“Ginger was an understatement, Morrigan thought, trothing to hid her astonishment as the hat came off. Ginger of the Year or King Ginger or Big Gingery President of the Ginger Foundation for the Incurably Ginger would have been more accurate. His mane of bright copper waves could probably have won awards.”
Meet Morrigan, a cursed girl, who escapes her death and finds herself in a magical world. Sounds good right? But thats not it, it is not over for Morrigan, she has to earn her place in this world and is therefore tested in a way that she has never been tested before. Morrigan is fighting for her place in the Wundrous Society, alongside her patron Jupiter. In order to do this she must face four different trials against hundreds of others fighting for a place in the Society. It will not be easy, but it will be worth it.
This book! Omg. Wow. I just literally do not have the words to describe how much I love it. I was very apprehensive to start this book as I had heard it being compared to books that I absolutely adored in my childhood such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games and I was convinced that it just could not live up to their standards. I WAS WRONG, SO SO WRONG.
Nevermoor is the first book that I have ever read that gave me the same amazing feeling that I get when I read Harry Potter. The world that Jessica Townsend has created it just brilliant. It was so whimsical and exciting. I just wanted more and more. I devoured this book in a day I just could not put it down, I didn’t want to put it down. As soon as I finished it I just wanted to pick it straight back up and dive into the world again. I want to travel to Nevermoor, stay with Jupiter and be part of the Wunsoc right now.
The characters are fantastic and I enjoyed so many of them. Fenestra had me crying with laughter at certain parts int he book, such a fantastic imaginative character. So much sass and we all know I love a sassy character. I really felt for Morrigan, everything that she has been through with her family, however I loved seeing her character develop to the point that it is at when Nevermoor ends. I can’t wait to see more from her to see her develop further. Other character worth a mention are Jupiter and Hawthorne – I love them both so much.
This is the second time I have read this book and with each read it just seems to be getting better. It has opened up a new unknown love for Middle Grade books, as an adult I feel like I appreciate this book so much more. I am so invested in Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor, and I will recommend this book to every single person that will listen to me. At the time of writing this, I am eager staring at Wundersmith ready to dive straight in for the second time. Bravo, Jessica Townsend, Bravo!
And on that note … Step Boldly and happy reading!