Sunday, June 23, 2013

Review: The Madness Underneath

Title: The Madness Underneath

Author: Maureen Johnson


Shades of London #2   
February 2013

Library book

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Book Blurb:

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 to get back to her friends. 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.

My Review:
I liked the book overall and can't wait for the next one. Some parts of the story I didn't really like as much. Didn't much care for one of the new characters. Made me irritable. You know that when a story brings out strong emotions in the reader that it must be good writing.  These books definitely need to be read in order. Now we just have to wait about a year (hopefully sooner) for the next one.

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