Featured Review: RIPPED (Shelly Dickson Carr)
About This Book:
When a museum trip turns funky, Katie Lennox is catapulted back in time to Victorian London. Separated from her friends, her Starbucks and her i-Phone by more than 100 years, this smart, gutsy teen needs to blend if she's to accomplish her mission-- to stop Jack the Ripper, London's still unidentified serial killer. Katie's read about the brutal slayings; she's watched her fair share of CSI. Armed with 21st-century knowledge, and with the help of handsome Toby, can Katie unmask the man who got away with murder again and again? Can she save any of his victims?
*Review Contributed By Missy Wadkins Staff Reviewer*
Ripped was one of those random finds that I discovered while browsing around for new books to read. Loving all things Jack The Ripper related I knew that, fiction or not, I had to check this book out. I ordered, waited and read as soon as I received it in the mail.I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I don't know what exactly I was expecting, but for some reason I wasn't expecting it to be so good that I devoured this book in very little time.
This book is told from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old girl (Katie) that goes back in time to try to stop Jack The Ripper from butchering women - one being an ancestor of Katie, whom her rock star sister looks a lot like. I loved Katie's voice in this book and, between her dialogue and references to modern-day pop culture, I think she really made this story very easy to read - even the gory and violent parts.
This story is very detailed and historically accurate when it comes to the facts about Jack The Ripper - someone definitely did their research and stayed true to history where it mattered. Seeing a book that is 500+ pages long about history and time travel may seem daunting but the intrigue in the mystery of this book definitely sets the pace and you'll be through it before you know it.
If you're a fan of Jack the Ripper, time travel or just a good mystery then I would definitely recommend this book.
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