The Name of the Star (Shades of London)
Title: The Name of the Star (Shades of London)
Author: Maureen Johnson
This is a teen book that follows Rory to a boarding school in England where it seems that someone is trying to copy the killings of Jack the Ripper. Rory has a strong voice in this book, and the author uses great writing to pull you right into the setting. A really good read.
-Shannon at Comstock Park
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 in the autumn of 1888.
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 now believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was 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.