Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen REVIEW

Thank you to the author of this novel, Jean Neff Guthrie for providing me with a free copy of this book for review.


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?


My opinion:

At first, I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the book. I liked the synopsis but once I started, I felt like it would be a book I wouldn’t enjoy. It was a slow beginning but once I read the first couple of chapters, I was able to really get into the book and I really enjoyed it as the story unfolded. The characters in my opinion were well developed and I really liked characters such as Aria. Overall, I feel like it was a really good novel. Keep up the good work! I definitely recommend this book to those who like science fiction or fantasy books.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars



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