So I read Nevermoor for the first time in 2018 and by the end of the year I had read it 6 times!! I LOVED IT. I had it on my kindle, then audiobook. (It’s currently on sale in hardback for 8.99)
I absolutely fell in love with the world of nevermoor. It’s like reading Harry Potter or Percy Jackson for the first time all over again. It was like returning home after a loooong trip. I feel like I’m IN Nevermoor and I am Mog.
So here’s the blurb for you
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.”
This is a tale of a little girl who is nothing to no-one and has to learn that she is more than she ever thought even remotely possible. I mean she was supposed to die and now, she has to figure it all out.
It’s unique, intriguing and utterly beautiful. The characters are rich, interesting and well written. I can see them all in my head now. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves middle grades, or to read to your kids. I’m not going to talk about the plot because I feel like you should go in blind. But I loved every minute of this twisty turny tale of Morrigan Crow and how she jumps into life for the first time.
Book two is Wundersmith
and it got me out of an almost 3 month reading/life slump.
More of the fantastic characters I grew to love and a few new ones that I had to figure out. Mog now has her answer as to what her knack is and she has to navigate where that leads her.
I adore this series. I want book 3.
My husband had gotten me a new kindle and my friend sent me Wundersmith and I just ate it up. Then a few days later I got the hardback copies of both books in the mail from another friend to share them with my son! So now I’m needing the UK versions. So I have them in physical copy, kindle and audio, but I need more. I am so ready to share these with you! They are such little gems in a coal mine. I can’t get enough of them. I am so excited to see where our little characters go on their next set of adventures.
Seriously guys, go buy them so you can love them just as much as I do!!
Happy reading- Bookish Mom