Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (8)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly chance for bloggers to share books we can't wait to get our hands on.  
It's hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine. 

Available in Hardcover September 29, 2011:

  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Format: Hardcover , 384 pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13:9780399256608
Synopsis From
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city — gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. 

Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was with her at the time, didn’t notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, what is he planning to do about her? 

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities. 

Another Ripper book for me.  What can I say? I love the period.  But wait--it's modern? Curious to know how past and present will merge.  And I love creepy!   This is the start of a new series.  If it's good, it could be dangerous.  Seems nearly everything I buy lately is part of a series....

That's what I'm waiting on! Now how 'bout you?


  1. I absolutely love this cover. And we too so can't wait to get our hands on this book!

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  2. I am super excited about this book!!! It looks amazing!!
    Check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  3. This sounds really good! Definitely excited about it.

    My WOW:

  4. I need to read this book! It sounds really good and I keep seeing it about!

    My Wow

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  5. I ordered my copy already - and it's a signed edition :D

    I've never read anything in the Ripper period, mostly because it scares me. I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about this one but I'm sure I'll love it. I mean, come on, its Maureen Johnson.

  6. @Kate I haven't actually read any Maureen Johnson yet. But I do have 13 Little Blue Envelopes as an e-book! Lucky you to be getting a signed copy!

  7. I'm with you! I can't wait to read this one. This one seems so different from the other novels she has written-- I can't wait to see what it is like.

  8. yesss, definitely an interesting one to get a hold of.