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Saturday, October 29, 2011

On My Wishlist [9]

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Publication Date: September 29th, 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Page Count: 378 pages
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 I Want This: I've always been really interested in stories about Jack the Ripper, so when I read about a sort of, modern day Jack the Ripper story I got really intrigued! Plus, I follow Maureen Johnson on Twitter and she is HILARIOUS! So now I reallyy want this book, because I reallyy want to read it :) 


  1. I got this book last week but haven't gotten around reading it. I'm a slightly scarred that the Jack the Ripper part will be to scary for me.

    Have a great weekend
    My Wishlist

  2. A friend gave me this book, I'm hoping to read it soon! Love anything to do with Jack the Ripper, I find it so interesting. Hope you get to read it sooN!

  3. Great pick! I have this one on my bookcase, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

    Here's the link to my OMW...


    hope you get it soon

  5. Great choice. I need to read Name of the star badly too. Hope you get it soon :)

  6. Good choice! I want this one as well and I keep hearing good things on this one!

  7. Ooh yeah you need to get this one asap! :D

    Xpresso Reads

  8. I saw this one at my library earlier this week, and then-- it mysteriously disappeared! LOL I have no idea who took it, but I suspect another librarian :) Oh well! I have like 20 books checked out in the meantime-- also I "stole" Crossed by Ally Condie, to return on Monday since they can't put it on the shelves until it's officially released anyways... whahaha! XD

    ~Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  9. Great choice! I too like the "reworked" classics, so I'm really interested in this one. There's also Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin coming out next year.

  10. It does look fantastic, doesn't it? Here's hoping we get to read it soon!

  11. I have that book on my list too. It was a slow week of reading. I'm wishing for a picture book again. Please come see what I'm wishing for.

  12. I have heard good things about this book and I want to read it too! Great choice!

  13. Oh my gosh, I want to read this book SO BADLY too! I've only heard amazing things about Maureen Johnson (and it's good to know that she's a funny tweeter!). Plus, the whole Rippermania thing is really interesting to me too!

    This is an AWESOME pick for your wish list, Anna! I can't wait to read your review on it when you finally get your hands on a copy! :)

  14. I've seen this one on a few wish lists lately. Not my thing, but I hope you enjoy it!

    anji @ book cover justice

  15. I have this one on my shelf! I won it in a twitter contest! I really need to read it. Jack the Ripper actually is one of the things that makes me a little O_O about it! But I'll pick it up soon, hopefully!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

  16. I'm really interested to see what Johnson does with the Jack the Ripper theme; this is definitely going on my TBR shelf!

    My Wishlist


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