Morrigan Crow is cursed and cursed children die on their eleventh birthday. But instead, Morrigan is rescued by a fantastical man who whisks her off to a secret city called Nevermoor to begin a new life. This is one of the best middle grade fantasy series to come out in years. It's brilliant, creative, magical, and perfect for the Harry Potter fan in your life.
— From Nevermoor
Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow:
A New York Times Bestseller
An IndieBook Bestseller
#1 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Waterstones Children's Book Prize in Young Fiction Winner
Winner of the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for Overall Book of the Year
Winner of the 2018 Australian Indie Book Award for Children's Book of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction
#1 Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Fall Flying Start Pick
TIME Magazine Top YA and Children's Books of the Year Pick
The Chicago Tribune Best Children's Books of the Year Pick
PDX Parent Best Books of the Year Pick
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year Pick
B&N Kids Blog Best Books of the Year Pick
Brightly Best Children's Books of the Year, According to Kids Pick
Iowa Public Radio Best Children's Books to Give Pick
South Coast Today Gift to Wrap Up for the Teen Readers in Your Life Pick
"Poignant.... A Harry Potter-esque adventure."
—The Washington Post
"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 favorite book."
—Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers
* "[A] spellbinding debut...Morrigan is a captivating heroine, filled with moxie and wit.... Whimsical worldbuilding, humorous dialogue, and colorful supporting characters compliment an adventurous, magic-filled plot that champions bravery, self-confidence, and hope."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Readers, like Morrigan herself, will feel at home in this evocative novel where magic and confidence go hand in hand. An excellent and exciting work."
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Readers will leap into this captivating world brimming with witty characters and unforgettable adventures. A perfect fit for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson."
—School Library Connection, starred review
"Townsend's debut novel is a tour de force of fantastical invention, revealing original conceits with each page-turn."
—The Horn Book
"Townsend knows how to keep the pages turning in this fast-paced story."
"The magical elements are well-written and clever...but the core of this novel lies in Morrigan's realization of her own value, of being a person worth attention and affection. A dark, mystical, and emotional look at a girl who has a complex relationship with magic in a sophisticated and lushly described world."
"Exciting, whimsical, and colorful, this first book in a planned series will be a favorite with readers who love fantasy and adventure."
—A Mighty Girl
"Whimsical and captivating....For fans of the Harry Potter and Divergent series."
—South Coast Today