Books of Amber

I have no idea what I am doing, but what else is new.

The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson Review here: http://www.booksofamber.com/2012/05/name-of-star-by-maureen-johnson.htmlThe Name of the Star isn't what I was expecting at all, but I really liked it. I love mysteries, stories about ghosts and Jack the Ripper, and this book was all of those elements rolled into one story.There wasn't much romance in this novel, which I loved. It's good to see a YA novel that is a romance in paranormal clothing. There also wasn't much focus on the boarding school in this, which I admit I was a little disappointed with.The plot was fast paced and kept my attention throughout. I love the paranormal twist that the author put on things, and the antagonist was also pretty awesome! I think to make a book amazing, you have to have a badass, creepy protagonist, and this is what worked well in this book.I have discovered that I really enjoy Maureen Johnson's writing style and I'll definitely be reading the sequel which is coming out in January next year.

Currently reading

Shift Omnibus Edition (Silo, #2) (Wool, #6-8)
Hugh Howey
Progress: 150/569 pages
A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold
George R.R. Martin
Fragments
Dan Wells
Viral Nation
Shaunta Grimes
The School for Good and Evil
Soman Chainani
Fire in the East (Warrior of Rome 1)
Harry Sidebottom