Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Books That Make Me Go Oooooh (7) The Name Of The Star By Maureen Johnson

Waiting On Wednesday is a brilliant book blog feature hosted by Breaking The Spine 

Name Of The Star (shades of London book) By Maureen Johnson
Due For Release In The UK On 29th September 2011
Published In The UK By HarperCollins Childrens Books
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"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"

So I must kind of admit I've always had a somewhat morbid interest in the whole Jack The Ripper story.  It still shocks me that someone could think to do such horrid things, let alone back in a time when a lot of innocence was still around.  They really couldn't blame his actions on what he saw on TV or heard in music!! 
 So a modern take on the story with ghostly twists sounds amazing.  Can't wait to give this one a read!!


  1. This one sounds so good and intriguing, I can't wait to read, great pick :D

  2. I really am excited for it too! There are just so many great YA books these days - how lucky are we???

  3. I am also soooooo waiting on this one. I love Maureen Johnson. I also have been somewhat fascinated with the Jack the Ripper story. Have you read the book by Patricia Cornwell about it? It's pretty good. Here's my waiting on wedenesday:

  4. Im looking forward to this one as well - and Ive read loads of Jack the Ripper books (though I wouldn't agree it was a more innocent era!) so I can't wait to see how this one turns out :)

    Amy @ Turn the Page

  5. I was lucky and got an ARC of this in May. Oh my goodness, it's amazing! It even gave me a nightmare! I didn't think it was THAT scary, but it really did give me a nightmare. Maureen is amazing. Love her other books, love listening to hear. She rocks.

    Here's my WoW:

  6. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  7. Nice Wow i heard of the book a while ago it sounds pretty interesting. i Love Maureen Johnson and don't know much about Jack the Ripeer.

    BTW Cute blog.

  8. Sounds very awesome. Can't wait for this one.

  9. I have an ARC of this I'd be willing to trade with you, if you want? Let me know: caitlinhlomas[at]gmail[dot]com

    The Cait Files