I started reading Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Search for WondLa about a month ago. Yes, I know it took an abnormally long time for me to finish this book, but I had my reasons. 1. I wanted to read other books more. 2. It took me a while to get into this book. If a book is slow-starting, I’ll often put it aside until I feel like returning to it. That’s just what happened with The Search for WondLa. I still wanted to finish this book, but it took me some time to get around to it. Well, this weekend, after a grueling week, I decided I needed to escape into a completely different world, so I returned to the one created by Tony DiTerlizzi in The Search for WondLa. When I finally continued my journey with these characters, I became utterly captivated, and the story flew by. Yes, it took some time to become invested in the story, but, once I was hooked, there was no stopping me until I had reached the final page…and I was not disappointed. I hope you won’t be, either.
Eva Nine has spent her life underground with a robot, Muthr, or Multi-Utility Task Help Robot zero-six, as her only companion. She has never met another human. She has never seen the sun or felt rain on her face. But all of that is about to change. When a mysterious hunter destroys the Sanctuary that was Eva’s home, she must flee into a world that Muthr never prepared her for.
Above ground, there are odd, carnivorous plants, wandering forests, and creatures that Eva never studied in her lessons with Muthr. The only connection Eva has to those who may be familiar is a picture of a happy girl, a robot, and an adult, and one word–WondLa. In her new and frightening environment, Eva will do everything she can to find WondLa and anyone with a connection to her own humanity.
Dangers are all around Eva, and, with the help of some new–and old–friends, Eva will discover just how strong she really is…and how important she is to everyone she encounters. Will she be able to find WondLa? What is it? And what will Eva do when she discovers that not all questions lead us to the answers we expect? Find out when you read The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi.
Like I said previously, once the action picked up in this book, the story really flew, and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I especially liked how Eva’s character evolved, particularly in her relationships with those around her. I also enjoyed what WondLa turned out to be and where it was located. (No, I’m not going to tell you, but be prepared for a bit of a surprise.) I look forward to seeing where Eva’s story takes us in the future.
The Search for WondLa is set to be the first book in a trilogy, but there’s no word yet on when we can expect the next book. In the meantime, I strongly urge you to visit http://wondla.com. This is one of the best book websites I’ve seen lately, and I plan to explore it myself soon.