Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Name Of The Star

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B. of Should Be Reading. Today, I'm getting my teaser from The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.

Here's the blurb 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.

I am LOVING this book so far. Here's my teaser:

She got up alongside the figure, a smallish person dressed entirely in motorcycle leathers, wearing a helmet. She reached up to the neck to feel for a pulse.

Where the neck was supposed to be, there was a space. (page 3)

What are you reading this week?


  1. Awesome teaser! I really enjoyed this book too. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ooh, chilling.


  3. Oh man, that is creepy. I've never read anything by Maureen Johnson but I've definitely heard of her, what with her legendary friendship with John Green.

    The book sounds totally interesting though and I've always had a mild interest in the Jack the Ripper tales. Thanks for the teaser!

  4. I always liked Jack The Ripper stories so this sounds very promising. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Awesome teaser. I loved this book! It was so good! I can't wait for the next one!

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  6. Thanks for the teaser. I love reading Jack the Ripper stories and also movies and docos.