Nevermoor - The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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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 and whisks her away to a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

My Thoughts

Wow! This book is a whirlwind of adventure, a rollercoaster of magic and a maze of intrigue! Children will love the enchanting, cinematic world Jessica Townsend has created. Nevermoor is a feat of storytelling; multi-layered, well-paced, fabulously drawn and well written. There are many threads to which the author holds as tight as her heroine, Morrigan Crow, clings to her magic umbrella, never letting go until the happy conclusion when everything comes together. The story is funny, intriguing and entertaining. The characters are real and the magical world really comes to life with Townsend’s skilful story-telling. A must read and I would imagine shortly to be a wonderful film.

I listened to the Nevermoor audio book performed by Gemma Whelan who gets the myriad of characters and accents spot on. I highly recommend it for long journeys when both adults and children will be so absorbed you’ll have arrived before your first passenger asks “are we there yet?”

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