Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Search for Wondla Trilogy
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the second book in the Search for Wondla trilogy by DiTerlizzi. This was an excellent continuation of this middle grade science fiction adventure. The book is full of beautiful illustration, a humorous and heart-warming story, and wonderful characters that make it a spectacular read!
Eva Nine is reeling from losing Muthr, but excited to be rescued by Hailey. Hailey promises to take her to the human colony of New Attica. Upon arriving in New Attica Eva realizes that not everything is as it seems. New Attica is hiding some big secrets and some of them are a huge threat to Eva’s friends. As Eva struggles to find her place in this world, she uncovers some big secrets and learns a lot about herself as well.
I have really really enjoyed this whole series so far. It is fantastical science fiction and a coming of age story was well. It reminds of a science fiction Alice in Wonderland. Eva has really struggled to figure out how she fits in with humanity and in this book she finds a lot of answers. Eva grows and changes a lot in this book and not all of the changes are easy ones.
I continue to absolutely adore the wonderful illustration throughout, I just really love it and think it adds a lot to the story. I love Eva’s amazing adventures and the humor, as well as self-exploration in the story. I love Rovendar Kitt and his wisdom and how he has been a steadfast companion to Eva.
We meet some new characters in this story. One is Hailey and he is an interesting character in his own right. Another I won’t say much about because of spoilers. The book ends at a good spot and I can’t wait to read what happens next.
Overall I really am loving this whole series. This is an excellent science fiction adventure that has wonderful characters, beautiful illustration, humor and is heart-warming. It’s such a fun read, I can’t wait to read book 3, The Battle for Wondla.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge