Published by Month 9 Books on 2014-09-23
Genres: Horror & Ghost Stories, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Month 9 Books
Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.
His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they've been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.
Mark's only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he'll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.
The story of Jack the Ripper has been one that always intrigued me. I have read all the reports and seen all the movies on it. I am not sure why I find it so interesting but when I saw the synopsis for this book I knew I had to read it. I think Kit did an amazing job, you really felt how life was in 1888 London and she kept with the real story just added her own spin to it. I didn’t mind the POV that were told by Mark, Genie and Aunt Agatha but sometimes it got me a bit confused but I was easily able to figure it out.
I love the idea of this story, Mark gets struck by lightning and travels back in time to 1888 London just when Jack the Ripper started his murder spree. Mark becomes friends with a very independent Genie but can he find his way home and help Genie not be Jacks next victim and sacrifice his way home.
Mark is a bit of a pain in the neck but I actually enjoyed him and Genie was very independent but sometimes she got on my nerves, I know she wanted to help but i don’t think she really understand the women’s situations. The chemistry between Mark and Genie was cute seeing two people from didn’t times and how different they both were, he offended her often it was rather funny. It has a few slow spots but I think that helped build the story better. I don’t want to give a lot away and would really love for you to experience this book first hand like I did, Kit Forbes did a fantastic job and she has such great details. I look forward to reading more from her.
recommend: Yes, this is a great read for YA and adults.
(Please ignore any typing issues I broke my finger and I was having a hard time writing this, I also may add a few more details when it heals plus I will come back to fix it, thank you)
Winner will be drawn October 25, 2014
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