Title: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Series: Nevermoor #1
Author: Jessica Townsend
A cursed girl 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.
Waterstones made me buy this! I was innocently buying a Mr Men book for my son when the assistant recommended this….and who am I to say no?!
Persecuted as a cursed child, Morrigan Crow has accepted her fate. On Eventide she will no longer exist. That is until her saviour appears in the form of Jupiter North and takes her to Nevermoor…….
What a great read! Hotel Deucalion is somewhere I want to live, their Christmas made my heart leap with joy, Hawthorne made my heart feel happy for Morrigan and even misery Jack I liked come the end!
You know I did not know if I was going to carry onto the next book until the last 25%ish of this book. I mean I liked it, it was a good read but I cant say I was hooked……until 75%. Then I knew 100% I would. The crescendo. The reveal. The finale (for now).
‘Until then little crowling.’
Fabulous! It was like a child’s Darkling!