Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Young Adult Review
From Goodreads:

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.

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Review: 5x5
I was not sure if I was going to get into this story, I must have been in a mood when I started it though. After that I got into it and it is an incredible story! The characters are amazingly written and do not come across as fake or silly. Rory is an average girl, that said she is lovely to me.

There is a little of everything woven into this story...drama, suspense, thrills, and a smidge of romance it balanced perfectly! What is there not to love really you get London....amazing characters to follow, some ghosts, and THE RIPPER. This is book 1 in the Shades of London books and I for one cannot wait to get my hands on book #2 !!!   REALLY  GREAT READ! GET IT :) 


  1. I was so looking forward to this one so I'm excited that you enjoyed it so much!

  2. I like your blog name.




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