Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
From Goodreads:
After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance. But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades— the city's secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

I loved the first book in this series, and I can't wait to find out what happens next! Maureen Johnson is one of my favorite authors, and I will read pretty much anything she ever writes. :D

Also, I love these covers! I'm so glad the series got a new look. 


  1. Sounds interesting, I'll have to add it to my reading list! :D

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  2. Interesting read - haven't heard of this before. :)

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  3. I've always wanted to read this series. Sounds like an interesting read! :D