Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Synopsis (From Goodreads): The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London, it's the start of a new life at a 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.

London is gripped with fear. Someone has started copying the brutal murders that were committed by Jack the Ripper more than a century ago. For Rory, it is the start of her new life as an American teenager at a London boarding school. After a near death experience, Rory starts seeing things, people that don't exist. One she does see happens the same night a murder is committed on the school premises, and now she might be the only key to unravelling the mystery surrounding this new Jack the Ripper.

I love the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper, and Maureen Johnson recreates that fantastically in this creepy mystery. I felt myself being swept up in the whole gruesome scene and I loved it. Rory is a fun and intriguing character who is definitely out of place since she is the only American in this English boarding school.

The Name of the Star is full of page-turning thrills and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the last page. I look forward to seeing what's next in Rory's adventures.

Source: audible
2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: #3 of 11
2012 YA Reading Challenge: #11 of 50


fakesteph said...

I loved this book! I can't wait for the next one, either! :)

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