Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review: The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

Title: The Search for WondLa
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 

My Rating: ✭✭✭✭✩

The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi was a very good book. I normally don’t read sci-fi, but I did enjoy WondLa. Twelve-year-old Eva Nine lives with her robot mother (Muthr) in an underground sanctuary. She has never seen another human. She has never set foot on earth. Until a raging huntsman—an evil alien—destroys her home and starts pursuing her, Muthr, and her new alien friend Rovender Kitt. Their adventures vary from place to place as they fight to escape the clutches of the evil huntsman, named Besteel. Action on every page! 

Though I will comment it takes until about Part 2 to really get into it; I stopped reading it halfway through Part 1 because nothing new was happening and it got kind of boring. Later on, I picked it up, skipped a chapter on accident and started reading it again, and then I couldn’t put it down. I also especially loved the full-color beautiful illustrations at the start of every chapter and throughout the book as well. I must note that the ending is a total cliffhanger. Again, I don’t normally like books with cliffhangers, but in this case, I knew there was a second book waiting for me and that it was part of a triology, so I liked it. I haven’t read the second book yet, but I hope to soon!

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