Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow 2

Nevermoor 1

by Jessica Townsend

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 10/10/2017

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**Winner of the ABA Booksellers Choice Award 2018**

**Winner of Gold ABIA Book of the Year 2018**

**Winner : Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2018**

**Winner of Book of the Year for Younger Children 2018**

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian 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. Born on an unlucky day, she is 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 Eventide.

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 there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: 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. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all.

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.

Winner, Book of the Year 2018 at the Indie Book Awards.
Winner, Children's Book Category at the Indie Book Awards.
Winner, Best Children's Fiction at the Aurealis Awards.
Winner, Younger Fiction at the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK).

'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together. I loved Morrigan Crow, and I want to check in at the Hotel Deucalion.' - Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea

'Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favourite book.' - Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers

ISBN:
9780734418074
9780734418074
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10-10-2017
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
464
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x35mm
Weight:
0.44kg

Jessica Townsend

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Her pet fascinations include public transport, ancient cities, hotels, opera singers, Halloween, secret societies and gigantic cats - all of which have weaselled their way into Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her award-winning first novel released in 2017. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, the second book in this record-breaking series, will be released in 2018.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest-selling Australian children's debut since records began. It has won the 2018 ABIA for Book of the Year, Book of the Year for Younger Readers and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year; the 2018 Indie Book Awards Book of the Year and Children's Category; the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction; the 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Younger Fiction and was named a CBCA notable book.

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  • Spellbinding

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    I ordered this book for my 9 year old and when it arrived I thought I would have a quick read of the first couple of pages to see if it was any good. Well, I kept reading because I was so hooked! Before I knew it, I had read the first 60 pages before I had to put it down and pick up the kids from school. This is a great story and very well written. It keeps the reader interested and I can't wait to read the rest of it. I also ordered the second one.

  • Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson Bookworld

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    There is a special magic that comes from reading a particularly wonderful children’s book, and with Nevermoor debut author Jessica Townsend has made magicians of us all. The first in a brand new series, Nevermoor is a boldly evocative story that will take its readers on the most fantastical journey this side of Harry Potter, through a world filled with curses, black-smoke hounds and mysterious magical societies.

    In this world lives Morrigan Crow, a deeply unlucky girl doomed to die at midnight on Eventide, who is whisked away to the bewitching city of Nevermoor and given the chance of a lifetime - to compete for entry into the Wundrous Society. What follows is a tale with imagination in spades and plenty of charm to spare - readers both young and old are sure to delight in this book!