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I’m always on the lookout for exciting new books that will grab my kids’ attention, and this one, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, just released on October 31 with great reviews! In fact, I first learned about it when I saw it on Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2017 list.
If your kids love sci-fi and adventure (think Harry Potter, Serafina and the Black Cloak), the will LOVE this book!
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is available now, and it’s geared toward the middle-grade crowd, ages 9-12. My daughter just started reading it and she’s loving it! The lead character,a girl named Morrigan, is the perfect heroine for kids!
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.
Meet Author Jessica Townsend
I always think it’s so cool to learn about the authors that come up with these amazing stories! Jessica Townsend is the writer behind Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow and has an interesting ‘previous life’ before she wrote this book!
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. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is her first novel.
You can grab your copy of Nevermoor: The Trails of Morrigan Crow here. Be sure to follow the publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on Facebook and Instagram. You can find author Jessica Townsend on Twitter!
The generous folks at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers are sponsoring a For Your Wundrous Wishlist! giveaway for my readers: One (1) winner receives:
- copy of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
- branded lapel pin plus Hotel Deucalion pen and notebook;
- AND a $50 Amex gift card to have a wundrous holiday season!
This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18+, and will end at 11:59pm ET on December 4, 2017. Good luck!