Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in the Search for WondLa series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the first book in the WondLa trilogy. This was a wonderful middle grade sci-fi adventure. There are fantastic characters in here, the story is very well written and engaging, and I absolutely adored the beautiful illustrations throughout.
Eva Nine has been raised in a subterranean Sanctuary, her only companion has been a robot named Muthr. Muthr has raised Eva for as long as Eva can remember. Eva’s greatest desire is to explore the surface of her planet. When Eva finally gets the opportunity to go up to the planet’s surface it is under dire circumstances. The planet has changed drastically from the one Muthr knew; it harbors great secrets and is home to some terrifying creatures.
The illustration in this book is absolutely stunning. I loved the pictures of Eva and her adventures throughout. It’s just so beautiful and really helps the reader imagine some of the more fantastical settings.
The characters are amazing too. Muthr is amazingly caring for a robot. The other characters Eva meets on the surface are just as fantastic. Rovee is a blue fish/humanoid type creature that has suffered great loss of his own and seems to find a kindred spirit and a purpose as he journeys with Eva. Otto is an absolutely adorable elephant sized alien that forms a strange connection with Eva and provides excellent assistance on her journey. I loved how caring the friends were towards each other and how they faced many challenges by supporting each other.
The adventure is amazing too. There are so many fantastic landscapes, locations, and creatures throughout this book. It was just an amazing and highly entertaining adventure. There is humor in here too, which I always enjoy.
Overall I absolutely adored this book. I immediately went out and got the second book in the series. This book is full of amazing characters, exciting adventure, and incredibly creative creatures and lands. The illustration throughout just makes the book all that more spectacular. Highly recommended to everyone, but especially to fans of middle grade sci-fi and adventure.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge