Book Spotlight!

Sorry I’ve been a little light on the Book Spotlight! lately but keep checking back because I have several that I plan on posting.  Today’s Book Spotlight! is on The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.


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Louisiana native Rory Deveaux knew her year at an English boarding school was going to be tough, she didn’t know it was going to be dangerous.  She thought the worst thing she would have to deal with is the cold, rainy weather and a lack of Cheese Whiz but the same day she arrives a series of brutal murders committed by a Jack the Ripper copycat murderer start.  Soon everyone is high alert but no amount of police patrolling is able to stop this killer from his recreations.  How do stop someone that leaves no evidence and no one has ever seen?  Except Rory saw a man leaving the crime scene but her roommate standing next to her didn’t.  How can that be?  Soon Rory is pulled into a world of “Rippermania”, secret police, and discovering abilities she never knew she had. All while trying to maintain her grades and her secrets.  Worst of all the murderer has decided that she should be his next victim.  This is a great book for anyone who loves supernatural, mysteries, or London.  First in the Shades of London series.  Click here to request this book.

Ashley’s Note:  I think this is one of the times I liked that they changed the cover.  While I do think the original cover is pretty (that is the cover on the books we have here at the library) to me it doesn’t fit the book theme as well.  Yes it has a Jack the Ripper looking guy on it but to me it coves the idea that this book is going to be a historical fiction, not a modern day book.  The newer cover (the bottom one) conveys more of the supernatural feel that the books has.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comment section!


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