Nevermoor: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1
So, we won Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow on Toppsta and then realised there was the second book in the series. We purchased The Trials of Morrigan Crow so that we could read this first and then follow up with the second book.
Scarlett tried a few times to engage with the first book but struggled. She is 9, and according to the age category it should have suited her age. Eventually we sat and read the book allowed together. I had to agree with her that it was a hard book to get into. It was slow moving and didn't drag you in to the story immediately. Scarlett is loving the Cathy Cassidy series at the moment and I wander if the reason she didn't engage in this book is because they are a 2 different ends of the spectrum. 1 being set in the modern times, talking about schools, teenage love etc and the other being a fantasy set in a different world. I think, for both of us (mother and daughter!) there is something about the book being 'believable'. In this case The Trials of Morrigan Crow was a little detached from reality and a bit far fetched. Maybe we just don't have great imaginations! I can however see how it would appeal to other children. However, storyline aside I did think the book was written very well and was very descriptive.