When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe…
There’s a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London.
Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose…
But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions. A thrilling teen mystery.
Praise for The Name of the Star:
"A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic." Cassandra Clare, author of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
“An unputdownable thrill ride that will leave you gasping, laughing, and dreaming of London.”
Ally Carter, bestselling author of the GALLAGHER GIRLS series and HEIST SOCIETY
“This book made me want to give up everything, move to London, and fight ghosts.”
Holly Black, bestselling author of MODERN FAERIE TALE series
About the author
Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, but soon ran off to New York City to study writing and drama at Columbia University. Along the way, she served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, worked in a bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside five tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical. She is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird and The Bermudez Triangle. You can visit Maureen online at www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com
American-born Rory Deveaux London schoolgirl by day, hunter of serial-killer ghosts by night is back in the second installment in Johnson's Shades of London series. Rory is still recovering from being stabbed by the Ripper ghost at the end of The Name of the Star, while trying to understand her newfound "destroying-the-dead-with-a-single-touch" ability. Despite Rory's initial skittishness about returning to her London boarding school, she is thrilled to see old friends and her boyfriend, as well as reconnect with Stephen and the rest of the ghost-hunting arm of the London police force. A new murder is committed right off the bat, but the first half of the book is mainly about Rory's therapy and trauma recovery. While this slows the narrative a tad, Rory's internal monologue sparkles with the wit that Johnson's fans (and most of Twitter) will recognize, which is plenty entertaining. The second half will satisfy readers' craving for what they came for Rory's investigation of London's latest ghost crimes while laying tragic groundwork for the next book. Ages 12 up.
One of the BEST BOOKS EVER
This book is one of my all time favourites. I love this so much because it has a little bit of everything. Fantasy, thrills, romance, great humour and I'm sorry if I've left anything out. You literally can't put the book down. I really wish I could go and fight ghosts right now it would certainly make things more interesting. This is the second book in the series so if you want to read this book you have to read the first. I highly recommend this book for ages 12 and up. You will not regret buying this book so go click the button.