wundersmith: book review


Title: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #2)

Author: Jessica Townsend

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Pages: 467

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(Possible spoilers for book 1)
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…

My Review:

(Thank you to Hachette Australia for sending a copy of this book my way in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my thoughts or opinions on this book.)

This review has been long overdue, not because I only just read the book, but purely because I am lazy and just haven’t written it until now, a month after I finished the book. I mean, at least I’m finally writing it now, right?

But anyway, enough about me being a terrible blogger, let’s talk about this wunderful *wiggles eyebrows* book, shall we?

This book pretty much started where the last book left off, which was great for me since I read the first book over a year ago and had forgotten quite a lot that had happened. But as soon as I started reading Wundersmith, almost everything from the first book came back to me and I was instantly hooked to the story. Like ‘I don’t want to put this book down until I finish it and if I’m late to work then so be it’ hooked (I actually was almost late to work because I so desperately had to finish reading this book, but I finished the book and just managed to get to work on time so everything was fine).

This story was full of magic and fun and was just such a joy to read, I mean I really couldn’t put it down (see above) so what more do I really need to say about it? I guess the best way to describe just how much I loved this book is to compare it to Harry Potter. I know, I know, you probably just rolled your eyes at me. “Nothing comes close to Harry Potter,” you say, “nothing could ever compare to the beauty that JK Rowling created.” And look, I don’t disagree with you, but hear me out. You know that feeling you got when you first read/watched Harry Potter? The way the story was told, the magic within it, the characters, the ridiculous settings; just everything? Yeah, that’s how this book made me feel.

Wundersmith was an amazing sequel to a great story, and I honestly cannot wait to see where this story goes because I truly believe that it’s going to be such a magical journey that so many people are going to enjoy. So yes, if you love Harry Potter I really do think you’ll love the Nevermoor series; it’s just so full of magic and adventure and you cannot help but love every second of it.

Actual rating: 4.5 stars


Have you read Nevermoor? Or its wunderful sequel, Wundersmith? What were your thoughts?

Until next time, danielle

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