Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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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 with 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.

A Harry Potter-esque adventure. -- Time Magazine
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 143 x 203 x 38mm | 522g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0316508888
  • 9780316508889
  • 86,242

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Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow:
A New York Times BestsellerAn IndieBook Bestseller#1 Kids' Indie Next PickWaterstones Children's Book Prize in Young Fiction WinnerWinner of the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for Overall Book of the YearWinner of the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for Children's Book of the YearWinner of the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction#1 Amazon Best Children's Book of the YearPublishers Weekly Fall Flying Start PickTIME Magazine Top YA and Children's Books of the Year PickThe Chicago Tribune Best Children's Books of the Year PickPDX Parent Best Books of the Year PickA Mighty Girl Book of the Year PickB&N Kids Blog Best Books of the Year PickBrightly Best Children's Books of the Year, According to Kids PickIowa Public Radio Best Children's Books to Give PickSouth Coast Today Gift to Wrap Up for the Teen Readers in Your Life Pick
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About Jessica Townsend

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, but has lived on and off in London for a few years. She was a copywriter for eight years, and in a previous role, was the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.
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Rating details

41,401 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (15,549)
3 10% (3,942)
2 2% (740)
1 1% (393)
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