The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend

The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

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 ...

Details The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

TitleThe Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1)

  • Zoë
  • Lola Reviewer
    4 1/2 stars. This could be the beginning of a new series phenomenon. What do you say, Jessica Townsend? Are you ready for it?Morrigan Crow was born to die on her eleventh birthday. She is cursed. But an invitation to the elusive Wundrous Society changes her destiny. She needs to pass challenging trials that will determine if she has it in her to be part of something bigger than herself and join the elite group. But everyone seems to have a talent...
  • Mary Urban
    Great. Now I have to wait with bated breath for my Hogwarts letter AND Wundrous Society invitation to arrive? One was hard enough, two is just unfair.
  • Riley
    me: i don't really like middle gradeNevermoor: hime: talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before
  • Brenda
    Born as a cursed girl destined to die on the night of her eleventh birthday, Morrigan Crow was resigned to the fact that it was her fault whenever things went wrong. But as the hours crept toward midnight, Morrigan was rescued – whisked away in an unusual vehicle by a total stranger. Jupiter North was her saviour, and patron, and their arrival in Nevermoor, a magical place which had Morrigan enthralled, felt like a dream.Hotel Deucalion was to ...
  • Amber Robertson
    THIS REVIEW AND OTHERS FEATURE ON MY BLOGR A M B L EA big thing about me is that I love middle grade. Percy Jackson is one of my favourite series ever and I adore Harry Potter. So, with Nevermoor being marketed as ‘Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland’ I was pretty excited, obviously. When I went to buy the book the lady who served me told me how the author had grown up and went to school in an area I had lived during my younger years. My m...
  • Monica
    Oh man this was so charming and so much fun! I loved the world, the characters, and all the twists and turns. Definitely a new favorite series.
  • Mollie Reads
    Wowwww. I have no words. Definitely a 2017 favorite and may be my all-time favorite middle grade. Truly stunned by how perfect this book was. I need more!!!
  • Billie
    Books are constantly being compared to Harry Potter, but rarely do they capture that same sense of charm and discovery and wonder on first reading. I'm not going to say that Nevermoor reaches quite those heights, but it comes really, really close and seemingly without trying. Like a Dahl-ian heroine, Morrigan Crow is unloved and unappreciated by her family because she is a supposedly "cursed" child, destined to die at midnight on Eventide and bri...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Miss Morrigan Crow, daughter of the illustrious Chancellor Corvus Crow will not be mourned as she passes for she has brought misfortune and calamity to the shire of Jackalfax. Morrogan Crow is a catastrophic young lady that has been condemned as unfortunate, spreading hullabaloo and pandemonium throughout the community. On the eve of the Sixteenth Age of the Wintersea Republic, Morrigan receives an intriguing invitation extended by Jupiter North ...
  • rachel • typed truths
    The Trials of Morrigan Crow was a magical middle grade story that I know will enchant a whole generation of readers. I went into this story with incredibly low expectations since I rarely trust hype (especially when it comes from publisher-driven marketing) but I fell in love with this world. It was just so whimsical and clever; a blend of Flitterwig and The Paper Magician. Townsend has a natural knack for atmospheric world-building and I loved a...
  • Roy
    Read this in a sitting. Love it. Its been marketed as the next Harry Potter. I think thats unfair as it's only similarity is that they both have main characters who get exposed to a hidden part of their world. Morrigan Crow is a girl who seems to be cursed and on the strike of midnight will be dead. Fortunately a man by the name of Jupiter North whisks her away to Nevermoor where the fun and trials begin. Wonderful imagination, great fun characte...
  • Susan
    At over 370 pages, this novel has obviously been designed to straddle both the children and adult market. The cover, both with and without the paper jacket, is lovely and I like the attention to detail in the production of the book itself. However, of course, it is the story that counts and my ten year old daughter loved this. Subtitled, “The Trials of Morrigan Crow,” we know immediately that she is our main character and Morrigan is a girl w...
  • Kate Forsyth
    I was sent a proof copy of The Trials of Morrigan Crow by the publisher, Lothian Books, as part of a massive publicity drive promising a magical and captivating children’s fantasy novel. The back of my proof copy lists all the advance buzz this book has garnered – publishing rights sold in 28 territories, film rights pre-empted by 20th Century Fox, a ‘multiplatform marketing and publicity campaign like never before.’ I, of course, love ch...
  • Драгана
    Ako se po prvoj pročitanoj knjizi godina poznaje, ovo će biti jedna fantastična godina! Prilično sam skeptična kada na knjizi piše "za ljubitelje Hari Potera", ali ovaj put su bili potpuno u pravu! Svo vreme čitanja sam imala slične one leptiriće u stomaku, koje sam imala pre dvadesetak godina! Nemojte misliti da je ovo neka kopija knjiga o mom omiljenom čarobnjaku, osim što je i ovo priča o prijateljstvu, porodici (koja nam nije krv)...
