The Name of the Star
Book 1, The Shades of London
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Fantastic not too long ghost story with fun London insight, a historically inquisitive storyline, and a heroes journey with good scary turns. Themes of the surveillance systems of policing and our media obsession with blood lust offer good discussion but don't weigh down the story. GOODBOOK!
Jack The Ripper is back!
I thought that I was really not going to enjoy this book but it’s pretty good. The best thing about this book is the actually history being learned from reading it. Great ending and the second book isn’t so bad either.
Really great book!