The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor) - Jessica Townsend
Morrigan is a cursed child and will die on Eventide, the last night of the Age. Unfortunately for her, this Age unexpectedly ends after just 11 years, instead of the usual 12 and before she knows it, the hunt is after her. But instead of dying, she is whisked away to Nevermoor. Here Morrigan thinks she is finally safe, until she finds out about the 4 impossible trials she will need to pass before she can stay.
I loved this book so much and I am so glad I squeezed it in to December's Believe in the Impossible Readathon. This is one of the books which really stuck in my mind. It's also probably the one that everyone was most excited for me to read so I think it deserved it's own post.
The hotel that Morrigan's saviour, Jupiter North takes her to is a mix of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and Wonderland. There is so much wonderful magic in this world! I love the idea of travelling by umbrella, floating down from rooftops and taking the Brolly Rail. I can't wait to read more and I'm really looking forward to the next Nevermoor book, Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow. Book 3 is out August this year too!
To create the Morrigan in Wunderland, I adapted a shot* into a long drink. In a tall glass full of ice, pour in a shot of triple sec and half shot of tequila. Lengthen with lemonade, give it a stir and enjoy!
*Alice in Wonderland