Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (9)

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

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Summary 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.

 Why am I looking forward to The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson? Typically, I love stories set at boarding schools and well, stories that are set overseas (or across the pond, as it stands) are always a refreshing change from stories set within the United States. On top of this, the main character is the only one who can see this guy? Very interesting. I can't wait to see how the story unfolds--and well, I loved 13 Little Blue Envelopes. On top of all this? I'm loving the cover.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson is published by Putnam (a part of Penguin Group) and its expected publication date is September 29, 2011. 

So, what are you waiting for this week?


  1. I love Maureen Johnson, so this is a definite add to the list. Thanks for posting it!

  2. That sounds too cool!!

    Paranormal Wasteland's pick:

  3. Well, I love the cover. And I've really enjoyed everything Johnson has written -- so that's enough to make me want this one!


  4. I've only read a couple of Maureen Johnson books so far, can't wait to read this one.

  5. I'm waiting on this one, too! It looks really good. Here's hoping I win a review copy from librarything this month...

  6. I'm so looking forward to this read! For awhile now! Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

    Mad Scientist

  7. I haven't read anything by this author yet but this looks interesting. Thanks for the review.

    My Bookshelf


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