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

wundersmith.jpgImagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly curse and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection and belonging for life – but then Morrigan doesn’t receive the welcome she hoped for…

Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is only taught that all Wundersmiths are evil and she must suppress her mysterious ability at all costs.

To make things worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety into one of danger. Society members are going missing, someone is blackmailing Morrigan’s new friends, turning them against her. And Ezra Squall, the evillest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her, which is becoming ever harder to resist…

Has Morrigan’s dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began?

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My rating: Cyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full star

I think this may have outshone the first book, slightly.

It has the benefit of having settled in to the world, and not needing as much back story. And I loved getting to see more of Wundrous society. The school! (Wish we’d got to see more lessons, but that’s cause I’m a giant nerd). The bizarre! I will continue to campaign for more Jupiter though, always. I love him with Morrigan. And more Hawthorne and Cadence. I loved their friendships.

The 919 were pretty awesome too, though also sometimes pretty heartbreaking. I’m glad it works out, but there’s definitely some discussions needed there really!

And then there’s Squall, again being intriguing. I like that he’s mostly considered evil – we don’t actually see too much of it. It’s also not standard 2-D villainy, there’s motive and machinations a plenty. Dying to know more about his grand plan!

Morrigan continues to be lovely – she’s so well written IMO. I loved her discovering the map lessons, and her yelling at her professor, or worrying about Jupiter. I think I’d want to be her friend.

Can’t wait for the next one, this series continues to be pure magic.

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Buy Wundersmith from Amazon UK.

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