Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - Review
Here's Antonia's review of The Name of the Star. Heard her book talk this yesterday and decided to push it to the top of my TBR pile and start it as soon as I finish There is No Dog (which is, so far, brilliant)
When Rory Devereaux' parents are relocated from Louisiana to England she is thrilled to attend boarding school in White Chapel, despite the uniform! What she doesn't expect, when she moves to the hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper is that mysterious murders will occur while she is there. Very mysterious murders: caught on CCTV with the victims in plain sight being butchered, but no perpetrator.
Settling into a new school in the midst of the most terrifying murder spree London has seen since Victorian times is not what she anticipated, but when she talks to a strange man, a man only she can see, and then hooks up with the Ghost Police, things get a whole lot weirder. And a whole lot more dangerous.
Creepy, suspenseful, and at times, downright terrifying, this book is a fabulous read for teen and adult ripperologists and mystery lovers.