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Nevermoor  : The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor

The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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Published: 10th October 2017
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is 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 Eventide.

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 there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: 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. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all.

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.

Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow:

'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together. I loved Morrigan Crow, and I want to check in at the Hotel Deucalion.' – Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea

'Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favourite book.' – Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers

'Queensland author Jessica Townsend's debut is an exciting and charming middle-grade read that will hook readers aged 10 and up with intricate imaginative detail and its sheer energy ... a compulsively readable romp that fans of 'Harry Potter', Terry Pratchett or Studio Ghibli will gobble up.' – Books and Publishing

'Readers, like Morrigan herself, will feel at home in this evocative novel where magic and confidence go hand in hand. An excellent and exciting work.' – School Library Journal

'Readers will feel as though Harry Potter is meeting Alice in Wonderland.' – Kirkus

'Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical ... quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years.' – Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike

'Fearsome and funny and original, it's requisite reading for fantasy lovers of all ages.' – Libby Hathorn, CBCA Award-winning author of Thunderwith

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Great looking read for young Grandsons

5

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Australia

This is an amazing book and it's a privilege to have read it

5

This book keeps you guessing constantly, with its suspense and plot twists, with its loveable characters and its evil ones. You think you know whats coming but let me tell you... you really have no idea!

Gold Coast, QLD

a hit

5

i brought this book for my grandaughter and it was a big hit she loved it

melbourne australia

my 10 year old son LOVED this book

5

My 10 year old son loved this book.

Macedon Vic Australia

Certainly recommended

5

As this children's book was recommended in an article I read, I purchased it as a Xmas gift for my granddaughter.

Frankston Victoria Aus

Better than Harry Potter.

5

If you loved Harry Potter, don't buy this. Nevermoor is better.

Queensland

best book ever!!!

5

best book ever!!!

Caloundra

For JK Rowling fans

4

Bought this for my Harry Potter-loving grandson and haven't had his review yet but I started to read it and found myself chuckling aloud, not a common occurence, so think he will enjoy it.

SE Qld

Awesome reading...This is the next big thing!!

5

Consequently, when writing this review I can't really be sure how Harry Potter enthusiasts will receive this story. I really, really, hope they love it. For all I know, they may hate it for all the reasons that I felt it was the most remarkable and engaging read of 2017. While this story draws obvious comparisons with the likes of Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland, Townsend seems to have taken inspiration from literature well beyond these stories. For instance, the eccentric Jupiter North was curiously reminiscent of the Doctor and the trials conjured up vague (albeit PG rated) references to the Hunger Games. That said, while being a textbook example of good versus evil, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is very much its own story, is utterly surprising and is entirely original. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow had me giddy with excitement. Not the kind of excitement that had me turning pages in fevered haste; more the kind that found me savouring every word (it is beautifully crafted) and feeling the urge to appreciate the unfolding story at a leisurely pace. In fact, more than once during my reading I found myself wishing silently "gee I wish I'd written this." If I am correct, Townsend's riveting debut will find her a place in the hearts of children (and fantasy loving adults) the world over. I really hope she doesn't let it go to her head though, as I need her to get cracking on the next episode in the amazing world of Morrigan Crow.

Adelaide, Australia

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Fearsome and funny and original, it's requisite reading for fantasy lovers of all ages. - Libby Hathorn, CBCA Award-winning author of Thunderwith

An extraordinary story full of magics great and small, from the Hotel Deucalion to the Magnificat... Townsend has created a book of wunders. In Morrigan Crow I've found a heroine I'm willing to step boldly after, and follow her wherever her adventure takes her next. - Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favorite book.

...a compulsively readable romp that fans of 'Harry Potter', Terry Pratchett or Studio Ghibli will gobble up. - Books + Publishing

Nevermoor is brimming over with imagination and fun. Morrigan is a wonderful heroine - dark, moody, and wry - and the unfairness of her situation makes her very easy to empathise with. The story gallops along, and the setting is wonderfully vivid ... A wonderfully assured debut from a young Australian author, Nevermoor sparkles with zest, wit and inventiveness. - Kate Forsyth, author of The Impossible Quest series

From the first sentence of Chapter One, "The kitchen cat was dead, and Morrigan was to blame", we are draw

ISBN: 9780734418074
ISBN-10: 0734418078
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 10th October 2017
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1