Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (47) - The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Putnam
To be released: September 29, 2011

Summary (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.

I will read anything by Maureen Johnson because she is awesome and so are her books but this one sounds extra awesome. I mean London boarding school, Jack the Ripper and murder?? This just sounds like one awesome book. I cannot wait to read this!!!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. SO ready for this. :D

  2. YES! Another book that I absolutely cannot wait for. Great taste :) Love Maureen Johnson and love Jack the Ripper stories.

    Melissa @ SheShines

  3. A great choice! I am looking forward to reading this one.

    I am a new follower.

    My WoW for this week is here :)

  4. I haven't read this author, but you're right - this book sounds awesome :)

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  5. I absolutely CANNOT WAIT for this one! I've loved the Jack the Ripper story for so long and this just seems so amazing :P Great pick!

    Check out my WOW this week!

  6. I always love a new take on Jack the Ripper - sign me up!

    Here's my WOW for this week.

  7. This new take on Jack the Ripper has me pretty excited too! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Excellent choice!

  8. I'm looking forward to this one too. Can't wait.

    Here's my WoW, please stop by and check out the blog!

  9. I really can't wait to read this book! I hope it's really great. :)

  10. Totally agree! Love Maureen Johnson, boarding schools AND the name Rory. :) Looking forward to this one a lot.

  11. This seems like a different type of story for Maureen Johnson and I am definitely looking forward to it!

    My W.O.W.:

  12. Name of the Star sounds so awesome, I'm excited to read this after all of the contemporary novels Maureen Johnson has written.

  13. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  14. I am extra excited for this one too!!! You should also check out the UK cover for the book. It is really awesome!!!

    For my Wow: