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Review: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

March 14, 2018

Review: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

About the Book

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
My thoughts

Love it. Wow, what a world, Wow, what characters. Wow, what fun.

Morrigan Crow is the cursed girl who is destined to die. Jupiter North is the mysterious Patron who wants her to enter the Wundrous Society (and save her life)… but in order to do that, she must face and pass four trials.

This is a fun book that is fully adventurous, fully weird and fully magical. Giant cats, umbrella trains, witches, monsters and magic. A great read. Brilliant world building that any fan of Harry Potter will love. Morrigan is a brave, witty, persevering character who I happily championed. I want to see more of her. YA with heart and soul. I love the Deucalion – a hotel and a character in its own right. I want to stay there.

Unusual friendships, and dealing with bullies, there are many lessons within Nevermoor’s pages. I can’t wait to read it again.

Definitely get this one for yourself, then get another copy for your kids…




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