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A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination

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.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

Hardcover, 480 pages
Published on October 31, 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316508888
ISBN-13: 9780316508889
29 Book Reviews
  • miaalmost 4 years
    i think that the dog was realy kind and loving
    • mybooksandi
      mybooksandialmost 4 years55 starsFeatured
      Ok, Nevermoor; The Trials Of Morrigan Crow, lets do this... So when i started reading this, I loved how Jessica Townsend stated that Morrigan Crow was born to die on her eleventh birthday. I really liked how a single letter from the Wundrous Society changed her whole destiny and tried to fight the evil curse set upon her. Character devolopment- Check (One star) Setting- Check (One star) Thrilling- Check (One star) Originality- YESSSSSS Well, after reading Harry Potter I guess my reasoning is not that strong considering that Harry Potter is awesome and this is awesome and the whole world is awesome, and, and, and.... In all, awesome book. I might just add another star for an AWESOME execution. 5 , that’s AMAZING. I received an ARC from DogoBooks, this has not influenced my opinion.
      • readingriley
        readingrileyalmost 4 years
        Good job Kendal
        • callie_b
          callie_balmost 4 years55 starsFeatured
          11-year-old Morrigan Crow has always been blamed for everything. Since she was born on an Eventide, the beginning of a new age in her town Jackalfax, she is cursed to die on midnight the next Eventide, along with all the other kids that were unluckily born on that day as well, which makes her a bad-luck charm throughout her town. But when Eventide unexpectedly occurs early, Morrigan receives a mysterious letter from a man called Jupiter North, asking her to become his apprentice. It's an amazing opportunity, and even though it's almost midnight, she signs it, as all her hope is not yet lost. Suddenly, a strange man appears in her room, and with a narrow escape from midnight that Eventide, they crash through the massive clock tower of the town and are transported into seemingly into another world, a magical place called Nevermoor, thus cheating her death! The man, as Morrigan finds out, is the one and only Jupiter North! He brings her to his grand hotel and he tells her that he is entering her into a series of trials determining if she can get into the prestigious Wundrous Society, something Morrigan soon desperately wants to become part of, so she can finally be part of a family. She will have to compete against 500 other kids who are also competing for the few spots available, and if she can make it past the first few trials, she will have to present her special "knack" to the judges. But Morrigan has no clue what her special talent is, or how she'll figure it out! This question presses her as she is tested through every twist and turn of the Trials. Will Morrigan ever figure out her knack and become part of the Wondrous Society? Or will she have to be taken back to Jackalfax and face a terrible fate? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK! No joke, this is literally one of my favorite books OF. ALL. TIME!! If it was possible to give this book 10 stars, I would!! The plot is gripping and magical. I loved the action and suspense of the Trials, and one of my favorite parts is Christmas-- it is so so good! I cannot wait until the next book comes out! Jessica Townsend is a fantastic author and I love how she shaped the characters throughout the book. I really enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend this book to any fantasy-loving person, and everybody else as well! :)
          • domosaur
            domosauralmost 4 years55 stars
            Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan crow is about a girl who was born on the unluckiest day, Eventide. This causes Morrigan to be the center of the blame whenever something bad happens. She is also cursed, which means she is destined to die at the stroke of midnight on her eleventh birthday. While waiting for her fate to come, a mysterious man named Jupiter North comes and takes her to a sercret and magical city of Nevermoor. Later on, Morrigan finds out the true reason why she was brought here. It is because Jupiter choose her to join the highest class organization, the Wundrous society, but it won't be that easy to get in. She must earn her way into the organization by completing four difficult and treacherous trials against other talented children. Will she pass these tests, or will she face her fate? To find out, read Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow.
            • readingkendal
              readingkendalalmost 4 years55 starsFeatured
              This book is so amazing! This is about a girl named Morrigan Crow who is doomed to die on her 11th birthday. But then a guy named Jupiter North comes and brings her to Nevermoor skipping death. There she competes in trials to become a member of the Wundrous Society and is supposed to have a knack or some sort of talent but she doesn't think she does. While staying there she lives at Nervermoor's famous Hotel Duelicon run by Jupiter himself. There she meets Jack, Martha, Fen, and lots more! As the different trials come nearer Morrigan worry's she won't make it. But when she meets Hawthorne she realizes that she needs to just remember she can do it. I think this book would be a great movie, and I hope one day there is a sequel to Nevermore because I think it would be a great series. I really like the characters, the storyline and the magic. I recommend this to anyone who likes magic, friendship, fantasy, and much more!
              • maddyp18
                maddyp18almost 4 years55 starsFeatured
                This book is such a great fantasy novel, you just have to read it. Morrigan Crow is cursed, and she is blamed for all the accidents or unlucky incidents that happen in her town. She is also doomed to die on her 11 birthday at midnight. But then, on the night of her birthday, a strange man named Jupiter comes and takes her away from her home in a huge two-story-high brass pod, far away from her dull family, narrowly escaping death. They arrive in the secret, magical, colorful city Nevermoor, where Morrigan learns that Jupiter has chosen her to compete in four difficult trials to get into the incredible 'Wundrous Society' which Jupiter himself is in. There she learns that getting into the Wundrous Society isn't going to be as easy as it sounds, as she's competing against more then 500 kids, and she's expected to have a talent that makes her special, when she's sure that she doesn't. Will Morrigan discover her talent that Jupiter assures her she has, or will she fail the talent trial, and get sent back to her old home, where she's doomed to die. Read the book to find out what happens next. If you really like reading fantasy novels, this is the book for you, with just the right amount of action, emotion, and wit. I'm hoping there will be a sequel, because I can't get enough of this story, and I couldn't put it down when I was reading it. This story takes you away to another world, and you really care about the characters. I recommend this book to kids in late elementary and middle school.
                • jeffdaboss
                  jeffdabossalmost 4 years55 stars
                  Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow stars Morrigan Crow, the infamous cursed child of Jackalfax. Not only is she scheduled to die on her tween, but every incident that happens in her town is blamed on her. As she and her family are awaiting her fate, a strange man comes to her house and saves her from death. He takes her to another place called the Free State and she learns that he has picked her as his candidate for the prestigious Wunderous Society. She learns that she needs some sort of talent to be a candidate for the society, and she has none. Jupiter, the man who took her in, won't tell her. She must succeed in trials if she wants to stay in the Free State. If she fails, she is deported to Jackalfax and many people suffer, including Jupiter and herself. As she goes on this journey, she encounters many new people and wonders of the Free State.