Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Free Read: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Posted by Simcha 4:48 PM, under | 1 comment

Follow this link to read the first 78 pages of Maureen Johnson's soon-to-be released YA Urban Fantasy book, The Name of the Star.

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.

I haven't read any of Johnson's other books, which are all contemporary YA, but this one sounds like it could be really good. 


I sooo want to read this book!!! I'm afraid to sample the first 78 pages in case I fall in love with it and then have to wait in even more agony for it to come out.

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