Monday, October 31, 2011

Best of the Bunch :: October

Best of the Bunch is hosted by Lyrical over at Lyrical Reviews YA.
This is a monthly meme where, at the end of every month you pick one book that you read that month that's a must-have/must-read. Afterwards, you can add your link to Lyrical's post and see what other bloggers must-reads.

Let's begin! October's must-read is ....  The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.

The first in Maureen Johnson's Shades of London trilogy, leaves the reader wanting more. I believe this is Maureen's first supernatural, published novel. I thought it was a good start and am curious to see where the second book leads.

Read my review of The Name of the Star here!

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.


  1. Ooo this sounds REALLY good! Great choice!

  2. This looks really good! I'm on a waiting list for it at my library- can't wait to read it now!

  3. Great choice! I also read The Name of the Star this month and thought it was radtastic! I can't wait to see what else is in store for Rory.
    New follower. =)

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  4. Ooo nice choice - I cannot wait to read this! :)

    My Best of the Bunch this month