Do you see the glow? It’s the Wunder. It’s calling to you.
The sequel to Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow was jampacked and riveting. We return to Nevermoor to join Morrigan at the start of her new year at the Wunderous Society. But it goes miserably. As a cursed child, Morrigan has gotten use to bad things being being blamed on her, but even she couldn’t expect this.
It’s the edge of your seat kind of read that will have you reading through the night.
Townsend is a master world builder, and the magical city of Nevermoor is no exception. World building is an art, but when you add elements like tricksy lanes and hidden markets, spectacular feats and creepy festivals, you create a masterpiece. This world has become one of my favorites and I cannot recommend it enough.
Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland, in this colorful, magical world!
What I love most about the style of this book is the whimsical language use. I will probably forever be referring to my umbrella as a brollie going forward. I want a smoke room, where scented smoke wafts off the wall to stimulate your focus or help you relax. Basically I just want to move into the Hotel Deucalion. The powerful writing had me crawling, crying and rallying to Morrigan’s side for the injustices. And to my dismay I was utterly shocked at the plot twist. I was so swept up in the story and let my defenses down. I couldn’t believe it.
I have found a new appreciation for my favorite characters, and found a love for a few new ones as well. The creative and somewhat wacky hotel owner is by far my favorite, despite his ability to disappear and make plans that only reveal themselves much later on in the book.
About this book:
Published October 30th 2018 by Lothian Children’s Books (Hachette Australia)
Original Title Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor …
Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And she is fast learning that not all magic is used for good.
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…