Saturday, January 21, 2017

Week 3 Review: The Last of August

From Goodreads:
In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie and Charlotte are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson's growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte's beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers. 

So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.

My Review:
Oh, this book was so fantastic! It was different from the first book for a few reasons. Like, they're in Europe instead of at school in the US. And that the events of the first book have happened, changing these characters! And I just loved this book!

I really enjoyed the mystery of this book! It's personal in a different way-it's family, and what you'll do to protect them. And there's a new character who was very important to everything, because he's not really new, it's just that he wasn't physically present in the first book!

Jamie feels a need to prove himself in this book, working with Charlotte with her past, and this mystery was a perfect outlet for that! It was more complicated than that, but yeah, that was a big motivation! Loved some of his actions because of it!

That ending, oh! So much was happening, and then it was over, and I just had to still and process everything! Like the choices that people make for the good of their families that aren't always right, and how appearances aren't always true! And oh, that email at the end! That was killer!

This book was incredible, and I can't wait for the 3rd book!

Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes #2
Read: January 16th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Expected Publication: February 14th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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