Chris the grandmother
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.
Chris the grandmother
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
i brought this book for my grandaughter and it was a big hit she loved it
My 10 year old son loved this book.
Macedon Vic Australia
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
If you loved Harry Potter, don't buy this. Nevermoor is better.
best book ever!!!
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.
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.
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. - Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society
...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
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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