Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, Book 3)
By: Jessica Townsend
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE STARS!!!
Best For: 12 and up
I don’t know if there will ever be another Harry, although everyone’s always looking for it. After three books though, things are looking pretty great for Morrigan Crow. I don’t know what the future holds for Morrigan. But I’ll tell you this: if someone came from the future and told me Morrigan Crow is the next Harry, I’d believe them.
Haven’t gotten aboard the Morrigan Crow train yet? There’s still time, it’s still early! Book 3, Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow, was published in Fall 2020. The series will have between 6 and 9 books when it’s finished. Fox picked up the movie rights, and while that’s never a guarantee of a future on the big screen, it is a guarantee that you’re going to want to jump on now while you can still say you were early to the party!
Morrigan Crow is a brave 13 year old with great friends and great flaws–just like every hero should have. She’s packed full of potential and has a really rotten bad guy as her foil. It’s going to be so fun to see her grow into herself!
I love the world Jessica Townsend has created in Nevermoor! The dials for creativity and imagination are turned to 11. Morrigan lives in a living hotel where the rooms change to fit the mood of the guests. The head of housekeeping is a giant talking cat who used to be a champion cage fighter. The head of activities is a Vampire Dwarf. Her best friend is training to be a professional dragon rider. You get around town by hooking your umbrella to a rail and holding on tight. The school’s headmistress is three women inhabiting the same body. There’s something new and incredible every corner!
The writing is strong. The dialogue is smooth. The plot is clear. The story is engaging.
I can’t wait for book 4.
I added the audiobooks to my collection, and Gemma Whelan might be my new favorite narrator. Her performance is brilliant, and her somewhere-from-the-UK-accent is completely charming to my boring, American ears.
Content appropriate for all ages. 500+ pages might be too much for younger readers to tackle, or it might be perfect if they’re not intimidated by the high page count.