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?
RIPPED- a Jack the Ripper Time-Travel ThrillerFeaturedHot
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.
"Time travel" worked really well in this book and I got to learn about Victorian England and how the poor and rich "toffs" lived.
I loved this book! And I loved the illustrations, all 60 of them!
lots of great Illustrations
Cockney rhyming dictionary
If you like smart, historically accurate thrillers and are not too squeamish around blood, RIPPED should be on your reading list.
author of TAKEN BY STORM and SING ME TO SLEEP
Shelly Dickson Carr totally rocks the world of smart young-adult fiction. Smart she is, with a wicked eye and an understanding of human nature. You will hear a lot from Carr in the future. Her star shines through the London fog in RIPPED, a winner all the way.
-John D. Spooner
Boston Globe columnist & author of NO ONE EVER TOLD US THAT
RIPPED by Shelly Dickson Carr is exactly the novel you want to curl up with and spend a long weekend traveling to nineteenth century England. It’s a deliciously thrilling romp for readers everywhere. I loved every single page!
-Dorothea Benton Frank
New York Times best-selling author
Have you ever wished you could time travel? Well, after reading RIPPED, you may want to reconsider... because your journey back to Victorian London, with a smart, sassy, modern teenager named Katie Lennox as your guide, will be filled with danger, terror, surprising encounters in London’s dark alleys, a lot of nervous laughter, and the kind of page-turning excitement that would leave any reader of any age limp with exhaustion. But that’s what makes it such a terrific entertainment. So...don’t reconsider anything. Just dive in and start traveling.
New York Times best-selling author of BACK BAY and THE LINCOLN LETTER
You’ll be torn by the need to race through the pages of RIPPED to discover what horror happens next, and the desire to slow down and savor the fascinating details
of Victorian London. A ripping-good novel!
author of RUBBER HOUSES