The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson 


The Name of The Star (Shades of London, #1)
by Maureen Johnson
Pages: 372
My rating: A
Source: Purchased (e-book)
Rory Deveaux finds her self plucked from Louisiana and stuck right into a boarding school in London. Just as she thinks she might get used to the cute English boys and the rainy weather, her fate becomes intertwined with a mysterious happening. Someone seems to be re-creating the Jack the Ripper murders of the late 1800s, and Rory’s school is right in the thick of the action.
I actually read this back in December, right after it came out. Last year when I met Maureen Johnson and she was telling about this new project of hers, I was instantly intrigued. Boarding school in London AND Jack the Ripper? I’m in.
Again, I can’t say enough how much I love Maureen Johnson’s voice. Her characters are so relatable and realistic, even in this paranormal thriller. I was instantly a fan of Rory and her friends. This isn’t just another boarding school novel. It was sufficiently scary enough without being grotesque or shocking. I cannot wait for #2 to come out!