Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Name of the Star

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Here is the Goodreads synopsis-

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.

A new series with references to Jack the Ripper, set in current London and mixing in romance - I WANT THIS NOW! It sounds AMAZING. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Expected release date is September 29, 2011.


  1. Enjoy! I am not sure about this one but I am going to look into it more.

    Here is my WOW for this week.

  2. I totally want to read this one too!!!

  3. YES! I so, so, so can't wait for this. I haven't read any of Maureen's previous novels, but this sounds fantastic!

  4. Ooh - I like the sound of this one! Adding to my TBR list now :)

  5. This sounds so good! I can't wait for it to come out, either. Great pick!

    Here's my WOW pick.

  6. Wow, this sounds really intriguing. Might have to put this onto my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)


  7. I'm really looking forward to reading this one! I'm hoping that we will see it on NetGalley soon!

  8. Maureen Johnson? Jack the Ripper? That's guaranteed awesomeness.

    My WOW

  9. oh golly this novel sounds smashing! I love stories about Jack the Ripper, I haven't seen much of those around for teens though. Thanks for posting this.
    _veronica (new Follower)

  10. Hi, Kathy. Thanks for stopping by. Have you read the free download of The Strange Case of Finley Jayne yet? It was fun and a good intro to The Girl in the Steel Corset.

    I thought this book sounded intriguing when I saw it on Goodreads. Naturally, it is on my TBR list. :)

  11. I really want this one too! I'm thinking of preordering it book depository for the really cool UK cover!
    Truly Bookish

  12. Oh Wow! This looks great! Awesome pick!


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