Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse

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9781626345843
What kid hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for 11-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true--but he's in for the surprise of his life in this epic adventure set in an imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, and superhero-esque suspense. 1/2.

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Fun new book about a boy who chases his dreams and goes to the moon. Kids will like it because it's set in a believable future and the plot and characters are both fun and interesting. I couldn't wait to finish reading it even as a adult.

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What kid hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for 11-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true--but he's in for the surprise of his life in this epic adventure set in an imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, and superhero-esque suspense. 1/2.
Who hasn't dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for eleven-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true—but he’s in for the surprise of his life!

In the year 2113, most people live in robotically maintained homes, ride around in self-flying cars, and wear ozone-resistant clothes. Most people that is; just not Leo Gray’s parents. They’re stuck in the past, and science know-it-all Leo is completely fed up with his beyond-embarrassing living arrangement with them. But when he enters a rocket-building competition for a chance to attend the Lunar Academy, Leo’s luck finally seems to turn in his favor!

However, it's not long after stepping foot into his dorm room that Leo discovers the moon’s celebrated city is harboring a world of dark secrets. It's soon a race against the clock for Leo and his friends Andromeda Groves (a code-hacking whiz from Canada), Pavo Digbi (a history buff from Brazil), and Grus Pinwheel (a musically gifted and comically endearing Aussie) to intercept and foil plans to destroy the city—leaving the group’s leader faced with a decision that no eleven-year-old should ever have to make: save Earth or save himself and the city he fought so hard to reach.

?Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is an epic adventure set in a wonderfully imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, superhero-esque suspense, and page after page of laughter and heart that will leave boys and girls equally gripped under its spell!

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Publisher
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
0
Author
K.J. Kruk
ISBN-13
9781626345843
Publication Date
March, 2019
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.00 x 5.50 x 1.10 Inches
ISBN-10
1626345848

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Fun Space Adventure
Fun new book about a boy who chases his dreams and goes to the moon. Kids will like it because it's set in a believable future and the plot and characters are both fun and interesting. I couldn't wait to finish reading it even as a adult.
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This is an imaginative...
This is an imaginative young reader piece of science fiction following a smart boy as he journeys to the moon. Leo lives in a anachronistic world, stuck in the past due to his families livelihood but dreaming of the future. The book follows the events Leo goes through as he attempts to achieve this dream. The book is fun and has several fun, original ideas. It is an easy read and it is not difficult to get into the story. It mostly feels like it is world-building and setting up more works in the future. When plot issues come up, they are almost rushed through to this end. The plot has some pretty big inconsistencies and the same could be said for the character development. Several characters undergo noticeable personality shifts before being discarded altogether. Other characters are characters of archetypes commonly found in youth literature. This book felt like an attempt to take a well-known wizard series into a futuristic setting. There is potential but consistency needs to be established, the plot needs to be paced better, and conflict points could use a little more depth. Here's hoping the author has the chance to expand his universe in another volume.
Most helpful positive review
Fun Space Adventure
Fun new book about a boy who chases his dreams and goes to the moon. Kids will like it because it's set in a believable future and the plot and characters are both fun and interesting. I couldn't wait to finish reading it even as a adult.
Most helpful negative review
This is an imaginative...
This is an imaginative young reader piece of science fiction following a smart boy as he journeys to the moon. Leo lives in a anachronistic world, stuck in the past due to his families livelihood but dreaming of the future. The book follows the events Leo goes through as he attempts to achieve this dream. The book is fun and has several fun, original ideas. It is an easy read and it is not difficult to get into the story. It mostly feels like it is world-building and setting up more works in the future. When plot issues come up, they are almost rushed through to this end. The plot has some pretty big inconsistencies and the same could be said for the character development. Several characters undergo noticeable personality shifts before being discarded altogether. Other characters are characters of archetypes commonly found in youth literature. This book felt like an attempt to take a well-known wizard series into a futuristic setting. There is potential but consistency needs to be established, the plot needs to be paced better, and conflict points could use a little more depth. Here's hoping the author has the chance to expand his universe in another volume.
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Fun Space Adventure

Fun new book about a boy who chases his dreams and goes to the moon. Kids will like it because it's set in a believable future and the plot and characters are both fun and interesting. I couldn't wait to finish reading it even as a adult.

Fun Scifi Mystery

This was a fast fun read! The author's writing style is really different. Instead of greeting us with a typical dystopian setting, we meet the main character in a present day setting within a futuristic setting, ex: Leo's family still watch tv and use a dishwasher even though robots now do everything and tvs no longer exist. This adds to the books humor, but there is also some mystery and conflict here as to why that is, which I suspect the author is holding back from us for a later installment. There are a number of minor stories in this book as well, ex: trees are disappearing all over town and Leo's neighbor (who's the landscaping security guy) claims to have worked for the government and that his wife was abducted by aliens called Lunalings. This is another example of where the author leaves us to wonder about what's really going on, as we only get the answer to where the trees went and why they disappeared. We don't find out more about the alien abducted wife, which I was really curious about. The main story takes off when Leo leaves his sheltered home on Earth to attend the moon's academy after winning a national science competition. At the academy Leo meets other kids who were awarded acceptance for various talents like math, history, theater, and music, though some did gain entrance from their rich parents. Low and behold, the selection of Earth's most gifted comes with a Doom's Day message for Earth: Melkorg invasion! An evil alien race that consumes time and erases life on planets are on track to attack ours. And Leo and his friends are now on a mission to stop them before their portal opens on the night of the lunar eclipse. Only a second internal plan to destroy the moon is soon revealed, and Leo ends up in a hospital bed with no way to better assist when he runs into it. In the end, we find out that eclipse hasn't yet happened and that there is something more going on behind the office doors of the lunar president. Leo ultimately leaves the reader with an even bigger question in the end that shouts out: sequel! I'm really looking forward to seeing where this series will go!

