Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2
I really enjoyed this book . It's a masterpiece , from the cover art to the wondrous ideas enclosed .
This is the second book in a series , and I love the way it completely takes on the new pathway the author lays out , yet still connects itself enough to the first one to make those who read it feel like it was worth it . This book sets a grueling pace for itself from the very beginning , but that's not issue as I felt drawn to the world of Morrigan crow . The whole thing is intricately crafted and its most certainly a world full and already there , not just made as the vessel for the characters to ride on together . And that's what it is . Together . The characters are so well made , all these crazy people still fit in and interact in a way that feels so natural . Not to say anyone steals the lime light from Morrigan . She is bold , brave and so very much her own , not tangled up in any kind of pre-set path that these tween/teenagers seem to take . I love her character , all the way down to the way she appears to question things , dark things , the stuff shes not supposed to say , and I love how I can talk about Morrigan like this because she is in no way artificial , not just a character .
If the first book can be compared to the first harry potter book , this one can fits with a latter book . Having introduced a great world , it now adds layers of darkness . It is these layers of darkness that perhaps heighten the age rating from that of the first book , maybe from 8 or 9 to 10 or 11 . But still , this book gets a jolly good rating from me !