Monday, July 22, 2019

Middle Grade Monday and Audiobook Review: Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. Unabridged e-audiobook, ~11 hours. Read by Gemma Whelan, Hachette Book Group, October, 2017. 9781478923435. (Review of e-audio borrowed from public library.)

Middle Grade Monday features Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow. If you love fantasy, you must try this book! It has been on my tbr forever and I'm so glad I finally got to it.

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Anything and everything that goes wrong in her town is blamed on her and her father has to pay. She's supposed to die on the eve of her eleventh birthday. Instead, she is whisked away by Jupiter North, who smuggles her into Nevermoor, where he intends to sponsor her for a spot in the Wundrous Society. 

The worldbuilding is unique as are the characters. There's suspense, humor, action and surprises. Something for everyone. The Trials of Morrigan Crow is book one of the Nevermoor series, published in 2017 and was Australian author, Townsend's debut.

The narration was brisk and engaging. Gemma Whelan had distinct voices and perfect pacing. Totally beguiled, I moved directly onto the second book and that will be highlighted next Monday. 

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