If you are an MJ fan like me, then you will be so freaking excited by THE NAME OF THE STAR--possibly the best of her entire work, rivaled only by DEVILISH. If you are not an MJ fan (for shame!) then this is a GREAT book to start your upcoming MJ love. GET IT. READ IT.
So here's the thing: MJ knows how to tell a story well. Just follow her Twitter--if she can make 140-character tweets that entertaining, imagine what she can do with a whole book.
But the best part about THE NAME OF THE STAR? Is the plot itself. It's riveting. The basic plot is a girl from America goes to England for boarding school just as a Jack the Ripper copycat killer goes on a rampage. But then the girl becomes a witness--to a killer only she can see.
There's a little of everything in this book: a little funny (true laugh-out-loud moments), a little sad (I cried, I'm not ashamed to admit), a little mystery (who's killing--and how?), a little adventure (see: final battle), and a whole lot of amazing.
Here's the short story: this is a fantastic story wrapped around amazing writing. What's not to love?
Still on the fence? Then click here to read a free sample online!
To find out what the other Bookanistas are reading this week, click any of the links below!
- Elana Johnson is in a tizzy over Texas Gothic
- LiLa Roecker celebrates Something Like Hope
- Christine Fonseca is transformed by Shifting
- Shannon Whitney Messenger takes a shine to So Silver Bright – with giveaway
- Scott Tracey is on board for Starship Academy
- Beth Revis shouts out The Name of the Star
- Shana Silver loves Lola and the Boy Next Door
- Rosemary Clement Moore is distracted by Alien Invasion & Other Inconveniences
- Sarah Frances Hardy adores Birdie’s Big Girl Dress
- Stasia Ward Kehoe takes a fancy to Fracture
- Carolina Valdez Miller goes gaga for Glow and Shifting – with giveaway
Also: a special thanks to Pam for getting me a copy of the ARC to read! Click here to read Pam's review!