Friday, 14 June 2013

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson (Young Adult, Thriller, 10/10E)

March 2013, HarperCollins Children's Books, 298 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: paranormal, ghosts sad/mad/bad, having a special power,failing school, feeling out of your depth, unable to chat about your feelings, the benefits of counselling/therapy, the support of friends who make you laugh, loneliness, being swayed by reasonable arguments, feeling abandoned by friends, lots of light bulb moments, deception, betrayal, being used,  a few scary parts

Content: teen relations, mild drug use

Summary from HarperCollins
When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe…

There’s a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London. Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose…

But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions. A thrilling teen mystery. 

Nayuleska's thoughts
Given my poor memory it was surprising how much I remembered of the first book. I felt at home with Rory: it was easy to relate to her jumbled feelings. I wanted to shout out when she was being brain washed, to make her see through the lies. The plot twists were rather epic! I'm hoping book 3 won't take too long to come out.

You can find out more on Maureen's website

Suggested read
You must read book one, The Name of the Star


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