Friday, May 24, 2013

Ripped - Review

Ripped: A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel ThrillerRipped: A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller by Shelly Dickson Carr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published December 1st 2012 by New Book Partners

Katie Lennox wishes her parents were still alive. Having to leave Boston to live with Grandma Cleaves in London was hard, but she's making new friends, working on her British accent and even learning some Cockney rhyming slang.
London's cool and actually feels like home in some ways, like she's been here before, belongs here. When a museum visit with her cousin and his cute friend turns funky, Katie finds herself in a long, uncomfortable dress, wearing a ridiculous hat, wondering what happened to her jeans and high-top sneakers?
And where's her iPhone?... It's London, 1888. Smart and gutsy, Katie knows she's here to stop Jack the Ripper. The serial killer didn't just slash his victims' throats; he butchered the women. Katie has read about the Ripper, knows the names of his victims and where and when they were killed. She's watched her fair share of CSI.
Can Katie save their lives?

It's a great mystery and I loved going back in time and experiencing this new (or old as it was) world with Katie. I especially loved the style of talking.

But?
It was a bit tedious.

There are more than a few moments where you just want to say "Get on with it!" Even if those moments did tie into the story I felt like I had to take notes to keep up.

And Katie, before finishing I made the mistake of saying "well at least she didn't make a Google reference," and then of course, a few pages later, she did.
I don't want to say she's dumb because she wasn't, she just didn't think things through which was the annoying part.

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