Waiting on Wednesday (47) – The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Putnam
To be released: September 29, 2011
Summary (from 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 โ€œRippermaniaโ€ 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 will read anything by Maureen Johnson because she is awesome and so are her books but this one sounds extra awesome. I mean London boarding school, Jack the Ripper and murder?? This just sounds like one awesome book. I cannot wait to read this!!!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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