Friday, February 19, 2016

Review : The Madness Underneath

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

(Shades of London #2)
Genre : Paranormal, Young Adult, Ghosts, Mystery, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Romance
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Purchase Link: Amazon
Pages : 290


After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux 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. 


After being slashed by a wannabe Jack the Ripper ghost, Rory wants nothing more than to attend school, go back to her friends and live a normal life. With the help of a counselor she's allowed to go back to see how things are as a trial but soon realize that life went on and she is way behind in school. Overwhelmed by school and her relationship with her boyfriend, she decides with the recommendation of a friend to go to a certain Counselor that seems to work miracles. Not only that a string of murder seems to be occurring near where her school is and she's going to help with a couple of friends solve that mystery.

I was going to add more to the description but I think I might give away too much away. I was worried at first that this book wasn't going to be as good as the first one but it actually turned out really great and I enjoyed it. I thought it was interesting how Rory is,it's got to be tough what she went though and not being able to tell a single soul and not being allowed to tell the people she loves what real happen and not being able to talk to the people who experience with happened cause of confidentiality agreement. I was very surprised what was happening through out the book I was not at all expecting many of the situations. Oh,and that ending! With how it turned out I need to get to the next book pronto because I can only see it going up from here hopefully I'm not disappointed. I can't wait to see what next.

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