Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I am extremely excited to post my very FIRST Book Review and I couldn't be more pleased with the book I chose for it! 
BOOK REVIEW FOR:  Cosmic Aviators - Nathaniel's 1st Adventure
AUTHOR:  G.E.F. Neilson (about the Author below!)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Adventure/Science Fiction for 9 Years Up To Teens.  1st installment in the Cosmic Aviators Series.
Twelve-year old Nathaniel Ravenscroft discovers he has telekinetic skills. When neighbour Doctor Crisp dies, he bequeaths a magical wristwatch to Nathaniel. Fantastic events unfold, household objects move by themselves and a hologram of Doctor Crisp appears. Nathaniel meets a cosmic boy called Theodore Firestar. Theodore explains that the existence and progression of the Cosmos relies on the golden radiance of ten special golden pentacles.
Nathaniel's dog, Otto, falls into the fourth dimension where Nathaniel meets Ruben and Octavia, aliens from another planet. They unite as the Cosmic Aviators, each armed with a gifted watch and rocket boots for space travel.
Ruben and Octavia tell Nathaniel about an evil man called Sebastian who is aided by pilot demons called Maxidroids. Sebastian is slowly destroying Ruben and Octavia's home planet. Nathaniel is shocked when he finds out that the evil Sebastian is his Uncle Sebastian from Littlehampton, U.K. His mind reminisces about a time when he overheard his uncle talk of the "Curse of the black diamonds" giving him the "Dark edge on reality". Nathaniel realizes that his uncle has been living a double life thriving on evil and contempt.
Can Nathaniel stop his uncle from destroying planet Granberg and planet Earth?
Can Nathaniel and the other Cosmic Aviators stop The Dark Triangle of Odium,
Maximus (the Maxidroid leader) and the Maxidroids from destroying the Universe?
MY SCORE:  4 out of 5 Blonde Stars!     

MY BLONDE REVIEW: 
I’ve got one word for this book:  brilliant!  Ok, I lied, I’ve got lots of words for this book!  This book has it all!  Time travel, space, witches, magical watches, adorable elves, telepathy, castles, an amusement park, bullies, space bikes and boots, and my favorite…an Angel!
First, I have to say that the Author is from Scotland, so some of the spelling and the language is different than what I’m used to and I loved that aspect!  I could literally hear the accent coming out in the story and it was quite J.K. Rowling-esque!    
Here is what I adored:  I loved the adventure and fast-paced action that takes place in the book.  Also, the characters are delightful and charming and you just can’t help but like them!  I loved the character that was truly an Angel because I am a huge fan of all things with Angels (although I won’t spoil the surprise and say which character it is!)  I loved the pentacles, the dog Otto, and I thought the Elfinriddlers added a lot to the story!  I also loved the letter that Nathaniel received on his birthday because I felt it had a great message for kids and there were definitely some other good morals scattered throughout the story.    

I think this will be enjoyed by both boys and girls alike.  The book has great lessons built into it about teamwork and comradeship and I absolutely love books where the “bullies” get what they deserve.  There are some great magical elements, especially surrounding the watch with powers.  I also liked the mystery that the Author built up in places and there was a mysterious haunting of a person that has passed.  The idea behind the book and all of the thought that the Author put into the storyline is great and enduring!  I loved the world building but craved a little more description of the different planets, backdrops, and the timo capsules.  My favorite line in the book was from Sebastian, “I don’t have the time to time travel!”   
The only reasons I didn’t give it the full 5 Blonde Stars:  Sometimes I forgot that the characters could use telepathy to speak to each other, so I was wondering why others around them didn’t hear what they were saying.  But I think the intended readers, kids, will probably have no issue with that!
Overall, I had a ball reading this and I think kids will enjoy this adventure and probably want to dive right into more ventures these characters go on!  This Author is one to watch and I will gladly read anything she puts out in the future!                    

ABOUT THE TALENTED AUTHOR:
G.E.F. Neilson was born on St. Andrews Day in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, U.K. She lives and works in St. Andrews. During her spare time she enjoys writing for children, going for walks along the local beaches, cycling and listening to current music.

The first title from the series "Cosmic Aviators" is "Cosmic Aviators - Nathaniel's 1st Adventure"

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BUY THE BOOK HERE:  http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Aviators-Nathaniels-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00BSIPTG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371573005&sr=8-1&keywords=cosmic+aviators

A HUGE THANK YOU to G.E.F Neilson for letting me read and review her book!

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book! I'll have to check it out!

    Nicole @ Best Kids' Reads

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  2. You will enjoy it!!!

    Thanks for stopping by Nicole!

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  3. Congrats on your first review. New follower :D

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  4. Congrats on your first review...I was there just a short 3-4 weeks ago *sigh*
    Sounds like an awesome book my 9 yr old would LOVE!
    Great Job Erika!

    Dayna @ http://www.LazyDay.Ca

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  5. Thanks Dayna! Also, if he's looking for more summer reading, e-mail me at audietheangel@gmail.com and I can send him a FREE copy of Audie the Angel! :-)

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