June 3, 2013

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson: Book Review

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads): 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 
Review: Honestly, I was a little hesitant to read this book. I usually don't read thrillers but I have to say that this book was amazing. First, it involves a Southern girl going to an English boarding school, it's pretty cool if I say so myself. Second, there were ghosts and the theories/reasons behind them actually made sense. Third, a Doctor Who reference, not a very good reason but it was a good one for me. Basically, this book is a must-read even for people who don't usually read thrillers. This book is actually very interesting and the ending was great, I don't think anyone could be disappointed after reading this book.

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