We have Zita's other adventures in our school library, so I was pleased that there was a new book out. This time around Zita will need the help of all her friends, old and new, to defeat the villain who wants to rule Earth. Some of the friends we see again are Piper, Madrigal, Strong Strong, and One. Zita is a great character. Even though she is a hero, she is still very human. She is impulsive, doesn't always think things through, and is still young enough to believe she can save everyone. But she is also brave, determined, loyal, and wants to do the right thing. The aliens and robots she interacts with have a variety of shapes, sizes, and personalities - and the good-hearted ones always love Zita.
Readers who enjoy action stories set in space with aliens, ships, robots, and gadgets will zip through The Return of Zita the Spacegirl at light speed. Fans of Zita's earlier books will especially enjoy the history of how Zita's character was developed. The back matter also includes sketches and a timeline of events related to the book's creation. Check out the trailer to find out more.
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. The book will be published May 13, 2014.