Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson Review

Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 372 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Shades of London #1

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.


Hmm. I thought I would enjoy this book but no.

I thought this would be a hardcore mystery/murder novel but instead I got a book with nothing really happening. Some chapters were really long and not enough things going on and I think it was just the way its written and the writing style of it just bored me.

The Name of the Star didn't quite live up to my standards. I think its because I wanted serial killer, bloody craziness. When I choose a book to read it's based on the genre and synopsis. I didn't want a ghost, paranormal mystery book.

There is a lot of pop culture and mainstream references like my favorite Doctor Who and besides the story, there's things about field hockey, and unnecessary things that does not even connect to the plot.

Will I read the next book? Yeah. Am I reading it anytime soon? Probably not.


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