Rippermania. That’s all I have to say! I mean – doesn’t that draw you in already? This is why I was so excited to start The Name of the Star and I gotta tell ya…it was pretty awesome! I couldn’t learn enough about these murders and the ghostly happenings around Rory’s school.
I loved Rory’s character. She was the subtly-strong type and getting to know her was a breeze, which allowed me to enjoy her story more! She was normal…besides the fact that she can see people who aren’t really there…or are they?! I really enjoyed that this book had a wide spectrum of friends and foe. There was never a dull moment!
Maureen Johnson has fun with her writing, but knows when to get serious. I absolutely loved that she wasn’t afraid to write about the Ripper murders and even recreate them – in a way – but still leave out the gory details. Very tastefully done and I appreciate that…believe me I do! Johnson also knows how to keep a reader on the edge of their seats. I was about the pull my own hair out trying to figure out what the heck was going on!!
One let down for me was the no-closure-relationship between Rory and Jerome. I loved the light romance, don’t get me wrong, but I would’ve liked to read more or even get some closure. Then again, the series isn’t over!!
The Name of the Star is a must read for those who love suspense and mystery…oh and a bit of supernatural-ness! ;) It really was a pleasant and refreshing read. Definitely a book that should be nudged up to the top of your reading piles!
Review based on ARC