Monday, November 19, 2018

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
(Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend
[Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway]

Hello! Welcome to the next stop on the Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I'm really happy to share my thoughts on this book with you!

Author: Jessica Townsend
Pub. Date: November 13, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 544
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD

Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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...

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

I really enjoyed the first book, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (read my review here), and have been looking forward to the sequel for months! There's a lot of world-building in the first book (which was a little overwhelming at the start), but it didn't take long for me to fall in love with the story! I had no trouble with Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, and happily fell back down the rabbit hole.

All of the characters are fantastic! Morrigan is really relatable, and I think she's a wonderful representation of children her age. She didn't have the easiest life pre-Nevermoor, but she worked hard to find her place in a new world. However, despite all of her efforts, trouble finds Morrigan and her friends. It wasn't what I expected, which only made things more interesting!

I love that the world felt like another character that was developed over time -- truly amazing! Nevermoor is full of secrets and magic just waiting to be discovered! (Confession: I read this on my own before reading it to my son. I couldn't wait to dive back into story, and finished the entire book in just a few hours.)

I absolutely adore the world Jessica Townsend has created, and I really hope there will be more books in the future. I'm sure Morrigan still has an adventure or two to go on! The ending definitely left room for more. Also, Jupiter North might be my favorite person in the world! I love that he calls Morrigan "Mog" as a nickname, and the way he's so fiercely protective of her. He's everything an adult should be, and just an amazing person in general. 

This is definitely a series I would recommend to everyone! It's fun, magical, and something you'll be thinking about for days after you turn the last page!

About Jessica:

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Her pet fascinations include public transport, ancient cities, hotels, opera singers, Halloween, secret societies and gigantic cats - all of which have weaseled their way into Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her award-winning first novel released in 2017. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, the second book in this record-breaking series, will be released in 2018.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest-selling Australian children's debut since records began. It has won the 2018 ABIA for Book of the Year, Book of the Year for Younger Readers and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year; the 2018 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year and Children's Category; the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction; the 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Fiction and was named a CBCA notable book.

Giveaway Details: 
3 Winners will receive a finished copy of WUNDERSMITH: THE CALLING OF MORRIGAN CROW, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/12/2018- Between the Pages- Review
11/13/2018- To Be Read- Review
11/14/2018- Maddie.TV- Review
11/15/2018- The Pages In-Between- Review
11/16/2018- Bri's Book Nook- Review

Week Two:
11/19/2018- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
11/20/2018- Jump Into Books- Review
11/21/2018- Two points of interest- Review
11/22/2018- The Reading Corner for All- Review
11/23/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review


  1. This looks really cute! I still have nieces and nephews that read middle grade so I will keep this in mind!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

    1. I hope you do! It really is a wonderful series! :)

  2. This looks like a really cute series! Thanks for putting it on my radar and glad you liked this as much as the first.

    1. There's not a cliffhanger at the end of the first book, but it definitely leaves you craving more. I'm so happy this book finally exists, and I cannot wait to see what happens next. <3

  3. Oh that's great! I would be curious to try

    1. If you decide to read it, let me know what you think! :)

  4. I love when a book stays with me long after I've read it.

    1. Book hangovers are great! I love when I'm still thinking about a book weeks after I've finished it. It means the story was impactful and memorable! <3

  5. The cover is so gorgeous! I know my younger cousins would love to read this.

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

    1. You should try it as well! It's really wonderful! :)

  6. Thank you for reviewing and bringing this book to my attention. This sounds like a wonderful series and I have just the reader for it. Checking into both books right away.

    1. I won a copy of the first book a few months ago, or I wouldn't have known about it either! I'm so happy I received the book, because it's one of our favorites. I hope you and your reader enjoy it! :)

  7. Replies
    1. Nicole! I cannot believe you haven't heard of this one! I always assume you know everything. ;) It's why I visit your blog so frequently, haha. I can count on you to bring new and amazing books to my attention. I really hope you have a chance to read this series! I want to know what you think. <3

  8. This series looks great. The covers are fantastic. Thanks for the post.

    1. I hope you have an opportunity to read this one! The characters and the story are fantastic! :)


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