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N #AtoZchallenge and Maureen Johnson aka MoJo

Happy N day!


What a great book I’ve picked for you today!

Name the Star

It’s The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson! I bet you thought I was going to pick Number the Stars, didn’t you?  Well that would be a good pick too, but I didn’t chose it; THIS time. Besides, I think I chose it last year..?

Anyway, The Name of the Star is the first book in the Shades of London series. Here’s an excerpt from Goodreads.

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 Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.

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 walking with her at the time, didn’t notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? 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.

WOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!! Doesn’t that sound great? I’ mean, I won’t be reading this at night before I go to bed, but yeah I can’t wait to start this!

Did I mention that MoJo is a Philly girl? Yep; although she hasn’t had the honor of meeting me, but you never know, one day I might just pop up on her!  At least I can stalk her and laugh at her funny jokes on Twitter.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books Young Adult

M #atozchallenge

It’s M day!


I’ve got two entirely different types of books for you today.

The first is Monster High by Lisi Harrison, author of the The Clique.  Here’s what they say in Goodreads:

monster high unconventional librarianFrom Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the horrors of trying to fit in.

They prefer to call themselves RAD (Regular Attribute Dodgers), but some call them monsters. So far, the “monster” community has kept a low profile in Salem, but this year two new girls enroll at Master High School, and the town will never be the same.

Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father’s formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and cheerleading. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters who might be stalking the halls, Frankie finds that life in the “normi” world can be rough for a chic freak like her.

She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver–but can a normi be trusted with her big secret?


So, I like the way that sounds! Monstery but still kinda fun with the high school antics everyone loves.


The next book I have for you is a very recently released book by Maureen Johnson, Madness Underneath.  I was so thrilled to grab an autographed copy with STICKERS!!

madness underneath unconventional librarian

Yep, that’s Mojo and me, right there! The Madness Underneath is the second book in the Shades of London series; which, unfortunately, I’ve not had time to read yet but there’s always tomorrow, right?

Sigh, so many books, so little time!

Any M books out there that you like?