Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2B Tuesday #49

Where I highlight a book from my endless to-be-read list. Those books need love too!

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)
Series: Shades of London #1
Release Date
: September 29th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Format: Paperback
: 372
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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.

Jack the Ripper has always intrigued me so when I found this book I knew I had to have it. It just sounds so interesting. The day I found this book at Half Priced Books I freaked out. But as usually it has just been sitting on my shelf looking pretty. At this point I think I am just waiting to find the second book so I can read them back to back. I am a little bummed they changed the covers though.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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