Normally we do tags on Thursdays, but lately both of us have been having a harder time finding tags we want to do or think are fun. That’s when I stumbled upon this new bookish meme: #MGTakesOnThursday created by BookCraic. Middle grade books have become a bigger part of our TBR, so this looked like a lot of fun. Let’s take a look at what this is all about!
How to participate:
- Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
- Open the book to page 11 and share your favorite sentence.
- Write three words to describe the book.
- Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.
So this is pretty straightforward! Today I’m going to showcase The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. This is the first book in the Nevermoor series.
A cursed girl 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 boasting 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.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend, Jim Madsen
Favorite sentence of page 11
The truth that she and every cursed child knew deep in their bones, had tattooed on their hearts: ‘I’m going to die on Eventide night.’
The Trials of Morrigan Crow in Three Words
Whimsical, Hilarious, Exciting
Why I Recommend The Trials of Morrigan Crow
The Nevermoor books are some of my favorite MG books and I think they fit the season so well. But more importantly, the third book just released (and I just got my copy) so it’s the perfect time to get into the series. These books are written really well, the characters are amazing and the adventure is so much fun. Candyce and I did a buddy review for this book that you can find here and a buddy review for the sequel that you can find here.
I highly recommend this magical MG series. Have you read these book yet? Or do you plan on picking them up? I would love to hear from you in the comments!