The Madness Underneath

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Rating: 3 out of 5

Summary (From the Back Cover)
Surviving a near fatal attack by a ghostly killer will leave its mark. Seventeen-year-old Rory Devereaux has painful scars and deadly new powers at her fingertips. But without her secret ghost-fighting squad she feels brutally alone. She's lying to her boyfriend, failing in class and, worse still, Rory fears that a terrifying horror stalks the streets of London.

Review
This is the second in the Shades of London series, which starts weeks after The Name of the Star concludes. Rory has been set away from London to try and come to terms with that happened in the last book. However, no matter where she goes she'll never be able to escape the ghost's of this world.

Eventually she returns to school, where everyone is trying to move on from the Ripper copycat killer by focusing on their end of term exams. Rory however is a little preoccupied with finding her ghost-fighter friends and her new ability to kill Shades with a single touch.

Unlike the previous book the human's in this are just as dangerous as the ghost's with new untrustworthy characters being introduced to our favourite ghost hunter. Rory's life in London has never been easy but this term things are about to get a whole of a lot worse, being as the events of her last mission ripped a hole between this world and the next and a couple of crazy ghost's have escaped.

One thing I really enjoyed about this book was the unsuspecting twist in Rory's love life that was hopelessly sweet and heartbreakingly devastating all at the same time. I can't wait for the next in Johnson's Shades of London series as it ended on quite the stomach retching cliffhanger!



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