Shelfari edited the description of The Name of the Star (Shades of London) Sunday, January 20, 2013.
"Johnson fearlessly takes readers from . . . a cool innocent-abroad-with-iPod story to supernatural thriller. The tension ramps up exquisitely among cups of tea, library visits and the London Underground. The explosive ending is genuinely terrifying but never loses the wit, verve and humor that Rory carries with her throughout." - Kirkus "There's a Doctor Who-ish quality to the book - in both its technology and tone - that feels completely intentional and appealingly fresh to the YA genre, but Johnson's biggest achievement is in having written a book that will appeal to fans of her earlier work, but also please SF/F readers." - Locus Magazine "Johnson uses a deft hand, applying the right amount of romance and teen snarkiness to relieve the story's building tension. Departing from her previous works, she turns paranormal on its head, mocking vampires and werewolves while creating ghosts that are both realistic and creepy. A real page-turner." - School Library Journal "Readers looking for nonstop fun, action, and a little gore have come to the right place." - Publishers Weekly "A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic." - Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series