  • Munro's Kids
    Okay, so until the halfway point I didn't want to like this book. It didn't start out strong, and seemed to borrow a bunch of ideas and tropes from other well-loved classics:- Mysterious and magical world that most humans don't know about (Harry Potter)- An age-old enemy of the magical world who is potentially popping back up again after being previously defeated (Harry Potter)- Borderline insane childish mentor shrouded in mystery who picks up o...
  • Myra
    4.5 STARS ROUNDED UP HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!I’m not a child and haven’t read a children’s book in ages, but I just loved this book! I can see why Amazon has selected it as the Best Children’s Book of 2017. This would make a great Holiday gift for kids.My thanks to Hachette Children’s Group for providing me with a copy.
  • Kristy ▪ The Reader Dragon
    Do you ever read a book and it reminds you of the exact reasons you love a particular genre? Yeah, well that was NEVERMOOR for me!There are honestly not enough words to describe exactly how much fun I had reading this - it covered pretty much everything I love about quirky urban fantasy novels! It was such an imaginative, whimsical, and refreshing read, and is abundant with loveable characters (and a few insufferable ones, too!). One of the main ...
  • Bridget Vollmer
    I absolutely loved this magical book! Granted I don't think any book will ever reach the awesomeness of Harry Potter, but this book shows such promise and I can't wait for the next in the series. I mean who doesn't love reading about a magical secret society, a giant cat that talks and a hotel that is constantly changing its rooms based on your wants and needs. Sign me up please!
  • Carolyn K.
    What in the world... Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow had garnered an exceeding amount of praise and recognition throughout news articles, catching my attention as well. From the film rights already sold to a 7-figure deal between major publishers and even being likened to Harry Potter (I mean no I didn't buy it of course, but c'mon don't we readers all get hopeful that the next big thing is finally here?) Nevermoor ignit...
  • Robin Stevens
    I just cannot praise this book enough. It's magical, mysterious, fun and wildly inventive, and Nevermoor is a place that I just desperately want to go live in. Please can I check into the Deucalion Hotel and sit in the Smoking Room? This book is going to be compared to Harry Potter, and in terms of worldbuilding and the emotions it gives readers it should be. But it's important to say that it's its own fiercely unique thing, and that's what makes...
  • Karyn Silverman
    Thoroughly enjoyable. Exactly the kind of book I loved as a tween. Looking forward to book 2.
  • Jonathan
    What is Nevermoor?Nevermoor is a new children's fantasy series by Australian author Jessica Townsend. The novel's tone is the hybrid of Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter. However, make no mistake, this is a work of children's fiction as "rare as hen's teeth" - a unique narrative. The novel is different from recent young adult novels such as the Throne of Glass series. Different, in that it targets the Middle-School age-bracket, rather tha...
  • Ivana Nešić
    Šta ga znam, neko bi možda rekao da je ovo Hari Poter sa devojčicom u glavnoj ulozi i nije da sasvim ne bi bio u pravu, ali nije baš ni da je HP prva knjiga s magičnom školom i teškim iskušenjima i tako tim.(Kad smo kod toga, od srca preporučujem Matje Idalf pred prvim izazovom. Magično jest, ali i duhovito na jedan jako pokvaren, francuski način)Nego, meni je Morigan bila zabavna za medalju.U njoj imamo prevozno sredstvo u obliku pau...
  • Melissa Souza
    **Thank you to Hachette Children's Books (Australia) and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.5 glorious stars!!!I honestly wish I could give this book more stars. It has got to be one of the best I have read so far. Where do I even start? I found it utterly and deliciously whimsical. The worldbuilding was phenomenal. The descriptions and imagery used were visually breathtaking. I was swooped up into the sto...
  • Nomes
    Ahh, how fun was this book!!! I had that 'this is going to be a good book feeling' right from the first chapter which caught me off guard with it's charming and whimsical vibe. But it wasn't just amusing or funny, it was creative and magical and felt wholly original. I was absolutely enchanted the whole way through, and the twists and surprises delighted me and kept me up in the night.As for the characters? Some loyal, some mysterious, others hav...
  • Taryn Bashford
    A fab 2017 equivalent to the likes of Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Imaginative and at times very funny Middle Grade novel.
  • Lianna
    I am VERY careful (and VERY sensitive) about invoking the name of some of my favorites when making comparisons with new titles. People too often throw around the name of the greats for hype and the books very rarely hold up. However, in the case of The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) not only are the comparisons accurate, but the hype very much deserved. Reminiscent of Willy Wonka, Alice in Wonderland and yes...Harry Potter; Morrigan Crow ...