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The Name of the Star
The Name of the Star | Maureen Johnson
New York Times bestseller Maureen Johnson takes on Jack the Ripper in this captivating paranormal thriller! The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree 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--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has 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.
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Gissy
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Mehso-so

Book 7 in O.W.L.s readathon prompt was Astronomy=read a book with the word Star in the title. I went blind to this book. I thought it would be a regular thriller but it is not. Something happened that will turn the story to a supernatural one. It was from so-so to ok. But it was entertaining. It is a YA which means that the humor & actions can be cheesy and silly, unbelievable, like ghostbuster. But I have the 3 books so I'll read them🙄2.95/3⭐️

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JoScho
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Unexpected bookmail from the lovely @Jas16
Thanks so very much for thinking of me! That was very awesome of you 🖤🖤🖤 #jb

Robothugs That looks good! 5mo
Jas16 Glad it arrived safely and hope you enjoy it! 5mo
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BookishGamer87
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I almost DNF'd this book at 40 pages because the writing style seemed very juvenile to me (like someone who was no longer a teen trying too hard to write like one), but I pushed through, hoping it would get better (it didn't). There's also a completely unnecessary "romance" that just consisted of him spouting Ripper facts and them making out. I do own the other 2 books, so I'll give the second one a chance, but I don't have very high hopes.

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LibrarianRyan
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In the Tim Burton version the #MarchHare is a lot crazy in a villainous or dark way. It‘s almost scary but still intriguing. That is the same way Rory Deveraux sees the person only she can see in places grizzly murders have been taking place.

#characterslikealice
#marchhare

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ofclumsywords
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📕 Name of the Star (Maureen Johnson)
📗 Audrey Niffenegger
📘 Now You See Me ✨
📙 Nacho cheese

#Manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛💜💛 11mo
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tonyahoswalt
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Day 2: Female author #agameoffavorites
My favorite female author is the fun, fierce, absolutely quirky, Maureen Johnson. She is so fantastic. I have not read all of her books, but of what I have read, my favorite is The Name of the Star. She has said that she treasured The Westing Game when she was younger.
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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jessinikkip
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Pickpick

As a fan of anything having to do with Jack the Ripper, I loved this book. In it, a girl from Louisiana goes to a London school and then someone starts recreating the murders from 1888. She begins seeing a man no one else remembers seeing but who is he, and is he the new Ripper, and why does he seem so focused on her? It was a good YA read recommended by @anewton91

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LibrarianRyan
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I liked this book just not enough to finish the series. It is paranormal. And it follows a grisly murder in modern London.

For the most part this book is grade 6+ but for conservative parents I might bump that to 8+

#yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm

tonyahoswalt I enjoyed this series. I think there is still more to come, one more book? 1y
LibrarianRyan @tonyahoswalt really. I thought it was just a trilogy. 1y
tonyahoswalt @LibrarianRyan the third book didn't wrap up the series, a Maureen Johnson has said there is 4th book coming, but it was delayed with her illness and then release of the Truly Devious books. No title or pub date known yet. 1y
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tonyahoswalt @LibrarianRyan *that should say and 1y
LibrarianRyan @tonyahoswalt thanks. Had no idea. 1y
IheartYA I was not impressed. 1y
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Lindsbooklover93
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the first book in this series. The main Character Rory going to a boarding school in London. When she gets there Jack the Ripper is murdering people. She is the only
one who can see him. Can't wait to read the second book. #litsy #booklover #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

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Lindsbooklover93
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I started reading this book today. Rory goes to a boarding school in London. In the story Jack the Ripper is very active. I'm loving it so far. It's going to be a fast read.

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ofclumsywords
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Pickpick

First book of 2018 was saved for my favorite author! I have only read the first book in this series and just reread it and fell in love with the characters and plot all over again!

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Iceangel9
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Pickpick

Cool premise.

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BucklingBookshelves
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The #aura of fear can be strong, so I think this is excellent advice. #QuotsyNov17

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TheKidUpstairs
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Amazing #LitsyPenPal #bookmail!!! Thank you so much @Melissa_J - you're the best! I've been coveting the reading socks every time I go to Indigo, and I love the bookmarks. And thank you for the books, can't wait to read them!

susanw The Indigo reading socks are so cozy! 2y
Melissa_J Yay! I‘m so glad you like it, especially the socks, which are one of my favourite things 😊 2y
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Christinak
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

I am really into this ya thriller. Part ghost story part Jack the Ripper story. All fun. I did not want to put it down.

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tszewczyk
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"...This entire nation was defended by young people..."

