Book Review: The Search for WondLa (The Search for WondLa #1) by Tony DiTerlizzi

Title: The Search for WondLa
Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Pages: 484
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Age Group: Middle Grades
Genre: Fantasy


Eva Nine is a curious and sensitive twelve-year-old who has existed only in a subterranean home called Sanctuary, cared for by a robot named Muthr. Eva's great desire is to go above ground, and her wish comes true, though not as she had imagined. On the surface, Eva goes in search of other humans--she has never met one--and soon meets both friend and foe.
Simply wonderful. Everything that you could possibly want from a Middle Grades Fantasy!

I knew early on that I was going to adore this book and would need to purchase the entire trilogy.

You do not get much information about this book from the blurb and that is a good thing! You do not want to know too much going in, it would spoil the experience. You want that mystery and wonder while you are reading.

The Search for WondLa follows Eva Nine on an epic journey to find others of her kind, humans. Along they way she meets many interesting characters, encounters several challenges and obstacles, and learns the dangers of the world she lives in. Over the course of her journey, Eva Nine makes many startling discoveries and must make many sacrifices in order to survive.

The illustrations in this book are stellar. They are all done in muted shades of green. Absolutely stunning. The pictures enhance the overall reading experience and enjoyment of this book, and have a very Star Wars feel to them, which I loved.

I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that one of my favorite characters is Otto. He reminds me completely of Ludo from Labyrinth, which is my all time favorite movie.

I am beyond looking forward to diving into the next installment, which has illustrations in varying shades of blue!


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