/dp/B006KLYIAG/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377979692&sr=1-1&keywords=9781618426710

Book Review for “When the Levee Breaks” book two in the Outage series-Sci Fi

“When the Levee Breaks” by Mathiew Gallant was given to me in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in a series. I like this book even better than the first. My only complaint is the amount of bad language and pot use in the book. If this doesn’t bother you, than add an extra star to my review. So much more is explained in this book and there is no way you could just read the first one, “Outage.” I will finish the series when the next book comes out. Robert makes a new friend in this book and continues to survive amidst the disease and lack of supplies. With some new information about what is going on in the world, he decides to take a stand. I give this book 3.5 stars. (Like I mentioned before, would have been at least a four without the negative things.) Not recommended for under age 16 due to the drug use and language.

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Book Review for “Darkness Falls” Sci Fi-Dystopian

I was given a copy of “Darkness Falls” by the author, Mathieu Gallant in exchange for an honest review. Darkness Falls is a good mix of Sci Fi and Dystopian. The story is told in the first person as a remembrance of a space traveler on his way back to earth. This is the first book in a series and book number one does not fully explain the whole story, leading us on to the second book. I wasn’t thrilled with the ending. It seemed to just stop. I think I’d rather have the cliff hanger or at least some kind of semi big ending, so you could leave it as a standalone if you so chose. Easy reading, fun main character (who is less than perfect) a good read. If you can’t abide swearing, be forewarned that there are a few chapters where it gets pretty heavy (really seedy people), but for the most part very little. I wouldn’t recommend this to teens under 16. I give this story four stars.

http://www.amazon.com/Darkness-Falls-Outage-Series-ebook/dp/B008QO41VG/ref=sr_1_13?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1374893360&sr=1-13&keywords=darkness+falls