Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Shades of London


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 >