The Name of the Star (The Shades of London book 1)
Book Summary (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 decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long, Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southerner, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death.”
― Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star
It’s been awhile since I’ve read The Name of the Star. This book is amazing though. It’s perfect for those interested in a ghost story with some cutesy sideline romance. It’s intense, action packed, and very creative. The sequel is entitled The Madness Underneath and the third installment comes out February 10th (squeal!!!!) entitled The Shadow Cabinet. I’ve been DYING for the third installment since The Madness Underneath came out almost a year ago. I’ve been anxiously waiting to find out what all exactly is going on with a particular handsome character (Stephen).If anyone is looking for a good ghostly read I highly recommend this book!