Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1)
Morrigan Crow was born on an unlucky day and is blamed for every misfortune, from hailstorms to fatal heart attacks. Worst of all, she is doomed to die at Eventide on her 11th birthday, but at the last minute she is rescued by the eccentric Jupiter North, who whisks her away to a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. Morrigan has been chosen to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation, the Wundrous Society but, in order to join - and stay alive, she must compete in four dangerous trials against hundreds of other children who, unlike her, all boast an extraordinary talent.
This is an enchanting and whimsical adventure, featuring a sassy heroine, a truly horrible family, lots of secrets and plenty of oddball characters. Harry Potter fans aged 9 plus will adore this first book in a new series.
Winner Gold ABIA for Book of the Year 2018
Winner ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Readers
Winner Jessica Townsend 2018 ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year
Winner Children's Fiction and Overall Book of the Year 2018 Indie Book Awards
Winner Younger Reader's Category for the 2018 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize
Notabled CBCA Book of the Year Younger Readers Category 2018
My book of the year for 2017, Nevermoor is a story I can't stop gushing about. This debut novel is richly imagined, fantastical by turn tender, funny, and utterly charming. Live in a new magical world and get to know a cast of endearing and quirky characters as you ride along on a magical umbrella. Harry Potter Fans will adore this book and though it's aimed at ages 8-12, older readers and adults are sure to enjoy it too. It's certainly worthy of all the hype it has received! A staff pick by Bernice at the Dorothy Butler Children's bookshop.
JESSICA TOWNSEND lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She was a copywriter for eight years, and was once the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is her first novel.