Lifeblood (Darkside)

By Becker, Tom

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A series of unexplained murders on the Darkside of London has Jonathan tangled up in another dangerous mystery. With the help of his ally, private detective (and werewolf) Elias Carnegie, the pair discover that Jonathan's mother was investigating similar murders before she vanished. Jonathan becomes obsessed with solving the crimes and finding his mother. Meanwhile, the Ripper family is involved in a deadly scandal that goes right to the heart of Darkside society and they're watching Jonathan. In his desperation, can Jonathan solve the murders and find his mother before the Rippers find him? Since Tom Becker learned to hold a pen, he wanted to become a writer. In fact, when he was five years old, he wrote in a notebook that it was his dream to be an author. Tom studied history at Oxford University and was inspired by the otherworldly atmosphere of this academic institution. He used to spend long days studying and reading in the University library, but now he spends long days writing. This is his second book in the Darkside series. His first book in the series, DARKSIDE, was awarded the 2007 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, which celebrates new talent. He lives in the UK.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Gr 5-8 Jonathan Starling, the smart and self-reliant teen first introduced in Darkside (Scholastic, 2008), must travel between London's familiar, modern Lightside and Darkside, where horse-drawn carriages travel under gas streetlamps and werewolves, vampires, and murderers all reside together under the rule of the descendant of Jack the Ripper. There he tries to solve the serial murders linked to the ensuing battle between Ripper descendants and possibly his...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Modern teenager Jonathan has settled in the villainous Victorian-style London known as the Darkside. A spate of grues...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2008

Having recently moved to Darkside, Jonathan feels that “a part of his soul was being fed after years of starvation.” Readers craving original fiction will feel a similar sense of satisfaction upon entering Tom Becker’s richly imagined alternate universe. In Lifeblood, Becker’s second installment in the Darkside series, readers move into Darkside’s deepest recesses—learning its history and visiting its most dangerous and popular haunts....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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