Saturday, March 5, 2016

Week 10 Review: A Study in Charlotte

From Goodreads:
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that's not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective's enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who's inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there's a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they're being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense. 

My Review:
This was such a fantastic book! I'm really glad that this is a trilogy, because I enjoyed it so much, and I want and need more, so yeah that I'm getting it! Jamie and Charlotte were fantastic to read about, a modern day Holmes and Watson, and descendents of the originals!

There are a lot of takes on the original Sherlock and Watson. This one was original, making them real, and that  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson's agent. And making them teenagers, and having them opposite sexes, yeah, just so awesome to read!

I really enjoyed the mystery and how the bad guy used the stories of cases Sherlock and Watson were on, though there were some hard bits, like what happened to Charlotte. There was also humour, like his dad and his list of advice for Watson's with Holmes'. Like the cold, tasteless soup. And how the mystery connected to what Charlotte did to a Moriarty.

I found the arrogance and self-importance of the bad guy was just urgh. Charlotte had no clue about her existence, that's not why she did what she did, and in fact, if she'd known about her, then they might not have done it. So yeah, urgh! But it ended pretty well for a first book, and a bad guy still out there!

Loved this book so much, it was so enjoyable, and yeah that we good more!

Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Series: A Study in Charlotte #1
Read: March 1st, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: March 1st 2016
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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