Nevermoor – Jessica Townsend

Hello bookish friends,

Synopsis (goodreads): 

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.

Book Review:

This book was fantastic, it was magical and whimsical and everything I love about children’s books. Jessica Townsend has a way o making a world magical yet believable. I fell in love with the design of the book, the writing style, the characters and for once I have no criticisms or doubts about the book. Nevermoor is a book filled with mystery and intrigue which keeps you hooked from the outset. The characters are wonderful and each one would appeal to a certain type of child. I fell in love with the character of Fen and I cannot wait to pick up the second instalment to carry on this amazing series.

This book is perfect for the spooky festive season as it has some darkness within and is surrounded by magic and wonder. I have so many feelings about this book and it has fast become one of my favourite reads of the year. I don’t think i have ever read a children’s book apart from Harry Potter that has made me want to live in a particular world more (excluding YA) it is just fantastical.

As always, happy reading.



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