This was a fast fun re...

This was a fast fun read! The author's writing style is really different. Instead of greeting us with a typical dystopian setting, we meet the main character in a present day setting within a futuristic setting, ex: Leo's family still watch tv and use a dishwasher even though robots now do everything and tvs no longer exist. This adds to the books humor, but there is also some mystery and conflict here as to why that is, which I suspect the author is holding back from us for a later installment. There are a number of minor stories in this book as well, ex: trees are disappearing all over town and Leo's neighbor (who's the landscaping security guy) claims to have worked for the government and that his wife was abducted by aliens called Lunalings. This is another example of where the author leaves us to wonder about what's really going on, as we only get the answer to where the trees went and why they disappeared. We don't find out more about the alien abducted wife, which I was really curious about. The main story takes off when Leo leaves his sheltered home on Earth to attend the moon's academy after winning a national science competition. At the academy Leo meets other kids who were awarded acceptance for various talents like math, history, theater, and music, though some did gain entrance from their rich parents. Low and behold, the selection of Earth's most gifted comes with a Doom's Day message for Earth: Melkorg invasion! An evil alien race that consumes time and erases life on planets are on track to attack ours. And Leo and his friends are now on a mission to stop them before their portal opens on the night of the lunar eclipse. Only a second internal plan to destroy the moon is soon revealed, and Leo ends up in a hospital bed with no way to better assist when he runs into it. In the end, we find out that eclipse hasn't yet happened and that there is something more going on behind the office doors of the lunar president. Leo ultimately leaves the reader with an even bigger question in the end that shouts out: sequel! I'm really looking forward to seeing where this series will go!

Thanks to Greenleaf Bo...

Thanks to Greenleaf Book Group for a copy of this book through a LibraryThing giveaway. It was a pleasant read and a very action oriented book about a boy attending school on the moon. I found the author stuck to the future and kept away from things that could reflect our society. Well thought out and fun. I plan on forwarding this to my 13 year old grandchild who is always eager for a book where the hero is a boy. Check the book synopsis for a more detailed view of the plot. That's not my job.

Leo Gray and the Lunar...

Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse By: K.L. Kruk I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I did really like this book. It has a great mystery at its core. It feels like the beginning of a very solid series of books. Setting: The setting for this story is about 100 years in the future. The futuristic details are fantastic and abundant. They are just enough ahead of where we are to be believable. It was exciting and felt like the ideas were coming from a very free and happy brain. Even the use of language is just altered enough to be definitely different but understandable. The language is breezy and light. I was mesmerized by this world. Characters First, I have to just comment that "Leo Gray" in real life is the name of one of the original Tuskegee Airmen. I'm a flight nerd so I wondered if this was done on purpose or purely accidentally. We are told that Leo's eyes are the color of Mercury which is gray (his last name). These two things just felt like little space nuggets that the author was giving us. Okay, back to the characters ... The story is told from Leo Gray's (11 years old) perspective. Occasionally though, it shifts narrators. For instance, we hear the internal musings of Leo's Dad as he contemplates his reasoning for distrusting government, etc. This helps the reader understand his character better but from a narrative standpoint, it is disconcerting to have this sort of shift of view. There is a mystery and the reader needs to follow the trail with Leo Speaking of Leo's Dad, I had a hard time really understanding his character. At the beginning, he seems sort of eccentric but okay. As the story progresses, the book reveals him to be sort of a bully. The family can't dig into the noodle casserole until Dad has the first helping. Dad unilaterally decides that Leo isn't going to the Lunar Academy. Mom stands by helplessly, trying to connive and lie behind his back but unable to stand up to him bravely. Then, Dad blames Leo because someone stole something from the store while Dad was distracted. He then sells Leo's ticket to the Lunar Academy to make up the money. Then, after Leo gets another ticket, Dad agrees to let him go and now we are supposed to see the more tender side to him as he says goodbye to Leo. Nope, I am not buying that at all. Speaking of that second ticket, how is that working? So, he gets a second ticket to Lunar City from Gudrun. First, why does Gudrun have this ticket? Secondly, is it a ticket to Lunar City or Space Camp? Thirdly, why, if it is a ticket to Lunar City, does Leo now have admittance to the school at Lunar City? Those two things don't conflate. Another odd thing is that after Leo arrives at school, the reader doesn't see or hear anything more about his family. The story is all about his friends. The friends are a bit predictable - smart girl, wise cracking but not too brainy roomy, true blue best friend - but I felt real affection for them. However, I think it was odd that we don't see or hear from his family. Leo is basically in a coma for months. He has been involved in a serious event but no family. So, lots of complaints and lots of odd holes in this book. They were distracting to me and forced me out of the narrative stream. However, I liked the story enough to hope that the future of this series is better than this present book.

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