Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
Morrigan Crow is a cursed child. Born on Eventide, she is destined to die on her eleventh birthday. Her father and stepmother have been preparing for her death from the very moment of her birth. Making eye contact with another person can lead to broken bones and heartache. Polite comments about the weather can lead to hail damage. Morrigan is cursed and her family can't wait to be rid of her.
It is only after attending Bid Day, a day where elite schools come to bid scholarships on select children, that Morrigan meets Jupiter North. Morrigan never expected to receive a Bid. Who would bid on a cursed child? But Jupiter North of the Wundrous Society is interested in Morrigan. With the help of a surprising ally, Morrigan and Jupiter leave her home and prepare for the Trials.
Once away from Crow Manor, Morrigan learns of an amazing, magical world. Magical umbrellas, ever changing bedrooms, and talking cats become Morrigans new normal. And preparing for her entrance Trials to the Wundrous Society turns out to be even harder than living with a curse.
This book was a wonderfully fun read full of magical twists and turns. Loved Harry Potter? Definitely give this one a try.
This is book one in a new series by Jessica Townsend.