Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, 2017
Ten-year-old Morrigan Crow is cursed! The batch of marmalade failed- Morrigan’s fault! Billy misspelled his word in the spelling bee- Morrigan’s fault! There are only so many apology letters a cursed child can write. Alas, Morrigan is destined to die on her eleventh birthday freeing her community from the curse, but suddenly Morrigan is whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor. Once a cursed child, Morrigan will now compete to become part of a secret organization called the Wundrus Society.
For Harry Potter fans, this delightful first book begins a journey into a magical new series. Debut author Jessica Townsend creates an enchanting character who is humorously resigned to her fate. Morrigan is surrounded by a cast of unforgettable and beloved characters such as Fenestra, the cat who is head of housekeeping at the Hotel Deucalion, and her intrepid and beloved mentor Jupiter North, who believes Morrigan, whom he affectionately calls “Mog”, is capable of incredible endeavors.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, is an enchanting and whimsical adventure of a young girl whose destiny is so much greater than she could ever believe. A must read for fans of magic and precocious children with great fates.