Thursday, October 6, 2011

:: The Name of the Star


Title The Name of the Star
Author Maureen Johnson
Series Shades of London #1
Genre Young Adult
Source Cold Hard Cash
Publisher Putman
Format Signed book :)
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GoodReads Summary
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.


Soon “Rippermania...The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events 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. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory 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.


My Thoughts:
This book's ending left me breathless. It did what any good book will do, gets you attached to a character and desiring more. I am anxiously awaiting the expected publishing date for book #2.

When I read the synopsis of the book, I really didn't think there would be much that Maureen could surprise me with, but boy was I wrong. This book had so many twists and turns and honestly I was never sure what would actually happen next.

Rory's character was amazingly complex for a teenager who was able to grasp the uniqueness of her gift. I know not all teens would be able to, but I loved the maturity of her character. It also helps that I'm a little jealous of her and her ability. Ok, so not *that* jealous, but jealous enough :)

The book does contain some graphic descriptions of crime scenes that really help give you the imagery needed to really be there so beware if you have a weak stomach (kidding, but not).


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ps - I'm still working on formatting my review posts, so please excuse the mess :)

7 comments:

  1. I cannot WAIT to read this, especially after hearing Maureen talk about it at ATBF.

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  2. this looks fantastic! it's been on my to read list for awhile! thanks for stopping by and following, i'm a new follower :)

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  3. I am going to pick up this book! Looks like a fantastic read!

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  4. This just makes me want to read it more!

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