September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday- 09/14-11

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature where we post about the books we can NOT wait to read....It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
to be published by Putnam Sept 29 2011

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.

What's your pick this week?


  1. This looks so good. Jack the Ripper story! I had this for my pick last week too.

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  2. I have wanted to check this book out since the very first time I saw the cover!
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  3. Great pick! I have this in my TBR list :)
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  4. The Eye of the Star is one book I've had my eye on for so long- it sounds so cool! Great pick- and it's releasing this month, too :)

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  5. Interesting plot for sure! I would imagine it would be full of suspense... great pick! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This looks great! I'm so excited about it and I hope I can get a signed copy at Austin Teen Book Fest! Woohoo!
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  7. I'm excited to pick up my copy at the Austin Teen Book Fest & have Maureen sign it :-)

  8. This book sounds really good. Great pick! Happy Reading!

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  9. i just put this book is on my TBR list!

    nice pick!

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  10. I'm excited for The Name of the Star as well! I like Maureen Johnson's previous contemporary novels, so it will e interesting to see her take a darker turn with this novel! Great WoW pick! :)

  11. Eeek! I've always been interested by the events surrounding Jack the Ripper, and now they're writing a book during that time! Count me in. I'll definitely be checking it out!