Books by Maureen Johnson

THE SHADOW CABINET by Maureen Johnson
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Creepy, tense and wonderful: Don't expect to put this down once it's begun—but be sure to begin with The Name of the Star (2011). (Supernatural thriller. 13-18)"
Transplanted Southerner Rory must once again save London, but this time her foes aren't all completely dead. Read full book review >
THE BANE CHRONICLES by Cassandra Clare
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Only for series completists and fans of Magnus Bane—but who isn't a fan of Magnus Bane? (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Eleven short stories about two centuries in the life of everyone's favorite bisexual, biracial, immortal warlock from Clare's hyperpopular Shadowhunters series, most previously published in electronic-only editions. Read full book review >
THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH by Maureen Johnson
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The London minutiae are utterly engaging, the villains satisfyingly weird and numerous. And there is kissing. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
A double or triple pun in the title resonates throughout the creepy, clever and ambiguous second volume in the Shades of London series, following The Name of the Star (2011).Read full book review >
THE NAME OF THE STAR by Maureen Johnson
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nice touches about friendship, kissing, research and the way a boy's curls might touch his collar fully integrate with a clear-eyed look at a pitiless killer. (Supernatural thriller. 12-18)"
A clever, scary, little-bit-sexy beginning to a series that takes Louisiana teen Rory to London. Read full book review >
THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE by Maureen Johnson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"While there are no big surprises in this oft-told story of a teen's growth through travel and new relationships, this is an appealingly smart and honest read that fans of the first will find deeply satisfying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ginny Blackstone returns for another delightfully madcap adventure in Europe in this follow-up to Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (2005). Read full book review >
SCARLETT FEVER by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Readers will have to read the first to understand this one, and the decidedly cliffhanger conclusion will ensure they are left in fevered anticipation of the next. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
The sequel measures well above its predecessor in this hilarious follow-up to Suite Scarlett (2008), which first introduced the eccentric, New York-dwelling Martin family. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008

"Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Three top authors of teen fiction join forces for a collection of linked novellas set in the same small town in North Carolina on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
SUITE SCARLETT by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"However, the authentic charm of the characters and the endearing sweetness of their odd familial relationships do, finally, make this light read worthwhile. (Fiction. YA)"
On her 15th birthday, Scarlett Martin receives the key to one of the shabby-but-elegant suites in her eccentric family's aging Manhattan hotel. Read full book review >
GIRL AT SEA by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"An iceberg of a romance in the vein of Sarah Dessen. (Fiction. YA)"
According to the text in this complex, near-ethereal exploration of a teen girl's inner awakenings, 17-year-old closed-mouthed Clio has quite a history behind her, including world travel, a bestselling video game named Dive! and a strange tattoo. Read full book review >
DEVILISH by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Great entertainment and hard to put down. (Fiction. YA)"
Feisty, rebellious and exceptionally smart, Jane would appear to be the last student at her strict Catholic high school to join in a fight with real demons from Hell. Read full book review >
13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A sure hit with fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Fiction. 12+)"
Aunt Peg was full of wonder, and 17-year-old Ginny always felt more interesting around her. Read full book review >
THE BERMUDEZ TRIANGLE by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sprinkled-in pop-culture references range from spot-on to easily dated, but the characterizations of love—different kinds—are tender even when painful. (Fiction. YA)"
Warm, humorous, and smoothly readable story of three girls who've been friends forever. Read full book review >
THE KEY TO THE GOLDEN FIREBIRD by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"The story's realism lends credibility to the emotional struggles of a courageous family that should touch many young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This affecting story, of three teenaged sisters coping with their father's sudden death, centers around May, the middle, brainy one. Read full book review >