Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Name of the Star

Author:  Maureen Johnson
Year: 2011
Publisher: Putnam

Louisiana born and raised Rory Deveaux is going to a boarding school in London for her senior of school. But shortly after Rory's arrival, a young girl is murdered in an exact copycat of Jack the Ripper's first murder and there's promises of more to come. Then one night, Rory sees a man that the police believe to be the prime suspect. The problem? She's the only person that sees him. And, because of her unique ability, it appears that Rory is now on his hit list.

I don't know what I was expecting with this book. I had read 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson and thought this book would be light-hearted like that one. I was wrong. This was an intense little ghost story. It seems to be jumping onto the paranormal bandwagon but at least there were no vampires or werewolves or other mysterious creatures. I look forward to the next book in the series as this one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger.


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