Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, Book 2)
By: Jessican Townsend
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE Stars
Best for: 12 and up
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow is book 2 in a new upper-middle grade series. Book 2 was as good as book 1, and now I’m looking forward to book 3!
I don’t know if there will ever be another Harry, although everyone’s always looking for it. Two books aren’t enough to know for sure (it wasn’t until Goblet of Fire that Harry really became special) and I don’t know what the future holds for Morrigan. But I’ll tell you this: if someone came from the future and told me Morrigan Crow is the next Harry, I’d believe them.
I love Morrigan. She’s strong and brave, but also naive and flawed. She’s packed full of potential and has room for tremendous growth. She has good friends and bad enemies. I can’t wait to see how high she rises.
I love this world. The dials for creativity and imagination are turned to 11. Morrigan lives in a living hotel where the rooms change to fit the mood of the guests. The head of housekeeping is a giant talking cat who used to be a champion cage fighter. The head of activities is a Vampire Dwarf. Her best friend is training to be a professional dragon rider. You get around town by hooking your umbrella to a rail and holding on tight. The school’s headmistress is two women inhabiting the same body. There’s something new and incredible every corner!
The writing is strong. The dialogue is smooth. The plot is clear. The story is engaging.
I can’t wait for book 3.
Content appropriate for all ages. 500+ pages might be too much for younger readers to tackle, or it might be perfect if they’re not intimidated by the high page count.