Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tony DiTerlizzi’s New York Times bestselling, richly illustrated The Search for Wondla series with this second installment of the modern classic space-age adventure featuring an all-new look.
Eva Nine thinks she has everything she’s ever dreamed of when her new friend, human boy Hailey, brings Eva and her friends to the colony of New Attica, where humans of all shapes and sizes live in apparent peace and harmony. But all is not as idyllic as it seems, and Eva Nine soon realizes that something sinister is going on—and if she doesn’t stop it, it could mean the end of everything and everyone on planet Orbona.
The sequel to DiTerlizzi's The Search for WondLa finds 12-year-old Eva Nine and her alien companion Rovender Kitt in the human city of New Attica. At first, this seems like the culmination of Eva's quest: raised by a robot in an underground sanctuary, she had been searching for humans like herself. But in New Attica, Eva begins to notice that her human peers have ulterior motives and hidden motivations. Narrator Teri Hatcher's performance of the book's dialogue is exceptional: she breathes life into each of the characters, differentiating them with distinct voices and vocal mannerisms. However, when she reads expository or descriptive passages, her voice becomes stilted. And this contrast will likely prove jarring to listeners especially ones immersed in the story by the narrator's fine rendering of the characters. Ages 10 up. A Simon & Schuster hardcover.