The Name of the Star (The Shades of London)
New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller!The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking... show more
New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller!The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.
Publish date: 2012-10-02
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I love it when an author takes a well-known story and makes it their own. I think it is so cool. But this one just could not keep me interested. When I read, I love to have a book that it practically kills me to put it down. I will sit there and keep waiting for a chance to pick it up again. I have ...
tl;dr I generally enjoyed this story. There were so many things about it that I loved, and yet combing all of them didn't make for a book I was ecstatic about. It was good, and interesting, but I didn't fall in love with it. Description Rory is a Louisiana Southern girl who moves to London when her ...
For more information, visit my blog, Such A Novel Idea.http://suchanovelidea.wordpress.comWhy You Should Buy ItJack the Ripper returns! The most famous unsolved mystery is at the heart of this book. But there is also an American teenager trying to assimilate into the boarding school system of Lond...
Maureen Johnson has been on my radar for a couple of years now, ever since I read this manifesto post that she wrote about NOT BEING A BRAND. I read it and thought, yeah, this chick is awesome. I should read her books. Cut to: three years later. Better late than never, yes? Unfortunately, I don't ...
The Name of the Star is the final book I had to read for this year's Bood Magic Challenge. That means I read, or at least attempted, 12 books that you all voted for me to read last year. Woot. I have not read Maureen Johnson before this, though I have shelved her books for many years. To be honest ...