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IheartYA
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Mehso-so

Almost done. Slow to start. The story and action didn't start until nearly page 100. Too much description just to fill pages that has nothing to do with the plot. The characters and setting are interesting. The writing is mediocre. I probably will not read #2.

Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! If you have any questions about how it works you can ask in the comments by using the @ symbol followed by my name (@libby1) and I'll see it. I hope you enjoy Litsy as much as I do! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
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Johanna414
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3 hours of reading time, and I've finished my 2nd #TBRReadathon book! I don't know what I'm going to start next... hadn't planned beyond these two.
I just spent an hour sitting on my ass reading and watching my husband mow the lawn. I don't know why he puts up with me 😝
This book was awesome and I'm ordering the sequel from the library ASAP!

mjdowens Oh good. So glad to see another great review. I have this one coming tomorrow and cannot wait to read it 2y
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Johanna414
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Before my Great Grandma passed a couple months ago, she told my Grandma that she wanted Tony and I to inherit her bedroom set. It originally belonged to her mother-in-law who bought it in the '20s. The Great One knew we had been shopping around for our guest room and I think she wanted it to go to me rather than one of my many aunts who never had time for her until they needed money... I at least made time with her, took Lane to visit every week

Johanna414 And made sure she always had a contemporary #romantsy on audio. So even though some of the relatives aren't very happy about it, I am so grateful to have this set to remember my great grandma by. I still need to polish it up and put the mirrors back onto the dresser and vanity, but I couldn't resist making the bed and spending some time in here. The room smells like her house... 2y
LeahBergen 💗💗 2y
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Johanna414
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Really loving The Name of the Star, which I got as a #CupidGoesPostal gift from @Kmmsellers ! You have great taste - I flew through the first half tonight!

Kmmsellers Oh, yay! I really enjoyed that series. I'm so glad you like it! 😊🎉 2y
mjdowens Uh oh. I see yet another series being added to my TBR. 2y
Johanna414 @mjdowens the best and worst thing about Litsy... the ever growing TBR! 2y
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AmandaL
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This fantastic #YA paranormal mystery follows Louisiana teen Rory as she starts boarding school in London. She becomes the sole witness in a brutal case of copycat Jack the Ripper murders. Unfortunately she may be the only one who can see the killer. #LondonCalling #RockinMay (image from goodreads)

stacybmartin 💜this book! 2y
Cinfhen Hmmmm, I'm intrigued 🤔 2y
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Melli
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So im not sure would you say I did a marathon read of this book or a personal readathon challenge. I started it around 11 this afternoon and finished about 10 minutes ago and that was in between doing laundry and other motherly duties. Yes this photo is in my basement I set up a little corner with two chairs to relax in while doing laundry. Ohh 4 stars definitely loved how I wasn't able to guess the what's next in the story.

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MSzyd
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Day 152: "...if I pretended long enough, maybe I could make it into a reality." #shoes by #jcrew

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JCisFabulous
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"When I have a bad night," she said, "I look at my dogs." She held out a picture of two beautiful dog-

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 2y
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Johanna414
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@Kmmsellers You could not have done a more perfect job choosing books for me!!! Thank you so much! I've been dying to read Ink and Bone, and The Name of the Star has never crossed my radar but sounds fabulous! We don't have any fun places to buy bookish stuff where I live so I'm thrilled with all the pretty bookmarks 😍😍😍
@BookishMarginalia you are wonderful for organizing this! Thank you! #CupidGoesPostal

BookishMarginalia Lovely gifts! Enjoy! 💜 3y
Kmmsellers I'm so glad you like them! I really enjoy Maureen Johnson's series. Let me know what you think! 3y
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Coffeereadswithmimi
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Pickpick

Loved this book! So much so that I went out and got The Madness Underneath simply because I couldn't wait to continue this read. Rory was such a great main character who was also relatable in so many ways. Eerie with some good twists and ultimately a fantastic plot. Fast paced read that leaves you wanting more! Highly recommend!

lynneamch ❤📷! 3y
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Bookwm85forever
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Great advice!!

