Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
The Name of the Star
Author: Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Hyperion Children's
Published: September 20, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemps/Paranormal
A modern-day thriller about Rory, an American high-school student who enrolls at a London boarding school for her junior year. Soon after her arrival, a series of murders begins to take place across the city—on the exact dates and in the exact style of Jack the Ripper.
Rory’s ties to the killer bring her in contact with a secret paranormal branch of the British police, as they attempt to stop the mysterious killer.
Before I say anything else, if you haven't read anything by Maureen Johnson, you have been living under a rock. Now that that's out of the way...I am in absolute LUST with the cover of The Name of the Star. It's eerie, and pretty, and creepy all at the same time. And, considering the fact that I love me some dark and twisty/creepy tales, I'm loving that this premise involves Jack the Ripper. It sounds edgier than a lot of what I read, and that makes me very, very happy! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?