The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson
Type: EGalley via Net Galley
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
The Madness Underneath picks up shortly after The Name of the Star. I can say fans of Maureen Johnson will not be disappointed. Rory is sort of floating through everyday life. She's back with her parents after the Ripper attack. Rory is wasting her days away watching t.v. and sleeping. The only time Rory leaves is when she goes to see her therapist. Rory's parents are concerned, but don't know how to approach the subject without pushing her. When at home Rory discovers that the Ripper attack left her with a unique gift.
That gift sets her life back into motion. Rory returns to Wexford Prep and hopes life can go back to normal. Only with so many secrets Rory finds herself lying to everyone around her.
Rory really seems most at ease around Steven, Boo, and Callum. Steven, the serious one, really wants Rory to consider a normal life. He tries to make her see that choosing to do what he does means never telling anyone about your job. Also with Rory's gift she is a valuable asset and can be used by others.
Johnson keeps some of the creepy factor in The Madness Underneath with the mysterious deaths around town, but the story is more focused on Rory's state of mind and where her future is headed. There are some things I never saw coming and can't wait to discuss with everyone. In the mean time I'm ready for book 3!