Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

nevermoor.jpgMove over, Harry, because there’s a new magical world coming to town, and it’s about to get real.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up a review copy of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love, which is precisely what happened when I got sucked into this whimsical, magical world.

Morrigan Crow is doomed to die on her eleventh birthday. But when she gets an invitation to compete for a spot in an elite society, her life changes forever.

I’m a big fan of competitions in books, especially when they’re  magical in nature. I recently finished re-reading V. E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows and while this book is definitely geared towards a younger audience and the trials are wildly different (and very unique) it still reminded me of the Essen Tach element games in that world. Since I’m a huge fan of such things, I was hooked on this premise.

This book will keep you guessing. I loved not knowing what was going to happen when I turned a page. It kept me racing through the book at a breakneck pace, and now I’m just dying to get my hands on the sequel ASAP. There had better be a sequel. That’s all I’m saying.

Jessica Townsend proves here that there is still plenty of magical universes to go around. This just might be the next generation’s Harry Potter. I certainly won’t be surprised if it is. If that doesn’t make you want to pick up this book, nothing will.

So, seriously, go. Get this book for every reader on your Christmas List. They’ll thank you later.

Rating: 5/5 stars 

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