Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2): The Madness Underneath

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a feature designed to spotlight upcoming novels we can't wait to get our hands on. Click the link for more!

The Madness Underneath
by Maureen Johnson
Series: Shades of London, #2
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenille
Genre: Paranormal
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.

I love Maureen Johnson. Love her. She's one of the few authors on my auto-buy list actually. I have to admit though, it took me two tries to read The Name of the Star. But after finally finishing it, I can easily say I am hooked on this series. I love their concept, and I need to know what happens with Rory and Stephan... I just - I cannot stand Jerome. Honestly /SPOILER I wanted Jerome to be killer so Rory and Stephan would get together. /END So yes, The Madness Underneath, can't wait. :} I have to say though, I don't like any of the 3 cover designs.

The Shades of London series so far:

Have you read The Name of the Star or even The Madness Underneath yet? If yes, I'm mad jealous >_> What are you looking forward to this week? Leave us a link in the comments!


  1. I haven't heard of this series, but it does seem good. Great pick!

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  2. I haven't heard of this series, either. But I hope you enjoy this one!
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  3. I read Name of the Star and I loved Rory! She's funny, and I love her quirky enormous family in America even though we've never met any of them. Haha, I hated Jerome too. But it's a great concept, and the book was really well-written and gothic, so definitely reading this one!
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  4. I haven't had the chance to read The Name of the Star so I can't say I'm waiting for this one but I would love to give book one a try. I hope you enjoy The Madness Underneath when it comes out. Nice pick!
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  5. Excited to read more Maureen Johnson. I really liked the Name of the Star, and I can't wait to find out what happen next. Great pick!
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  6. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!! Please check out my WoW!

  7. I did not read this series but it sounds good. Adding it to my TBR. :)
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