Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (13)

"Waiting on" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about. (Created by Jill at Breaking the Spine)

The Name of the Star -- Maureen Johnson

From Goodreads

"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 events 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. Even her roommate, who was walking 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."

Release Date: September 20, 2011


  1. I've always been really fascinated by Jack the Ripper and the way in which he managed to elude the British police and historians for so many centuries! Looks like a good book! Nice WOW! :)

  2. I can't wait for this one!! The cover is so creepy!
    I didn't get to do a WW post this week, but I have a couple new reviews up, if you wanna check them out here. =)

  3. wow that sounds awesome!!! GREAT pick.

  4. Hmm. A Jack the Ripper copy-cat? This sounds excellent.

    Here is mine

  5. Oooh! I'm not big on paranormal romance, but Maureen Johnson AND a London boarding school. I want a copy NOW!