5 Stars, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade

Review – The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

I did not spend as much time reading during the September 24-hour TBR knockdown so I only finished one book, but golly gosh it was a great book. This copy of The Trials of Morrigan Crow the first book of the Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend is an uncorrected proof sent to me by Hachette Children’s book and I thought I should share a short post with my thoughts on this book.


Title: Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend

Genre: Fantasy

Age Classification: Middle Grade

Publisher: Hachette

Format: paperback

Release: October 10, 2017

First of all, just look at this gorgeous cover! The covers that will be available are adorable, but this one feels magical and I am most happy that I got a copy.

Morrigan Crow is an eleven-year-old girl who is sentenced to die simply because she was born on Eventide. Despite knowing this, Morrigan is a kindhearted, adventurous and rather positive young girl. I also loved how sassy she was, especially given her circumstances, which made it much easier to connect with an eleven-year-old character.

The reason she does not die on the day she is intended to is that a mysterious man saves her from her terrible fate. His name is Jupiter North, is a strange, crazy, eccentric man who has plans just as strange, crazy and eccentric as he is. He definitely added spice to the story and his world was a wonderful setting for the magical story. The secondary characters, such as Fen the giant cat and her new friend Hawthorne, were also very interesting and wonderfully written. They not only made sense to the plot but they complimented both the story and Morrigan.

Speaking of plot, I thought it was crazy good! The twists and turns were all wonderfully formed which made reading the novel exciting and enjoyable. I liked how well the story flowed from one crazy event to another and that they all worked with each other in the magical world Townsend created.

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Over on Goodreads, I scored The Trials of Morrigan Crow five stars and I truly believe the book deserves it. I thought it was fantastic and magical, just what I like. This book is set to release on October 10, 2017, and I definitely recommend it. Judging by how much I enjoyed this book, I expect book two in the series is one I need to look forward to!

Even better, the series is said to have another eight books planned and the film rights have been already been sold. I can see this becoming another much-loved favourite of mine in the coming years as, if you could not already tell, I am already a massive fan of the first novel!

Do you think you will read The Trials of Morrigan Crow?
What other books have you enjoyed that involve a world of magic?

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x

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