Today’s review is on Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.
About the Book:
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.
AR Level: 5.6; AR points: 14.0
The plot of Nevermoor was interesting, but it was also kind slow because the main focus was on explaining the magic system. And near the end the plot was kind of predictable. However, I did like the concept of Nevermoor and I am looking forward to finding out more about this magical place.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters, especially Fenestra the cat – I loved her sarcastic but caring attitude towards Morrigan. Morrigan was also an interesting character, especially since most of her life had been filled with sorrow because everyone believed that she was cursed. Which is one thing I wish had been more detailed…why Morrigan was cursed. I know they go into some detail throughout the novel, but I also felt like there is still a lot that I don’t know about it. Jupiter North was also a great, quirky character and I feel like there is a whole book that can written about him.
I’m interested to see what happens in the next book, which is supposed to come out sometime this year. I gave Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow 3.5/5 Stars.
Janelle L. C.