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Wednesday, 21 September 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.

This week my "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
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.

11 comments:

chelleyreads said...

i love the UK cover of this book. i pre-ordered this one and i'm so excited to get my copy. great pick :)

i hope you can stop by my WoW this week.

-michelle

bookmonkeyscribbles said...

Thanks for your comment on my WoW! :) I'm also looking forward to this one! I have a proof copy so shall be reading it soon. It's been getting lots of great reviews so far :)

Karis Jacobstein said...

This book is supposed to be AMAZING! Mine's been pre-ordered. can't wait!

http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/09/www-15-and-waiting-on-wednesday.html

Sagacity Quest said...

Great choice and like chelley said, I love the UK cover, too!
My WoW:
http://thesagacityquest.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-2_21.html

Sherre said...

Wow...I must admit I knew nothing about this book, but i think I just fell in love! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following back!

Sonia said...

This looks so good! I can't wait to pick it up.
xoxo
-Sonia

eclectophilia said...

This book is at the absolute top of my wishlist. It cannot come out soon enough!

Maya said...

Wow, this looks so good!! Adding to my TBR pile, posthaste!

BookJunkie said...

I'm excited about this one too! I think it looks really interesting! And we don't have to wait very much longer! Great pick!
Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books
*new follower

The Happy Booker said...

Ooh I like this cover much better! I initially wasn't interested in reading this, but I've slowly changed my mind because of all the wonderful buzz about this book. I'll probably pick it up when it is released.

Donna @ The Happy Booker

Maria said...

Never heard of this one but it sounds really interesting!

- Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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