A Hero For WondLa

A Hero For WondLa (WondLa, #2)A Hero For WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this. A great piece of middle grade scifi. So much imagination in the situations and settings which are beautiful illustrated by the author, in a cartoony style in this gorgeously designed book. It had flavours of both Star Wars and Princess Mononoke with its amoebic aliens and ramshackle spaceships. Sometimes the prose is a little difficult to follow, but admittedly I did not read the first book and so perhaps some information is probably missing for me, because there’s quite a lot of world building that is glancingly referenced here that obviously occurred in the first book, which perhaps I should have read! Sometimes I felt like the action description is lacking a little physical detail also, but the pace is cracking fast, as with many middle grade books and to slow it down for the world building detail would probably be a little off putting to young readers. Anyway I still found the whole thing thoroughly enjoyable and a great inspiration for my writing. Eva Nine is a brilliantly spunky heroine and the secondary characters like Rovender and Hailey are intriguing and lively too.

Here is one of the stunning illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi…

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