Book Review

Book Review | THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW (NEVERMOOR #1), by Jessica Townsend

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

Publish Date: October 31, 2017
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 480
Genre: MG Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**


Synopsis:

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.


My Review:

When I first read the synopsis for this novel, I knew I had to read it. It sounded like everything I loved to read as a kid, and it definitely did not disappoint. The Trials of Morrigan Crow is a fun, fast-paced novel that is full of wonder (no pun intended) and magic, characters that delight, and a story that truly mesmerizes. Continue reading “Book Review | THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW (NEVERMOOR #1), by Jessica Townsend”

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Anticipated Reads

Anticipated Reads | October 2017

Oh, look, October is in…2 days.  Sorry this is kind of late, I’ve been a little distracted lately and kind of only just realized how close we are to the end of September.  Anyway, let’s look at some books that are coming out in October that I am really looking forward to.

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October 1st

The Goblins of Bellwater, by Molly Ringle – I’ve discovered that I’m not one for goblins and fair folk stories it seems, and yet the storylines keep intriguing me.  Take this one, for instance – I actually came across it at work this morning because it was shelved on the wrong cart, and reading the synopsis it sounded kind of interesting.  It reminded me a little of The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, which is one of the few fair folk/goblin stories I’ve read that I really enjoyed.  So, who knows, I might find another one I enjoy. Continue reading “Anticipated Reads | October 2017”