I know I haven't been around much as your Books NM and we haven't had a blurbing book club selection in months, but with the recent release of Maureen Johnson's latest book, which is fantastic, I thought I should change all of that.
You know the drill by now. Read the book, and then come back here and discuss it AND blurb it.
So, for those of you who've read the book already, what did you think of it?
I honestly thought it was awesome. It was a perfect mash-up of Sci-Fi and creepy paranormal to make it amazing. Just don't read at night while you're home alone.
Oh and did anyone else completely ship Stephen/Rory? I mean if they got together their ship name would be Story -- this was fate. Or crafty trolling by Maureen Johnson.
I did! Stephen reminded me of Oliver from the Last Little Blue Envelope a little bit. I ship them a little more now that I know their ship name--that's awesome!
Really? I don't know if I see Oliver in him because Oliver was so resented but I really did love Stephen's character. I am so excited about the next book because I believe strongly in this relationship.
random question, but has anyone heard an estimate on when she'll be releasing the sequel?
Yeah, I saw on goodreads that it is projected for September. It will be called The Madness Underneath.
I liked this book a lot more than I expected. I walked past it quite a few times in B&N before I finally decided to buy it. I'm not a big fan of the main characters, though.
The only part that really bothered me was right in the middle. Remember when she sneaks out and is on the roof with Jerome and Jazza? And then she LEAVES...in the middle of the night...when she knows the next murder will have to happen soon. AND JEROME JUST LETS HER GO! What?! Maybe it was just me, but what kind of guy just lets his crush walk around in the dark while a murderer is in the area?
But I got over it.
The only other thing I have to say: I am a Stephen fangirl. :)
adolescent invulnerability complex?
Probably. I also think Jazza was scared and wanted to get back to the dorm as soon as possible. Fear over logic. Hell, I wouldn't have broken out in the first place.
I absolutely adored the whole book! I love Maureen Johnson's writing, so when I saw the book had come out, I immediately went and took it out of our local library.
An American in a British private school, Jack the Ripper creeps people out.
blurb: Strange waves of killings brings fright for city and death to normalcy of a teenage girl.
My Thoughts: This was my second Maureen book. First being 13 Blue Envelopes and this was different. I liked it quite a bit more then I thought I would.
I read it a while ago, and I really rather adored it! I thought it was pretty amazing, and I have every intention to read the next one, but I do admit that its not on my favourite books shelf, and it's probably not a re-read. I did like it thought, the characters were generally pretty well fleshed, but I did have problems with the storyline. I dunno, I just thought it was a bit too jumpy I suppose.