Friday, April 12, 2013

Ripped: A Jack the Ripper Time Travel Thriller by Shelly Dickson Carr

Book: Ripped: A Jack the Ripper Time Travel Thriller
Author: Shelly Dickson Carr
Narrator (if applicable): n/a

Release date (if applicable): Published

Synopsis: Katie Lennox has to relocate to London to live with her grandmother after the death of her parents.  When her friends take her to a Madame Toussard wax exhibit on Jack The Ripper, Katie suddenly finds herself in a new period of time on the very streets walked by this ruthless serial killer. Can Katie save the women? Even one woman? Will she become a victim of the ripper herself?
My rating: 4 Stars
My opinion: I enjoyed this quick, light read targeted towards the younger audience. The book, for the most part, was clean enough from romance and violence that even for your younger, more advanced readers to delve into. The author focused on developing an engrossing storyline demanding use of one's imagination than utilizing sex and violence to grab interests. It was very refreshing.  I have seen a number of reviews criticizing this lack of horror and my response would be that this is a YA book; do we really need to subject our youth TO MORE VIOLENCE?!?!

How well thought out was this book? The author includes a glossary of terms not only for present day London slang, but late 1800's slang, as well. 
Source: Netgalley for New Book Partners   
Would I recommend? : For the Tween or Young Adult audience. I found it a tad "youngish" for adult readers.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand alone

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