**spoiler alert** The same day Rory arrives at her new boarding school in London, a murder occurs that copies the first Jack the Ripper murder that ha...more**spoiler alert** The same day Rory arrives at her new boarding school in London, a murder occurs that copies the first Jack the Ripper murder that happened more than a century ago. Over the course of the next few weeks, more murders occur, each mimicking the murders of Jack the Ripper. The police are at a loss, with no clues or witnesses. They catch a break when Rory sees the suspect on the night of one of the anticipated murders. However, Rory's description of the suspect doesn't match anyone and they are soon at another dead end. A murderer is still out there and he knows that Rory has seen him. Will she be his last victim?
I really enjoyed this story until the big reveal: Rory can see ghosts and it is a ghost who is killing all these people. While I don't want to see anyone murdered, I do love a murder mystery and after the whole mystical turn, I kind of lost interest in the story. However, I was eventually able to look past this and was able to enjoy the rest of the story. I did enjoy it enough to want to read the next book in this series, The Madness Underneath. The killer has been eradicated, so what happens next to Rory? (less)
For as long as he can remember, A has woken up in the body of a different person. A never knows who he'll wake up as: boy or girl, jock or geek, fat k...moreFor as long as he can remember, A has woken up in the body of a different person. A never knows who he'll wake up as: boy or girl, jock or geek, fat kid or athlete. He never interferes with the person's life because he doesn't want to get too attached to the people he meets or cause any problems for the person he is inhabiting after he's left his/her body. He has lived his life like this until he meets Rhiannon, the girlfriend of Justin, the boy whose body he is inhabiting for the day. There is something about Rhiannon that makes him want to break all the rules he has established for himself. Will he expose the truth about himself to show his true feelings for Rhiannon?
This is an interesting concept, changing to a new body every day. You get to experience different people and different ways of life. However, this story also helps me appreciate the stability I have every day. While it might be interesting to be someone new each day, I think it would also be very stressful.
How many stars this book received really depended on how the book ended. In some ways I was satisfied with the ending, but I honestly don't know what happens to A at the end. The book held my attention and I really wanted to know what happened next once I started reading. For this reason, I'll give the book 3 stars. If I could give it half a star, I'd give it 2 1/2 stars, but I'll round up.
When I first started listening to Wolf Hall, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish it. Overall, I did enjoy it, but I think I would have h...moreWhen I first started listening to Wolf Hall, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish it. Overall, I did enjoy it, but I think I would have had a difficult time reading it. I look forward to reading the next book in the trilogy, Bring Up the Bodies, but I will wait until the audiobook is available on Overdrive.(less)