Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Summary:
Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous four trials, and joined the mystical and prestigious Wunderous Society, but her journey has only just begun…
The people of the magical and secret city of Nevermoor have along memory of the monstrous attacks orchestrated by the only other known Wundersmith, Ezra Squall-and without giving Morrigan much of a chance, they seem to think her own knack for Wunder makes her just as deadly.
And it’s no surprise when the citizens of the Wunderous Society begin to go missing, Morrigan is the number one suspect.
Now it’s up to Morrigan and her friends, new and old, to prove her innocence-before she’s expelled from the Wunderous Society, her only home, for good.
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2)Review:
I’m so happy to say that I enjoyed Wundersmith so much more than its predecessor. I didn’t fall head over heels like so many others have for Nevermoor, but I wanted to. I wanted to love it like everyone else seems to. I found that with this second book. I think this series has such fun potential to make Morrigan a villain (I don’t think it will happen but the potential is there and that would be so interesting.)
We really get to see Nevermoor and travel all over this country. I really enjoyed getting to see more of this new place that Morrigan has claimed as her new home. I loved all the miscellaneous weirdness with the tricksy streets and what not. I thought the world building was entertaining and creative. I got exactly what I was left wanting in the first book.
As for Morrigan, I thought she handled her situation in the best way she could. I really liked how she wanted to be the best Wundersmith she could even though everyone seemed to be trying to prevent her from learning anything at all. I really felt back for her with everyone trying to convince her that all Wundersmiths were evil. I loved her friendship with Hawthorne and Candace. I’m really hoping in the next book that the rest of 919 pulls their heads out of their butts and becomes the brothers and sisters Morrigan is so desperate for.
I think Wundersmith was infinitely better than the first book in the series. I read this all in one day and adored every page. I think this is such a fun and creative middle grade story.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Summary:
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, Morrigan is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstones to heart attacks-and, worst of all, the curse dooms her to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s in Nevermoor that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wunderous Society. In order to join, and to stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children-or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)Review:
I flew through this story. I read it in almost one day. It was fun and whimsical with just a hint of darkness. I wasn’t as blown away as everyone else seems to be, but maybe that will happen in the second book. I’m going to keep this short and to the point because I’m not the intended audience for this book.
I enjoyed reading this. The world was interesting even though I would have liked a bit more detail and world building. I liked Morrigan and thought she was a good point of view for this story to be told. I thought her thoughts and feelings were interesting. She was probably my favorite part of the book. I thought the plot was interesting. All of the suspense leading up to the big bad Wundersmith kept me interested in the story and wanting to know what was going on.
Overall, I had fun reading this but it was very obviously a middle​e-grad​e story. I thought the characters were funny and odd. The whole story was whimsical and I can’t wait to see what chaos happens in book two.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.