“I felt hot breath on my neck, and, horrified, I knew that he stood behind me . . .” It’s 1888, and after her mother’s sudden death, Abbie is sent to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. When she begins volunteering at Whitechapel Hospital, Abbie finds she has a passion for... show more
“I felt hot breath on my neck, and, horrified, I knew that he stood behind me . . .” It’s 1888, and after her mother’s sudden death, Abbie is sent to live with her grandmother in a posh London neighborhood. When she begins volunteering at Whitechapel Hospital, Abbie finds she has a passion for helping the abused and sickly women there. But within days, patients begin turning up murdered at the hands of Jack the Ripper. As more women are murdered, Abbie realizes that she and the Ripper share a strange connection: she has visions showing the Ripper luring his future victims to their deaths—moments before he turns his knife upon them. Her desperation to stop the massacres leads Abbie on a perilous hunt for the killer. And her search leads to a mysterious brotherhood whose link to the Ripper threatens not just London but all of mankind. Praise:“Well written . . . Reeves cleverly uses one of the most heinous figures from history to tell a gothic tale with a paranormal twist.”—VOYA
Publish date: April 8th 2012
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
Series: Ripper (#1)
I really liked this book alot. I love Jack the Ripper~ in the sense that I find him fascinating, and the whole situation fascinating. So when I saw this book, I just had to read it. The book gives a totally new, paranormal spin on the ripper murders. In this book the identity of the Ripper is given....
Ripper is another take on the infamous and unsolved Jack the Ripper murders. This one features Arabella Sharp, an independently minded young woman who tries to save the victims before it was too late. She quickly realize that more is going on then the police can comprehend and it involves her.I real...
*Genre* YA Mystery*Rating* 3-3.5*Review*Ripper, by Amy Carol Reeves, is set in 1888 London. It is the story about 17 year old Arabella (Abbie) Sharp who recently lost her mother Caroline and ends up with her Grandmother. Moving to London is a culture shock to Abbie. She’s surrounded by wealth beyond...
Was really well written. Fast-paced. I like the Ripper stuff, this on was better than some though. I am glad of who she picked to love.The ending was perfect.
The Victorian era, Jack the Ripper, and paranormal happenings; all things that I find interesting to read about and this book had all three. My problem with this book was the characters and the dialogue were far too modern! The only character with a stitch of authenticity in regards to society and...