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Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1

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Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's series of the year. 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 organisation: 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 and confront her deadly fate once and for all.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.

Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 Reviews | Toppsta

9781510103825
  • ISBN: 9781510103825
  • Pub Date: 8th February 2018
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 384

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  • "Poignant...Harry Potter-esque adventure" (Time Magazine)
  • "Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype" (Mail on Sunday)
  • "A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive" (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

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23rd September '18
MattieTattie read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
An epic tale of a girl who has been the centre of everybody's troubles and was deprived of friends and a decent family. After being abducted by a mysterious ginger figure she is introduced to a world full of magic and wonder. I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to everybody over the age of 9!
20th August '18
Layla123 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
I loved all the mystery and excitement,it was well up my street and I loved characters,the storyline and the never ending cliffhangers .
25th September '18
rainbowunicorn read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
I thought this book was very good I know lots of people in my class who have read it and they were the ones who reccomendded it to me me .I highly recommend this book to 10 plus. The book is a mystery about a girl who is cursed and on her
29th August '18
G read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
I really, very much enjoyed Jessica Townsend’s first book, which is part of the Nevermoor series.  If you love Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, this is definitely for you! 

This is a magical adventure book.  There are illustrations at the start of each chapter and the cover by Beatriz Castro.  

Morigan Crow is cursed and lives in Crow Manor with her dad and stepmum.  Hawthorne is her new friend who she meets in Nevermoor.  Jupiter North is a member of the Wundrous Society, Jack is hi she nephew and dislikes Morrigan.

A synopsis  - the time has finally come for the cursed child Morrigan Crow to die.  Sadly on her 11th birthday.  She is trying to make the most of her bad life before she passes.  Without warning, Morrigan is taken away by Jupiter North who then takes her to a never heard of before city: Nevermoor.  She’s been nominated to join the Wundrous Society and to earn the very special seat on the train!!  Before that she needs to undertake four arduous tasks.  One problem... what is her exceptional talent?

I was very excited reading this because I wanted to know if she would pass the challenges.  I think the language used in this book, is quite advanced so I think it would be best for 11 years plus, or younger of course for the challenge! 
2nd August '18
Baby Girl read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
My daughter was pleased the main character was a girl - a great escape for the summer holidays. 
18th August '18
GummyBear2 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
This book was creepy and magical and very funny. My mum says parts of it remind her of Roald Dahl books. The main character is cursed and blamed for every little thing that goes wrong. She is very likeable so you want her to do well in the trials so she can escape the curse. I wanted to keep reading it to find out what happened and didn’t want to put it down even when it was bedtime. I think it would make a brilliant film and I can’t wait to read the next one. 
11th October '18
Esmerelda read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
5 stars
I was sent this book by toppsta.I read it and it was amazing i love the bit where its the hunt of smoke and shadow. There are no pictures exept for little sketches at the beggining of the chapters.This book made me feel like i was engaging with a mysterious world nevermoor.
15th September '18
Sillysausagebum read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
4 stars
I absolutely  this book! It is so good! Morrigan is so fierce and plucky, Jupiter is determined and funny and Noelle is a spoiled brat who thinks she`s the best! 

There were no illustrations but the descriptions were so clear that I didn`t need illustrations.

I recommend this book to everyone.
30th July '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
4 stars
I enjoyed reading this book. Its about a girl named Morrigan Crow she is cursed and destined to die on her 11th birthday. Jupiter North takes her away just as the clock strikes midnight. She has to pass 4 impossible trials to gain entry into the Wundrous society. This book is funny. I would recommend for people who are into magical adventures. 
13th October '18
Ac20 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
4 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It took me a long time to read it but it was worth it. The characters were described well and I could really see them in my mind when I was reading. I liked that the story had a lot of magical themes and events. I would like to read the next adventures that Morrigan goes on to see what happens to her next.
15th July '18
XanderPotter read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
4 stars
This was a really fun book and I liked it a lot. Morrigan is a funny character and I feel a bit sorry for her because she has such bad luck all the time. But then she is taken to a magical world called Nevermoor where she has the chance to stay if she can win a magical competition. The only problem is that she doesn't really have any magical skills so she has to find other ways to survive the tests! 

I met the author and she signed my copy for me, she was super nice and I think if you like books with magic and wizards and stuff you'll really like this. 
3rd August '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
4 stars
I am reviewing this book on look as I want to give it to children on the oncology ward and therefore I cannot touch it too much, I don’t want to put germs on the pages. I love that this book is a good thickness and means there’s a lot to read. The cover is inviting and makes the book look magical. I like the picture of Morrigan so that I know what she looks like before I read. There are some lovely pictures at the start of each chapter, I think a few more full sized ones would be great. I think the kids are going to love this book. Thankyou. 
2nd August '18
Imran read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
3 stars
The book was okay and had some drama and funny bits in it and was quite thrilling in some parts and you wanted to find out more about what happened
Was quite let down as the cover of the book looked very well and made me think the book was a fast action packed 
Illustrations were just for the next chapter in the book and it could have done with some photos so you can really get into the book.
17th August '18
AmeliaJane read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1 9781510103825
2 stars
Amelia was really loooking forward to this book as she has read all the Harry Potter books and is a huge fan of that type of book.  However, despite wanting to love it and enjoy it, she said it was a little boring and she wasn’t able to connect with it or get into the story.  She managed to get to chapter 3 before giving up which is unlike her as she doesn’t usually leaVe books unfinished.  I’m not sure if its too old for her, as shes 10 but perhaps we will try again in the future or I may try reading it to her to see if I can make it more interesting for her.  Such a shame.
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JESSICA TOWNSEND sometimes lives in London, and sometimes on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she grew up. She was previously a copywriter and the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Her pet fascinations include public transport and secret societies, ancient cities and underground places, hotels and museums, Hallow...

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