the name of the star is what you fear;

The UK Cover of The Shadow Cabinet (x)

Grieving, shaken, and feeling very much alone, Rory’s life as a member of the Shades of London has changed irrevocably. It’s only been a matter of hours since Stephen was taken from her, possibly for ever. Her classmate Charlotte is still missing, kidnapped by the same people who tried to take Rory. Rory is no longer a schoolgirl haplessly involved in the dealings of a secret government unit. She is their weapon in a matter of life and death. With hardly a moment to think for herself, Rory is back to work. Charlotte must be found - as must Stephen, if he is even out there. Lines must be drawn and forces rallied. Something is brewing under London, something bigger and much more dangerous than what has come before. Old friends and new are drawn into the effort. And Rory must come to understand the mystery of the Shadow Cabinet, which holds the key to everything.

mairelon:

stephen dene mood board [x]

PART ONE OF THE BOY IN THE SMOKE IS HERE!

maureenjohnsonbooks:

It’s here! Click! Go and read it!

Anonymous: Hey! Where do you get your images from? I want to start experimenting with design and stuff but I don't know if I should get images off of google or not, lol

It depends on which images you are referring to but mostly I do just google whatever it is I’m looking for especially if it’s actors like if I was Michael Fjordbak pictures I google “Michael Fjordbak gallery” and find websites (don’t get them from google images unless the pixels are larger than 500 x 500 honestly or it’ll look bad) for other random images I look on pinterest

claraslullaby: I cant even tell you how much I love your blog <3<3 I adore the Shades of London series and just askfjskdfmsai

Aw thanks! I’m so glad you enjoy the series and the blog!

That little parting of the lips, the little sigh that came out… I would hear that sigh forever. That little, little sound when the whole world seemed to open up.

The thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series
 
At the end of Maureen Johnson’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Madness Underneath, Rory, Callum and Boo are reeling from the sudden and tragic death of their friend and squad leader, Stephen. The Shadow Cabinet picks up where readers left off, and now Rory is convinced there must be a way to bring Stephen back. Meanwhile, new dangers arise: Rory’s classmate Charlotte is missing, and Jane and her nefarious organization are clearly planning something big—with Rory as their most valuable asset. Time is running out as the ghost squad struggles to protect London and Rory fights to bring Stephen back. (x)

Anonymous: I've always personally pictured Thorpe as Idris Elba :)

interesting fancast! I can make something after I finish school this week (along with the 30+ other fancasts I was supposed to make months ago)

callistana:

2014 reads | The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson

I’d blown out the dust and garbage out of my brain and I could think for once. I could smell the rain, heavy with iron. The cold woke me, but it didn’t sting. My breath puffed out in front of me in a great white plume, and I laughed. It was like I was breathing ghosts. I wasn’t in the land of long highways and big box stores and humid, endless summers. I was in London, a city of stone and rain and magic. And I was strong.

mairelon:

The Shades | Callum Mitchell

I was good at football. Then I got hurt and got the sight, and I couldn’t play any more. Then I got this job, and I got a terminus, and everything made sense again. I had control again.