Friday, June 7, 2013

The Name of the Star Review

Title: The Name of the Star

Author: Maureen Johnson

Book: (Shades of London, #1)

Pages: 384

Rating: 4/5

As I've said before on another post I absolutely love Jack the Ripper type murders! Call me weird but since they never caught the guy I absolutely love speculations! Though some find this book a bit far fetched I believe it is a good book!
Rory has moved from Louisiana to London where she is forced to go to school and live with another girl as her roommate. She doesn't mind since they become best friends but she finds out that there have been a series of  Jack the Ripper type murders. When her school goes on lockdown she and her new friend break out and on their way back into the school Rory sees and talks to a man.
It turns out she saw the murderer but there is one problem. No one else saw him. Not even her friend! She ends up kissing a boy in school but it is just icky and irrelevant!
She finds out that since her near death experience she can see ghosts. She's not the only one either. It turns out that there is a squad of kids like herself that can see ghosts and they are trying to find the Ripper copycat. He's a ghost! A ghost is killing all these people! O.O
So it is a little far fetched but it is still a good. Rory finds that not all ghosts are dangerous and she even makes some friends. When the Ripper copycat comes after her she finds that she can't possibly hope to defeat him.
I won't spoil anything about it but I will say that ghosts can be very helpful! I can't wait to read the second book that I just recently found out about!

About The Author

Maureen knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer. She went to high school at an all-girls' Catholic school and graduated from University of Delaware with a degree in writing. She now lives and writes in New York City.
Many of the adventures Maureen's characters face in her books are based on real-life stories. Maureen has traveled all over Europe, and is a Secret Sister to vlog brothers Hank and John Green.
Maureen Johnson ( is the author of seven young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Let It Snow.

1 comment:

  1. Yup, the kissing scene was just nasty :/
    I didn't know there was going to be a second book!!