Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: The Name Of The Star By: Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jack the Ripper is back, or so it may seem to Londoners. Aurora Deveaux has left the comforts of a small town in Louisiana to go to England to the Wexford boarding school. From the grueling schedules to seeing a mysterious man that comes around her, and with a serial killer on the loose following Jack the Ripper's murders - this school year has turned her life upside down.

A great YA novel, filled with paranormal, mystery, thriller, and growth - I recommend this simply for the excellent plot and the movement throughout.

Since Aurora's brush with death, that almost seems to humorous, she has been thrown into a world that most others don't get a glance of. She isn't the only one, for there is a secret government group that know and hold the secret. When CCTV has no image of the killer, for the killer is invisible, a call to action is brought into play. So goes a game of cat and mouse and "the slayer and the victim, tied by fate."

A quick read with both primary and secondary charaters being multi dimensional, a unique plot, this is a great read.

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