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Review: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Hey all, Dani here.

I have ventured in to Starbucks for a little while to try and prep up my posts for the week, as we won’t have internet at the house until Friday afternoon, and I am already getting up there on my phone data for the billing period. So I will do my best to have my regular schedule of posts up, but if the format is wonky or the spelling is off or anything, I apologize. I’m writing these all up on my phone.

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Summary

Return to the magical world of Nevermoor! Morrigan Crow’s perilous adventures continue in the most anticipated sequel of the year, a treat for all fans of magic and Wunder.

Morrigan Crow has been invited to join the prestigious Wundrous Society, a place that promised her friendship, protection and belonging for life. She’s hoping for an education full of wunder, imagination and discovery – but all the Society want to teach her is how evil Wundersmiths are. And someone is blackmailing Morrigan’s unit, turning her last few loyal friends against her. Has Morrigan escaped from being the cursed child of Wintersea only to become the most hated figure in Nevermoor?

Worst of all, people have started to go missing. The fantastical city of Nevermoor, once a place of magic and safety, is now riddled with fear and suspicion…

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

This was even better than the first one, though I spent a good portion of it feeling as bad for Morrigan as I did at the beginning of the previous installment.

Morrigan was so happy and hopeful that her success in becoming a part of the Wundrous Society would mean acceptance and family. It also meant an exciting time at school, learning all of the fascinating parts of being in Nevermoor and being a Wundersmith.

But her being a Wundersmith causes lots of people to treat her as if she is a terrifying and dangerous being. They shy away from her and give her suspicious looks, or treat her with outright hostility. And the school takes this fascinating course schedule and reduce it to one class about how Wundersmiths are awful, evil menaces.

It is a horrid time for Morrigan, and if it weren’t for Hawthorne, Cadence, and the wonderful people at the Deucalion, this book would have been miserable.

There is so much more to learn and explore with this world. As we learn more, and more mysteries are uncovered, I find myself increasingly drawn in and wanting to explore further. I am wonderstruck by this fascinating series, and I am definitely eagerly anticipating news on the next book and its release.

Where to Buy

You can pick up this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

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