The Name of the Star

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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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 in the autumn of 1888.

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 now believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was 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.

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Review: The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)

User Review  - Erin aka The Flashlight Reader - Goodreads

Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: http://The only thought in my head for much of the reading was that of Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore. It doesn't do much credit to a story when ... Read full review

Review: The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)

User Review  - Gergana - Goodreads

A quick and easy to read book, the characters are relatable, the story is interesting enough, the horror could be better, the pace is rather slow, the villain is ridiculous, the climax was ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Maureen Johnson ( is the author of seven young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Let It Snow. She lives in New York City.

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