Waiting on Wednesday: The Madness Underneath

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Madness Underneath

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Series: Shades of London #2
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons BfYR
Pub Date: February 26th 2013
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After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades— the city’s secret ghost-fighting police—are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it’s too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


DUDE!!! I love the new covers for this series! AND I cannot wait to see where this story goes.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

18 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Madness Underneath”

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    Amanda, The Vintage Bookworm

    Oh wow, I didn’t even realize this was the sequel! The cover is definitely different. I still haven’t read the first book, but it’s been on my list forever. I’m dying to get my hands on a copy. I really need to bump it up on my TBR list and grab it from the library. =D

    I’m glad I noticed that it was the sequel before I read all of the synopsis, ha!

    Great pick! :)

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    Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)

    YES! Great pick! I’m currently reading Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson … it’s so much different from these books! Personally, I like the artsy covers with the girl on the front … I’m not sure why, but they just jump out at me!

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    Martina Koleva

    Well this one definitely sounds interesting. I haven’t read book one, I hadn’t even heard of them but it’s definitely on my radar now and I want them both. I’m adding them on my to-read list and I hope I get the chance to read them soon. Great pick! Thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    Anna @ Literary Exploration

    I just started reading the first book in this series and I’m really liking it!! I hope the second one turns out to be awesome :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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    Christina (BookTasty)

    Umm..so I still haven’t read Name of the Star, but I so need to! I’ve heard such great things about it, that I’m sure number two will be great too. :) I didn’t realize it was going to be a series!

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    Alyssa @ Books Take You Places

    I still haven’t read the first one and I am still ridiculously excited for this!! Seriously. I am ashamed to say that I barely knew about Maureen before I started following her on Twitter and she is HILARIOUS. I am so excited to read book one!!

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    I agree! This new cover is much better than the first one for The Madness Underneath! I liked the one for Name of the Star, though. And I didn’t know that it had been nominated for an Edgar! 2013 can’t come soon enough!

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