Book Review:
The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson

Title: The Name of The Star
Author: Maureen Johnson
Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 287
Rating: 3/5

Lousiana teenager Rory is spending a school year in London, who is being ravaged by a murderer copying the infamous Ripper. The only suspect they have is a man Rory saw, a man no one else can seem to see...

This book has been on my TBR for what feels like forever, and I'm so pleased I finally got around to it. I kept seeing it everywhere and a lot of people were talking about it, though when I think about it, I didn't really have a lot of expectations. I thought it was going to be average, but it really does bring something new to the table.

This book is enjoyable. It's not the best and most original story I've read, but it has a lot of elements that I like: it's partly dark, partly funny, set in a great setting and does deal with one of the most famous murderers in England's history: Jack the Ripper. All of these elements are brought together fairly well and creates a story that's fun to read.

I quite enjoyed the characters and all the paranormal aspects. The reason I'm giving it an 3-star rating is because, though I haven't read anything exactly like this, it's not mind blowing. It's simply a good and enjoyable read.

I'm definitely going to be picking up the next book soon! I would recommend it if you like mystery and paranormal books, and want to read something that isn't too heavy.

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