Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday [#5]

The Name of the Star by MAUREEN JOHNSON

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 (goodreads).
Expected publication: September 29th 2011 by Putnam

Why I Want This:

Jack. The Ripper. I love anything with serial killings and Jack the Ripper-esque killing is just the icing on the top! And if it turns out to be time travelling of some sort...oh my heart can't take it!

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  1. Yes! This book is coming out soon too! I'm very excited for its release. A book about Jack the Ripper is sure to be thrilling. And the cover is gorgeous. I know this is a book I'll be picking up as soon as its released! Great choice!

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. Oh great choice I really want to read this as well!

  3. Sounds intriguing, enjoy!

  4. OOO I gotta agree this one sounds interesting. I like Jack the Ripper stuff, too. There is a adult thriller I haven't been able to read yet but really want to called Savage by Richard Laymon that is also a Jack the Ripper story :)

  5. I've always been kinda morbidly fascinated by the story of Jack the Ripper, so I'm excited to read this take on it.

  6. Woah, that cover is so cool!! And the story sounds really creepy....sounds awesome!!! Great pick :)

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  7. I got a review copy from the UK publishers of this (have a review up on my blog) and I totally loved this! Really great and mysterious. :)

    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

  8. Oh my gosh you sound EXACTLY like me!!! lol I love anything with a Jack the Ripper twist on it! LOL I am going to a book signing for this book by Maureen Johnson on Wednessday. Can't wait!!!


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