Ahoy there me mateys! If ye haven’t read the first book in this series, nevermoor, then ye might want to skip this post and go read the first book. Worth the read. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
The first book was excellent and the second book even better. I was excited to read this one. And then it was just okay and the more I think about it the sadder I get. Ye see the first two books were full of action and insight into the world. In this book Morrigan didn’t really do much. There was too much focus on the past memories in the school and the hollowpox sections felt like nothing really happened either. Lots of discussion for little benefit. Telling not showing. I feel like this book could be completely tossed out and not much would be different. The plot was messy, the cause and cure for the hollowpox was a bit nonsensical, and I am bit confused as to how the ending of the book is going to move forward for the next book. Will I be reading the next one? Aye, mateys. But I will likely never reread this one. Arrr!
Goodreads’ website has this to say about the novel (shortened by me for spoilers):
Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived . . . Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts of the Accomplished Wundersmith, and control the power that threatens to consume her.
Meanwhile, a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. There are whispers – growing louder every day – that this catastrophe can only be the work of the Wundersmith, Ezra Squall.
But inside the walls of Wunsoc, everyone knows there is a new Wundersmith – one who’s much closer to home. With Nevermoor in a state of fear and the truth about Morrigan threatening to get out, the city she loves becomes the most perilous place in the world. Morrigan must try to find a cure for the Hollowpox, but it will put her – and everyone in Nevermoor – in more danger than she could have imagined.
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