|Print List Price:||$14.75|
Save $13.76 (93%)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Author
- ASIN : B01B57SKDA
- Publisher : Sojourn Publishing, LLC (January 26, 2016)
- Publication date : January 26, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 4058 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 209 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,527,653 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Cover: Fabulous! You CAN judge this book by its cover!
Mystical Aria is a young teen novel I won from a goodreads giveaway, with the intention of reading it to my grand daughters, for whom the author lovingly signed the book.
The family relationships were realistic, even by today's standards. The human characters, in general, were fun and unique, with each one having a defined personality. The sibling rivalry and devotion to one another were award-winning, as were the glimpses of Tommy and his older Drake.
We even peeked at the intricate difficulties of a marriage to a serviceman.
The long-term pre-existing friendship was creatively shown and the interactions were set the mood that misunderstandings, trust, and loyalty run deep.
The alien race ... At the beginning, they seemed to be developing well and off to a good start. They started to get bland and blend together when it seemed the scene shifted to their ship. Maybe their race is more unified and in sync with one another? If so, it wasn't clear. Their actions and dialogue melted more than contrasted. Exception was the Elvis impersonator. Very distinctive.
Although their technology was advanced (as we expect in sci-fi) it lacked them sharing their world and culture. The emphasis was mimicking the human culture and its underdeveloped understanding, which is too typical and disappointing- especially when the book started off strong with tDiaries, tHTV, tVid, tBinders. In turn, it left a void in a partially built world.
As this is geared towards our younger generation, I may be a bit nitpicky.
*views of a slightly older reader*
This adventure book was charming and flawlessly written. Structure, flow, and grammar was professionally represented.
I would definitely recommend it and would pounce on another book by this author!
Synopsis (from the author): Alien RSVP: Yes!
Psychic tween Aria Vanir, of Virginia Beach, trusts only her mother with the knowledge of her visions until she connects with technically and spiritually advanced aliens, the Gallions. Then Aria confides in her best friend, Tommy Manger. His surprise doubts and anger threaten to end their friendship. When the Gallions beam Aria, Tommy, and Aria's tomboyish older sister, Jackie, aboard their superspaceship, Aria's mother makes a bold move to save her daughters. None of them realize that the Navy has sent Aria's SEAL father, William, on a mission to capture the Gallions or destroy their superspaceship. Worse, William has no idea that he's putting his daughters in harm's way.
Nashata, Queen Supreme of the Gallions, leads a diplomatic mission to make peaceful contact with Aria, the only human she trusts with the secrets of her people. Can Aria succeed in her quest to meet the queen in person, despite the fears and disbeliefs of those closest to her?
What I liked: I enjoyed the way Aria used her hidden gift to communicate with the aliens. I also appreciated her willingness to accept the Gallions as friends, rather than with suspicion as the adults did. The supporting characters added quite a bit to the story, especially Aria’s sister Jackie and Tommy. The Gallions added a bit of comedy relief to the story, and their technology was cool! All in all, a nice read!
What I didn’t like: Despite what Tommy and Jackie brought to the story, the characters were not fleshed out as well as they could have been, and Aria’s father’s reaction was too predictable.
Overall impression: Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen is an excellent book for the tweens and young adults. It dealt with conflict, opportunity, trust, and family all while entertaining me. Though written for younger ages, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
My rating: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 stars)
Aria, Tommy and Jackie accept the Queen’s challenges to uncover their fears and connect to their wholeness and shine as the beautiful human being we are. With Aria’s Sword of Purity, Tommy’s Gallion bow and arrows, and Jackie’s roamer Gallion gifts, one can feel the challenges of excitement and fear through the feelings Ms. Guthries character’s were experiencing. Her enchanting storytelling invites all ages to dream and remember the true essence of who we are. I truly recommend this book for the silent dreamers in all of us. April Polston-Barnes Jan 2020
Terra Rae of "Team Earth"