Fantasy, mystery, paranormal, young adult

Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

the name of the star

Title: The Name of the Star
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Speak
Length: 400 pages, Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, fantasy, mystery
Rating: 5 folded pages

Blurb:
New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller!

The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree 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–the only one who can see him. And now Rory has 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.

Review:
I’ve done it guys, this is only the third novel I’ve reviewed on this blog that I’ve given five folded pages. It’s finally happened! I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen but I can honestly say I have nothing bad to say about The Name of the Star.

This was a reread for me. I read it wayyyy back when I first started college. I started it August of 2011 but I’m pretty sure I didn’t finish it until December during break. It feels like forever ago. And it took me ages to finish because I hadn’t realized how intense my classes would be compared to high school classes.

I’m so glad I enjoyed it so much the second time around. There isn’t much to say about the book without revealing spoilers. The characters were awesome, I loved all of them. Even the uptight Stephen. I’m super excited to read the sequel and I hope it lives up to how much I absolutely love this one.

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6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson”

  1. I missed this one when it first came out, but the premise sound fascinating so I’ll have to pick it up one day. Glad you found something you enjoyed!!

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