June 29, 2011

Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The The Name of the Star (Shades of London (Hardcover - Trilogy))

Coming from a small town in Louisiana to a boarding school in London to complete her senior year, Rory Deveaux definitely feels out of place in her new school but she quickly becomes friends with her roommate and things start to look up. That is until a Jack the Ripper copy cat keeps striking closer and closer to home and on the night of one of the murders Rory comes face to face with the murder but she's the only one who sees him. Will he be coming after her next?

This is my first book by Maureen Johnson. I wasn't even aware that it was a YA novel but that quickly became clear with it's predictability. That aside it really had enough suspense and intrigue to make it a quick enjoyable read. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves suspense with a light sprinkling of paranormal. I will be looking forward to reading the next book in this Shades of London Trilogy.