Hey BookWorms! Today I’ll be reviewing the enchanting and unique book by Jessica Townsend, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.
Morrigan Crow is Cursed. She was born on Eventide, the unluckiest day of the year for someone to be born. She is blamed for anything that goes wrong in her town, often costing her family a surplus of money. But the worst part of the curse is that Morrigan and every other child born on Eventide are destined to die on midnight of their eleventh birthday. But then something unexpected happens, at the choosing ceremony Morrigan is chosen not once but multiple times. Who would want a cursed child she wonders? Apparently someone named Jupiter North.
Morrigan is determined to try to enjoy the rest of her short life until Eventide when she will tragically die at midnight, but then the worst happens; Eventide comes early. As Morrigan and her family await her fate with a solemn feast, multiple things happen all at once. Most importantly a strange man called Jupiter North arrives and whisks her away to a fascinating and strange place called Nevermoor, the free state. There, she is offered a spot in the prestigious Wundrous society and a chance to finally have a place where she belongs. But in order to get there she has to earn her way through four trials, each designed to make sure that only the best of the best get in. Will Morrigan earn her place in the Wundrous society or will she be left without a place as an illegal fugitive in Nevermoor?
This book is an amazing tale of friendship, being true to yourself, and finding your place. While reading this book you will never once be bored, (if you’re left wanting more you can always read the sequel Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow) it is a masterfully written fantasy book and will not disappoint. It doesn’t have any violence or bad language but I think that it was written for kids in middle grades so for that reason I’d say around 9+.
Now for my postly “how would I describe this book in 3-4 words”
Enchanting, captivating, and fun.
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