Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Since it is my day off, I decided to tackle a longer book.  I picked this one up at work a couple of days ago on a recommendation from a friend.  Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend did not disappoint.

Morrigan Crow is cursed.  She was born on Eventide – an unlucky day – and is blamed for all sorts of misfortunes.  Her – a prominent politician – then has to pay for the damages that she causes.  The worst part of the curse is that it means that she will die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

Then, a man named Jupiter appears and he takes Morrigan away.  He makes her family believe that she has died and rescues her, taking her to Nevermoor.  Once in Nevermoor he enters her into the trials for the Wundrous Society.  Morrigan must compete against hundreds of other children for her place in the Society.

This book was so much fun to read.  It has a taste of Harry Potter crossed with a hint of Hunger Games and a dash of Mary Poppins with a side of Final Fantasy thrown in.  I had a lot of fun reading it, and it was an excellent follow-up to the sad book I recently read (One for the Murphys review here).  It has a nice mix of dystopian fiction (lite), fantasy/adventure, coming-of-age lessons, and a small taste of sci-fi.  I can’t wait to find and read the second book.  I am just sad that the third in the series won’t come out until August.

I love reading new books on my days off.  It is so much fun, and I can’t wait to talk to people about the books I am reading.  Now, I just need to decide if I am going to try to read one more book today or write for a bit.  I really should do laundry and clean up a bit…  I should…  Until next time, Happy Reading!

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