Jun 29, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)

The Name of the Star
Author:  Maureen Johnson
Publisher:  Putnam Juvenile
Expected Publication:  September 29th 2011

From Goodreads:

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.


Does that not seem awesome!  I'm loving the cover too.   I want to read this with something fierce.  


  1. I can't wait for this either! I love Maureen Johnson and anything she writes. I also really love to read re-tellings/twists on well known stories. Great pick!

  2. I seriously cannot wait for this book. It looks sooooo good. And the cover is so pretty! :)

    Happy Reading! ;)
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My WoW!

  3. That does look really interesting!
    Thanks for sharing.


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