Today’s T3 theme is Supernatural Read (just in time for Halloween!).
I’ve read several books and series recently with supernatural elements, but I’m choosing to feature Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series.
Goodreads synopsis of the first book, The Name of the Star:
Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more than a century ago has broken out across the city. The police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man believed to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him – the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target…unless she can tap her previously unknown abilities to turn the tables.
Since I’m pretty pale–years of excessive sunscreen and being slowly bled to death by swamp mosquitoes–the rich black looked dramatic. I added some red lipstick, which may have been a touch too far, but Jazza said I looked nice, and she seemed to mean it.
Pale skin, rich black, red lipstick, and a star brooch (from the book title):
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7 thoughts on “Thoughtful Third Thursday: October 2015”
I love Maureen Johnson – own all her books – but when I tried to read this one, I was left feeling cold and stopped after the first chapter. Should I forge on, then? Regardless, this outfit is right up my alley and the brooch is quite stunning and pops dramatically against the black. Simple and elegant interpretation once again.
I loved this series – it gets better and better as it goes along. The first part of this book seems like a typical YA contemporary, but once the supernatural stuff starts it really picks up. 🙂
Okay, will put it back on my TBR. 😀 The second Jackaby book is coming out and I’m in that kind of a mood anyway.
Beastly Bones is out already and awesome! There is also a short story called The Map that’s available in ebook.
This book sounds really good! And I love the red lipstick 🙂 You should wear it more often!
Thanks! I own lots of colors of lipstick, but I tend to stick to my favorite neutral shade. I will try to branch out. 😉