The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Book 2 (The Shades of London)

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The New York Times bestseller!

A new threat haunts the streets of London…
Rory Deveaux has changed in ways she never could have imagined since moving to London and beginning a new life at boarding school. As if her newfound ability to see ghosts hadn’t complicated her life enough, Rory’s recent brush with the Jack the Ripper copycat has left her with an even more unusual and intense power. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the city’s secret ghost-policing squad to listen before it’s too late.
 

About Maureen Johnson

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Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Suite Scarlett, Scarlett Fever, Girl At Sea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and The Key To The Golden Firebird. She lives in New York City, but travels to the UK regularly to soak up the drizzle and watch English TV.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Speak. 300 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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).

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The Shades – London’s secret ghost fighting police – are very possibly the only people she can talk to about what has actually happened to her.

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Examiner

"The Madness Underneath" by Maureen Johnson continues the adventure of Rory Devereaux, a Louisiana native who is spending a year of high school in a London private school.

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Hopefully the next book will have Rory following up on the mystery of the ghosts.

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Teen Reads

In Rory, a reader finds a reflection of her own wacky, rambling, procrastinating, awkward, Cheez Whiz-loving, long leg hair-petting not-so-secret self.

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Common Sense Media

Now readers of the gripping first book know about the ghosts Rory sees and a recovery from her encounter with a ghost impersonating Jack the Ripper leaves her scarred in more ways than one.

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The Overflowing Library

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.

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The Young Folks

There are consequences to the events that happened in the first book, and now Rory is living with them in what starts out as a slow and mature, introspective story and turns into a heart-stopping emotional ride of sorts.

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Alice Marvels

the pointless procedure is one of our great natural resources.” Callum and Boo don’t get a ton of action in the book (it’s really quite a short book, compared to book one), but the few encounters we do get made me remember how much I loved them.

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Gr 7 Up—In Johnson's sequel (2013) to The Name of the Star (2011, both Putnam), Rory is still recovering from an attack by the murderous Ripper and trying to reconnect with her friends and school life. But she can't seem to get back on track and is drawn to her old relationships with the Shades, ...

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