The third and final book in the WondLa trilogy was a sweet little read. Though much was predictable, clearly Eva Nine is going to triumph, but it was an interesting journey. Our book begins right after the second books ends, which I appreciate, and which I think the middle graders to which these books are geared, will also like. Eva Nine and Hailey are trying to avoid being captured by Cadmus’s warbots and are also looking for Zin to tell him the truth about the invasion, and hopefully save Orbona. As usual, Eva Nine must make some difficult decisions about who to trust. She finds herself thrust unwittingly into the position of the spokesman for the human remnant that remains after Lorac’s betrayal.
DiTerlizzi’s pictures do much to spur the narrative along and the pace of the action keeps the reader invested. I am not sure I needed the tacked on 100 years later, 200 years later, and 300 years later epilogues, but as a writer I can see that Diterlizzi may have just wanted to finish out the story and make sure there was no temptation to continue the series. We know all that we need to know in a nice three book package, why ruin it? I would suggest this to middle grade readers, fantasy fans, and as a book parents could read with their kids. It has some great themes for discussion: loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness, fear etc.