Winner of the Waterstones Children's Books Prize, Younger Fiction Category. Shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, Children's Fiction.
Jessica Townsend's writing is very satisfying and her pen masterfully creates a magical world which is mostly unique. A demanding, but satisfying, read, but readers will be readers will be rewarded with an absorbing story, with pace, plot and character aplenty.
I was gripped reading this fantastic, magical adventure.
Magical 'middle-grade' fiction became the hot ticket, in adventures like Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor
Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page, Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book.
Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical . . . quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years
Utterly mesmerising from start to finish, Nevermoor is a masterful piece of storytelling, full of wonderful characters and world so rich in magical detail you'll think you've actually stepped into it.
Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favorite book
Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy
An extraordinary story full of magics great and small, from the Hotel Deucalion to the Magnificat . . . Townsend has created a book of wunders. In Morrigan Crow I've found a heroine I'm willing to step boldly after, and follow her wherever her adventure takes her next
Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype
The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up to the hype
'A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive'
Funny and delightful
'Welcome to your new obsession, Harry Potter fans. This perfectly measured combination of mystery, magic, a loveable heroine and an engrossing plot is one of our favourite children's novels of 2017'
A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in
Charming, magical and the perfect book to lose yourself in during the Christmas break...
'This magical debut novel is a dazzling and engrossing feat of imagination'
'Written with a wonderful deadpan humour and sharp dialogue, this is a must for the next Harry Potter generation'
The plot is fast-paced, there is a pleasing mix of menace and humour and Morrigan is an appealing, compelling hero, always ready to 'step boldly' into the dangerous and enticing world of Nevermoor.