Townsend, Jessica. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Little Brown and Company, 2017. 978-0-316-50888-9 461p. $17.99. Gr. 4 and up.
Morrigan Crow is considered a cursed child. Born on an unlucky day, anything bad that happens in her vicinity is blamed on her. Cursed children die when they are eleven. On the night that she is supposed to die, Morrigan is whisked away by the most amazing character, Jupiter North. Jupiter takes her to an amazing place, Nevermoor, where she is entered into a trial to become one of the respected members of the Wondrous Society. Packed with surprises, interesting characters, and lovely phrases, this book is sure to please fantasy readers, both young and old. THOUGHTS Reading this was similar to the experience I had reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the very first time. It was a joy to read. I would highly recommend this book for all middle grade and middle school collections.
Fantasy Toni Vahlsing, Abington Friends School