Nevermoor #1 Morrigan Crows Magiske Prøvelser
Title: Nevermoor – The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Author: Jessica Townsend
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: Morrigan Crows magiske prøvelser
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: Oktober 2019
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
A cursed girl escapes death and finds herself in a magical world – but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s 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 her eleventh birthday.
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 then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: 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 – an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. 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.
Even though this book is a children’s book I absolutely adored it. It’s an exciting fantasy story full of magic, wonder and of course the legendary evilness. This is definitely recommendable to both the young and elder audience. This book is the only book, that’ll even come close to the feel of Harry Potter! In addition, I believe this series will become hugely popular.
The book remains creative all the way through and doesn’t get boring at any time. If you’ve read a lot in the genre, you know when the twists and turns appear but it didn’t bother me in this situation.
The books with competitions being the center of the plot tends to become a little one note, but this story kept being thrilling and just sweet. I like how we in addition, also focuses on friendship and believing in yourself. Morrigan is an amazing protagonist with personality traits that really shine with her great humor and her charms.
The magic system really spoke to me. Like with Eragon the magic usage isn’t excessive and unfair, but the author kept it on a level that everyone can work with.
I don’t really have a bad word to say about this little snowflake. It was interesting and I’m definitely continuing with the series.