Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
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An instant New York Times bestseller!
"A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine
A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination
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.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow
Dear Whoever You Are,
If you’re reading this either A, you’ve already read this amazing book and want to see what others think about it, or B, want to see if it’s the right book for you. Let me start by saying this is a wonderful, fast paced adventure, that really has you rooting for Morrigan until the end.
The story is about a young girl named Morrigan Crow who is cursed. Everyone blames her for pretty much everything. Every day, Morrigan has to send apology letters to people for things she’s never done. Morrigan knows it isn’t right, and despises writing these letters, but she doesn’t have a choice. She can’t even wish someone good luck. However, there’s one thing the people aren’t mistaken about: she is destined to die at midnight, on her 11th birthday. Her father isn’t any help either; as far as he’s concerned, she’s already dead. Her step mother isn’t a very nice lady either. The only person who ever really felt for Morrigan was her grandmother, whom stands up for Morrigan at times, but this doesn’t mean she’s a sweet grandmother, nor does she disagree with all those apology letters. On the day of her birthday, at midnight, something a bit crazy happens. Dark shadows appear, but she’s saved, and taken to a crazy place that she has to be told the name of. What IS going on?
Anyway, now that you know what this amazing book (in my opinion) is about, is it the right book for YOU? Well, honestly, i’d say it’s a great book for all ages, and as you should have guessed, there is no romance, so don’t go complaining. However, if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, or any other series with varied characters, and a whole lot of magic, this is the book for you. All in all, 5 stars. Wonderful characters, a strong story line, and lots of Wunder.
Just an amazing story that is truly eye opening.
- Level: Grades 3-7
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Oct 31, 2017
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 480 Pages
- Language: English