Book Review: Nevermoore and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

Book Review: Nevermoore and Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor Series

Book 1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Book 2: Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor is a magical world that immediately hooked me from the first few pages. We are introduced to a young girl named Morrigan Crow; a cursed child that is blamed for EVERY SINGLE thing that goes wrong in her community. Her immediate family treats her atrociously. Cursed children are meant to die on their eleventh birthday and as Morrigan approaches her eleventh birthday, her family seems to just be tolerating her until her death. Morrigan wants to be normal, she wants to be loved, she wants to be seen. Morrigan lives a very unhappy life, and when a mysterious man named Jupiter North comes to whisk Morrigan away; she takes him up on his offer. Jupiter lets Morrigan in on a secret, that the magical world of Nevermoor will allow her to escape the curse. She really has no reason to decline his offer. Furthermore, Jupiter presents her with an opportunity to join an elite society called the Wonderous Society. She is advised that she will have to face trials that are difficult and dangerous, but Morrigan longs for the promise of a family dynamic when apart of this society. She is willing to do whatever it takes. 

As we move into the second book, Morrigan begins to learn more about who she is, what her talent is, and this new magical world that she didn’t know existed before Jupiter showed up. Morrigan has passed the trials and joined the society but there are plenty of secrets to uncover. As she begins her classes, Morrigan is excited but she's learning quickly that she will not be immediately welcomed among her peers. In “Wundersmith” the world really comes alive and the magical elements start to be revealed. Honest, I liked the first book, but the second book was even better! The characters are well developed and book two is a great follow-up. I preorder the third book, which releases in October and I can't wait to join Morrigan once again. 

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