Book: Nevermoor - The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Synopsis: Morrigan Crow, a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination
I was kindly gifted this book at a publishing event I attended last year at Hachette Publishing Group in London. I’d seen them promoting the book on their twitter as it was one of their newest releases around the time, being hailed as the next Harry Potter. Now that is a massive statement to make, and I know that the Harry Potter series means so much to so many people, so obviously I was intrigued!
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is the story of Morrigan Crow, a child who happened to be born on Eventide which, in the world she lives in, means that she is cured and destined to die on her 12th birthday. However, things take a turn for the worse on her 11th birthday, and the next Eventide starts a year early. Having accepted her fate, Morrigan believes she is to die, until a strange man named Jupiter North turns up and whisks her away to a magical world she had no idea existed.