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ISBN10: 0399256601
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wordsandchai, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by wordsandchai)
This is Maureen Johnson's best book yet. It's exciting, funny, intense, clever, and keeps you hooked until the very last page.
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dookiepookiebear, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by dookiepookiebear)
this is the best book of 2011,we need to get Maureen to do a signing at powell's!
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moiraethefatesbookreview, October 13, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)

The Name of the star by Maureen Johnson
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I have always been interested in the Ripper case. For some reason it has always fascinated me how to this day, the police still don't know who was responsible the sheer terror of that is fascinating. When I first heard about this book, I rushed out and pre-ordered it, I waited for the release date and dove in. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
What I really liked was how Johnson gives her readers actual facts of the original Ripper case. She drops tid bits of real information and she also drops cultural information and slang of the English people. I really like books where you can learn something new.
I really liked Rory's character, she was a delight to read and walk through London with during the terror of the copy cat killings. I enjoyed her interactions with the other characters and her love interest felt genuine to me.
Boo, was the only character that bugged me, she seemed a little too chipper and her reactions didn't always feel true.
I really liked Jo, the shade they meet she was neat and I wish she would have been in the story a bit more, I would love to know more about her time in WWII as one of the women in war.
Over all I would recommend this book to anyone, especially if you like ghosts in your books or the Ripper case. I am looking forward to the second book in the series and what happens next.

Hardcover: 384 pages.
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (September 29, 2011.)
ISBN-10: 0399256601.
Author:Maureen Johnson.
Cover art: I really like the creep factor of this cover.
Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
Obtained: My personal book shelf.
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Johnson, Maureen
Putnam Publishing Group
Lucier, Makiia
Hawkins, Rachel
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Children s Middle Readers-General
General Juvenile Fiction
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Girls & Women
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The Shades of London
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from 7 up to AND UP
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to AND UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Johnson's trademark sense of humor serves to counterbalance some grisly murders in this page-turner, which opens her Shades of London series. Rory Deveaux trades the sultry heat of Louisiana for the academic rigors of a London boarding school, only to arrive in the middle of a spate of murders that echo those committed by Jack the Ripper. As one mutilated body after another turns up, Johnson (Scarlett Fever) amplifies the story's mysteries with smart use of and subtle commentary on modern media shenanigans and London's infamously extensive surveillance network. With the sordidness of Criminal Minds and the goofiness of Ghostbusters, it's a fresh paranormal story. Rory is a protagonist with confidence and a quick wit, and her new friends are well-developed and distinctive — both the 'normal' ones and those who, like Rory, can see ghosts — and Wexford, Rory's new school, is an appropriately atmospheric backdrop to this serial murder mystery. Rory's budding romance with a classmate takes a backseat to more pressing (and deadly) concerns, but readers looking for nonstop fun, action, and a little gore have come to the right place. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Don't miss this New York Times bestselling sequel to the Edgar Award-nominated THE NAME OF THE STAR!

After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rorys brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: shes become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades—the citys secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before its too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated THE NAME OF THE STAR, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

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