This book was heartwarmingly original. While I love the whole paranormal fantasy genre as a whole, I feel that some plot lines are used too much. *cough* vampires *cough*.The book starts out with teenage American Rory arriving in London the day of a murder that mimicked the first Jack the Ripper murder. The book does a wonderful job of chronicling Rory's adventures in becoming one with English culture at a private boarding school in London all while a Jack the Ripper wannabe is terrorizing the populace. Add ghosts to the mix and you get a delightful story that entertains while giving you the creeps. I hope there is a second book because the ending needs to be explained!