on October 31, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Action & Adventure, General, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Social Themes, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Emigration & Immigration, Friendship, Emotions & Feelings
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A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who 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 with 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 fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
I’m glad that I feel the love of reading back coming back into my life and I’m definitely feeling refreshed. Hopefully other good news throughout the world is right around the corner regarding this pandemic. Let’s back to the real reason why you’re here the book review.
If I’m being perfectly honest I picked up this book from the used bookstore because I thought the cover was fanciful and lovely then I discovered that I had heard about this book from several booktubers that I enjoy watching as well as other bookstagramers that I love.
I loved the fanciful world that Jessica Townsend created and all the skills that each of the Wunder Society candidates have. I loved the idea of the Wundersmith and the character of Jupiter North. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to hear more about the life of Morrigan Crow. I am bummed a bit that it is an ongoing series that I after a few books I will have to wait for books to come out.
I’m excited to be back here and sharing more book reviews with you, so hopefully more coming soon. Let me know if you have read this book or any of the other books in the series. I hope to see you here again soon.