Synopses & Reviews
The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series
Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rorys classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlottes in danger, and it seems that something much bigger and much more terrible is coming.
Time is running out as Rory fights to find her friends and the ghost squad struggles to stop Jane from unleashing her spectral nightmare on the entire city. In the process, theyll discover the existence of an organization that underpins London itselfand Rory will learn that someone she trusts has been keeping a tremendous secret.
A New York Times Bestseller
“Creepy, clever and ambiguous second volume in the Shades of London series . . . As always, Johnson wields words with a supple facility that keeps those pages turning. The London minutiae are utterly engaging, the villains satisfyingly weird and numerous. And there is kissing.” --Kirkus Reviews
“Rorys internal monologue sparkles with the wit that Johnsons fans (and most of Twitter) will recognize, which is plenty entertaining. The second half will satisfy readers craving for what they came for—Rorys investigation of Londons latest ghost crimes—while laying tragic groundwork for the next book.” --Publishers Weekly
"Readers will remain on the edge of their seats. . . . Johnsons sharp wit is ever-present, and her heroine is the perfect blend of snark and teen anxiety." --School Library Journal
Raves for Maureen Johnson and The Name of the Star, the first book in the Shades of London series
“A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic.” —Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series
Johnson “turns paranormal on its head . . . realistic and creepy. A real page-turner.” —SLJ
“An unputdownable thrill ride that will leave you gasping, laughing, and dreaming of London.” —Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author of the Gallagher Girls series and Heist Society
“Johnson proves again that she has the perfect brisk pitch for YA literature, never overplaying
(or underplaying) the various elements of tension, romance, and attitude. [A] cut above.” —Booklist
“This book made me want to give up everything, move to London, and fight ghosts.” —Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Curse Workers series
“Clever, scary, little-bit-sexy . . . . supernatural thriller. Will have readers madly eager for the next installment.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Suspenseful and utterly absorbing.” —The Horn Book
“[R]eaders looking for nonstop fun, action, and a little gore have come to the right place.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Maureen Johnsons The Shadow Cabinet:
“Creepy, tense and wonderful: Don't expect to put this down once it's begun—but be sure to begin with The Name of the Star.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The plot…is among Johnsons finest and incorporates creepy bits of backstory, fascinating historical asides, and truly ghoulish side characters.”—Booklist
“Heavily laced with humor and genuine creepiness, this well-crafted thriller is a winner.”—School Library Journal
The New York Times bestseller!
A new threat haunts the streets of London
Rory Deveaux has changed in ways she never could have imagined since moving to London and beginning a new life at boarding school. As if her newfound ability to see ghosts hadnt complicated her life enough, Rorys recent brush with the Jack the Ripper copycat has left her with an even more unusual and intense power. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the citys secret ghost-policing squad to listen before its too late.
About the Author
Maureen Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, including the Shades of London series, as well as several coauthored works. She lives in New York City and spends far too much time online.