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 loved exploring the world of Nevermoor which was even more compelling and immersive compared to the first book! I was glad to learn more about the mechanics of how Wunder worked and how Wundersmiths controlled Wunder (and sometimes vice versa.) From the tricksy lanes to the museum of stolen memories, the world of Nevermoor never ceased to fascinate me.
Morrigan was the sweetest character. I loved that she was quirky (“A poisonous garden? Right up my alley!”) while down-to-earth and courageous. I was with her every step of the way as she struggled to make the right decision for herself and for her friends. She has a special place in my heart.
I fell in love with the other characters too. Jupiter was a treasure and Hawthorne was the funniest kid and most loyal friend ever!! In addition, some of the minor characters surprised me. I loved that there was ambiguity between good and bad — some good characters did bad things and vice versa — which makes it all the more unpredictable what would happen in the third book.
Being a middle grade book, this book had no romance at all. I loved that. If this was a YA book I could totally see a love triangle forming and this dissolving to all sorts of relationship drama and I was SO glad this was not the case. I loved the focus on friendship and family relationships.
The first book gave me all sorts of HP vibes and I got a bit from this book too, but I was happy to see this series having its own unique thing happening.
The magic vibes! The characters! The incredibly addictive plot! This book lingered in my mind long after the last page and I was so, so sad when I finished it. Can’t wait for book 3!
Book 3 isn’t out until August!!! It feels like too long to wait!
If you enjoyed the first book of series, you will adore this sequel as well! I loved reading more about Morrigan and her adventures as stakes rise and the story becomes a bit more sinister.
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