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The Name of the Star
Start date
February 1, 2012
Finish date
February 29, 2012

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Sarah (Catching Books)
What an AMAZING book! This is definitely one of the best books that I have read this year!!
The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover! It is very unique! The plot of this novel was very different and interesting! London is one my my favorite cities, so I loved reading about it! I also love to read about boarding schools so it was awesome to read about that as well.

This book kept me on the edge of me seat and I was constantly guessing what would happen next, only to be shock
Faith McKay
This was a really great book that is getting put on my honorary "laugh out loud" shelf, which is a really great place to be. I love love love the writing. The opening was amazing. I liked the idea of the story. I love that I felt like I was in London. And I loved the stories about her family members back home. :)

Definitely recommend!

I'm looking forward to the second one coming out. I hate starting a series that doesn't have the sequels out yet :( After the ending, I have a feeling this one wil
Jessica (BlogEared Books)
What a fun book to read! The main character, Rory's parents move to England for business and she decides to attend a private boarding school- to get the whole "English" experience. Shortly after moving in, bonding with her roommate, crushing on a guy, and secretly despising the resident "perfect" girl- tragedy hits London. Someone is murdering people in the same fashion and on the same days that Jack the Ripper struck years ago. Unfortunately, Rory is an eye witness to one of the murders and bec ...more
Maureen Johnson loves London and this is another book that proves it. I couldn't put it down. A little history, a mystery, a little romance mixed in with some paranormal makes this book fun and riveting. The fantasy is a small departure for Maureen but like her other books, the protagonist is sharp, funny and a little awkward. I highly recommend it and look forward to future books in the series.
Better than I expected. I might check out the sequels.
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