Publication Date: October 31, 2017
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For ages 8 to 12
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.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
Nevermoor is one of the best books that I’ve read in a while, and If a sequel comes out I’m going to be the first in line to buy it. Each page makes you reach to turn the next, and I simply could not put this book down. In Nevermoor you will find characters with such extraordinarily built personalities, that you will love and hate some characters at the same time. plot twists and surprises catch you on each page, and all you can do is hope that things will go your way.
This book is bonkers good. Clean, visual writing lends itself to comparisons of Harry Potter, as do the vivid, colorful characters and tight plotting. It's very clear there is SOMETHING afoot, and there are clues dropped all over the place, but I didn't know where things would lead or how swept away I would be by the end. Truly delightful.