Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy
Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page, Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book.
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.
Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical . . . quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years
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
'A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive'
'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'
I was gripped reading this fantastic, magical adventure.
'Written with a wonderful deadpan humour and sharp dialogue, this is a must for the next Harry Potter generation'
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Books Prize, Younger Fiction Category. Shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, Children's Fiction.
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
The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up to the hype
Charming, magical and the perfect book to lose yourself in during the Christmas break...
Magical 'middle-grade' fiction became the hot ticket, in adventures like Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor
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.
'This magical debut novel is a dazzling and engrossing feat of imagination'
A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in
Funny and delightful
Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype
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.