Title: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend
Published: February 8th 2018
Series: Nevermoor 1/?
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Disclaimer: I bought this myself, all opinions are my own.
I buddy read this book with Suzanne over at @bookmarvel and I actually really liked reading this one.
It’s a middle grade book about a girl, Morrigan Crow who believes that she is cursed and anything that bad happens around her or to others where she lives, it’s instantly blamed on her because she was born on Eventide. This also means that she is destined to die on her eleventh birthday but when she awaits her fate on her birthday night a strange man by the name of Jupiter North turns up and whisks her away to Nevermoor as the hounds sent to kill her are released and her family believes that she is dead.
Jupiter North enrols Morrigan into a series of trials for her to win a place in the Wunderous Society. There are four trials for her to undertake and the final trial is for all participants to show off their knack, a talent that they have, which Morrigan is convinced that she does not have. But she has to pass the tests in order to stay in Nevermoor otherwise she might have to confront her fate.
I liked the writing style of this book and though I did find the beginning to be a bit meh as there wasn’t a whole lot going on at the first 50 or so pages but it got better and I really want to grab the second book, Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, when it’s out in paperback in May!