Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

by Jessica Townsend (Author)

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Pages: 465

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.

Recognition: Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction (2017), Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Book Award for Book of the Year & Children's (2018), Adelaide Festival Award for Premier's Award and Children's Literature (2020), Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for Book Of The Year, for Younger Children (ages 7-12), and for The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year (2018), Prix des libraires du Québec for Jeunesse 12-17 ans (2020), Prix for Meilleur roman fantasy traduit jeunesse (2019)

Nevermoor Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Nevermoor
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Sep 2024
Tags: fantasy  friendship  action  adventure  magic  family 

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