95. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon) is as follows:

Imagination, 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?

Ability to read – Unsurprisingly I read this straight after the first one and finished the book in a couple of hours. As with the first, I was hooked on the story and the adventures the characters went on. I had no issue with reading it.

Characterization – Ezra Squall is a character I just can’t sum up. Believe me, I’ve tried. My opinion of him has shifted continually through this book and the one before. I can only hope that Book 3 gives me some answers. Morrigan Crow learned from the world around her and from the characters that interacted with her. I found her to be very brave in the situations she found herself in and her confidence seemed limitless. I liked that this book opened her up to more friendships and showed how loyal and fierce she could be. I also enjoyed the character play of not seeing someone as they truly are.

Visualization – Everything from world building to character development was still fresh in my mind from the first book, so I really had no issue with visualization and just built on what I had.

Uniqueness Enjoyment – There is a level of creativity that I really admire in this series. Something about the adventure just draws me in but it is Morrigan’s character that makes me want to stay. Is the base plot unique? No. But I’m coming to learn that this segment is a narrow spectrum to a large variety of books. I have decided to change the point from ‘uniqueness’ to ‘enjoyment’.

Did this book give me enjoyment? A bucket load. I am drawn to the innocent wonder of Children’s Books and the Nevermoor series is a reminded of what great creative juices lie in books for Children. From mystery, suspense, and adventure, to bravery, loyalty, and friendship, this book has everything you could want or need.

Star Rating – ★★★★★

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