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Bookwm85forever
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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I opened my #WinterSolsticeGiftExchange from my #SecretSantaGoesPostal person: @JPrecht and she was so amazing and sent this book which I have not read, but it looks great!! And she knows me well because she also sent a box of tea and a candle as well as the Jane Austen colouring book!!! And her stationary is just beautiful! Thank you!!! ❤🎄🎁📚😊 and thank you @BookishMarginalia for putting it all together! So very grateful 😘

BookishMarginalia Yey! It arrived! 💜💜💜 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @BookishMarginalia Yes! I believe it arrived on the 19th or 20th, I was just out of town so couldn't open it, but well worth the wait! 🙌😊 3y
LibrarianRyan The book is pretty good. We almost picked it for our one book one summer. Not good enough that i read the rest of the series though. 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @LibrarianRyan Can't wait to start it, but definitely not until after the New Year lol 3y
raelaschoenherr The Jane Austen coloring book looks great! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @raelaschoenherr I was pleasantly surprised by it!!! ❤️ 3y
Gissy 🎄🎅🏼🎁📚🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏😍 3y
BookNerdBritt I absolutely loved The Name of the Star! 3y
monkeygirlsmama Fabulous! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Gissy It was so much fun!!! 😊 @BookNerdBritt Good! I love series so it always makes me happy to find new ones 🙌❤ @monkeygirlsmama she did a great job 😊 3y
RadicalReader @BooksTeasAndBookishThings how does someone do the secret santa on here with books? How do we know where to send them and what do you put in them? 3y
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JPrecht
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Pickpick

Between moving house, and the election, and an ill-timed bout of pneumonia, my reading parts have been broken for anything but news articles and essays. But this book fixed me. It was funny, and creepy, and delightful. So glad for this book kick starting my brain again.

hwheaties I love this series! 3y
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JPrecht
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Home sick and not planning to leave the bed today. Good thing I have this delightful book to keep me company. I'm so enjoying this narrator - being a small town southern girl myself I can identify... 😂

Eyelit Take care and happy reading! 3y
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BillBlume
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Okay, my non-self promotion entry for #AllHallowsRead is The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. This uses a slow build up to scary with an actual ghost for the antagonist. Having the story set in London gives me a soft spot for this book, but Maureen does a great job folding in her Jack the Ripper research without it getting info-dumpy. #TheNameoftheStar #MaureenJohnson #ghost #ghoststory #ScaryRead #ShadesOfLondon #YALit #youngadult

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JPrecht
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I'm supposed to be packing. We move next week! But, but... I'll just start this one, maybe. Just one more half hour break...

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charminggoats
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Oddly fitting that I would start this book this weekend.

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HiddenGemBooks
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Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more than a century ago has broken out across the city. The police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man believed to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him and now Rory has become his next target.

#TBR 😱📚

MysticRaven03 This was such a good book! Hope you enjoy! 3y
AmbityScambity LOVED this book! 3y
alleyfam51699 I have this book on my TBR shelf. I can't wait to read it. 3y
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BookNerdBritt I loved this book! 3y
bookdrunkard78 I've read the first two in this series! Third will be coming up soon! Good pick! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 I loved this one too! The audio is good! 3y
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charminggoats
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My epic reading weekend continues! I've heard so many good things about Maureen Johnson's books. I'm so excited to dive into this one!

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Brenley
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Hurricane Matthew means more book time. Feeling nostalgic for London and this is helping!

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alineibling
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"Fear can't hurt you. When it washes over you, give it no power. It's a snake with no venom."

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alineibling
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Someone is murdering people in modern-day London like Jack the Ripper once did and Louisiana teenager Rory is an eyewitness to something strange and ghostlike that makes her become a part of the mysterious crimes. This fantasy/mystery novel is book one of a series that will keep you glued to the pages and make your heart pound just a little in fear (or if you are a fraidy cat with a big imagination like me, make your heart pound a lot in fear!).

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It's fall (ish) and what does that mean for me? Spooky, Gothic, witchy, ghostly, haunted type reads, of course! I've loved 'bump in the night' stories since I was still reading 'in secret' after my Mom sent me to bed. I'm listening to Name Of The Star, first of Maureen Johnson's Shades Of London series. Jack The Ripper, ghosts, boarding school, a main character from Louisiana who understands weird - yep, I'm in! 😱👻😱👻

LitHousewife This sounds good!!! 3y
Zelma Done. Adding that to my TBR! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 @LitHousewife @Zelma I'm having fun listening to this. It's YA and pretty funny in parts. And, happily, it's the first book in a series of 3 or 4. 3y
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Ashestoashes
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Sharing one of my favorite series for @Litsy and the current #24in48 contest! I love Maureen Johnson, and Checkers agrees.

MrBook 😻👍🏻 3y
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charlotte
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I'm always a bit nervous about books that have teenage detectives and ghosts simply because so many of them I've read lack originality. This one however, very good and I'm looking forward to reading more books by the author.

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charlotte
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Ooh this looks good!

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