A Study in Charlotte
Brittany Cavallaro
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The last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From ever The last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.From the moment they meet, there s a tense energy between them, and they seem destined to be rivals than anything else But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 341 pages Published March 1st 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books More Details Original Title A Study in Charlotte ASIN B00Z74LWWY Edition Language English Series Charlotte Holmes 1 Characters Jamie Watson, Charlotte Holmes setting Connecticut United States Literary Awards Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee 2017 , Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction 2016 Other Editions 21 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book A Study in Charlotte Charlotte Holmes, 1 by Brittany Cavallaro Author Release date Mar 01, 2016 Enter to win the first book in the CHARLOTTE HOLMES series to gear up for the finale, A QUESTION OF HOLMES, on sale March 5, 2019 Enter Giveaway Format

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was fun in parts, but it really didn t do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern day college campus In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson s literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some co 2 1 2 stars This was fun in parts, but it really didn t do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern day college campus In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson s literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some copycat crimes that appear to be framing the two, using scenes directly out of the old stories My first thought is that this book, while not without some humourous moments, is simply not needed or different enough It is yet another version of a modern day Sherlock and it s hard to stand out when you go up directly against Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman yes, I love BBC Sherlock.It does not attempt to go to new levels or explore new things Perhaps the most interesting difference is that Sherlock is now a teenage girl, and yet her personality is identical to that of the original Sherlock Holmes She s his great great granddaughter and yet, somehow, she talks with the exact same voice, pauses frequently to make deductions, has the exact same habits including a drug problem , and truly feels like the exact same character.And, to be honest, the original Sherlock and the BBC Sherlock are kind of assholes it s the nature of the character But, in both cases, it is offset by a quirky charm and a sharp wit I don t think Charlotte ever quite pulls off the charm aspect, appearing merely as a bratty teenager who interferes in crime solving She is very intelligent, occasionally amusing, but never lovable.As I said, the book is entertaining in parts Watson s naivete creates some funny scenarios and the writing flows well It s just I d rather watch BBC Sherlock instead And I don t feel like you need to do both.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store flag 391 likesLike see review View all 38 comments May 19, 2018 Emma Giordano rated it it was amazing review of another edition I have to say, this book really took me by surprise I knew as soon as I heard about a YA Sherlock Holmes retelling that I would take well to this story, but I was not prepared for how much I loved it CW murder, talk of rape, substance abuse A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment The plot was engaging, well written, and unexpected I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way for I have to say, this book really took me by surprise I knew as soon as I heard about a YA Sherlock Holmes retelling that I would take well to this story, but I was not prepared for how much I loved it CW murder, talk of rape, substance abuse A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment The plot was engaging, well written, and unexpected I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way for the antagonist to taunt the famous pair of comrades I felt the mystery was really well done, keeping me guessing throughout the entirety of the story and surprising me in the end.I found Jamie and Charlotte to be complimentary protagonists to one another Charlotte is extremely intelligent and calculated, albeit a little unhinged, and Jamie is grounded and supportive, if a little impulsive I adore the fateful friendship between these two and adored getting to watch their shared ancestry develop into an individual connection While romantic feelings are formed during this story, Charlotte and Jamie are best friends first, and I would not consider A Study in Charlotte a romance novel It was refreshing to see a true friendship develop into what MIGHT be a very slow burn romance in the future, but to focus on their platonic relationship first.I really love this series so far and absolutely plan on completing it I would definitely recommend to those who enjoy some fun young adult thrillers with interesting protagonists flag 309 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Oct 10, 2017 Hailey HaileyinBookland rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves owned, contemporary, retellings, mystery thriller paranormal This was tons of fun I m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means I ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s tales though I plan to So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute Watson was just as I d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual Together the pair made an incredible power couple This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy me but I a This was tons of fun I m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means I ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s tales though I plan to So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute Watson was just as I d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual Together the pair made an incredible power couple This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy me but I actually didn t mind them surprisingly I liked the fact that Holmes and Watson weren t fictional characters and the MCs were their descendants It made for a unique element Following the murder mystery in this book felt like watching Sherlock, but high school edition, and I loved it A really great retelling overall flag 299 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 15, 2019 Melanie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, mystery, retellings, read in 2019, romance, contemporary I felt like I was being pulled through a dark, dank wardrobe into some boozy Narnia This was the most unexpected treat I thought that I might enjoy this one, but I never expected to fall completely head over heels for it, especially after reading A Study in Scarlet the night before starting this This is a reimagining of Sherlock and Watson, but told in the perspective of their descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, in modern day And, oh my gosh, this was just fantastic Jamie Watson recently I felt like I was being pulled through a dark, dank wardrobe into some boozy Narnia This was the most unexpected treat I thought that I might enjoy this one, but I never expected to fall completely head over heels for it, especially after reading A Study in Scarlet the night before starting this This is a reimagining of Sherlock and Watson, but told in the perspective of their descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, in modern day And, oh my gosh, this was just fantastic Jamie Watson recently left the UK to attend a Connecticut prep school because of a rugby scholarship, and he isn t thrilled to be leaving his home away from his mother and to be closer to his father and his new family Charlotte Holmes also attends this school, but she spends most of her days in her laboratory testing her genius and solving mysteries And these two s paths cross because yeah, you probably guessed it a recent murder that happened on campus Oh, and they are both being framed for it We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart But this book was for sure a lot darker than I was originally expecting I mean, it obviously deals with murder mysteries, but it also deals heavily with drug addiction and sexual assault And I just enjoyed how themes like rape and addiction were constantly at the forefront of the story, and how Charlotte is slowly reclaiming part of herself, while telling and of her truth I just feel like themes like this need to be normalized, especially in school settings, and I think it was really respectfully done, too I said this in my review for A Study in Scarlet, too, but with both stories I just think it is pure genius to tell the story in Watson s perspective And it really helps that Jamie Watson is the softest and sweetest boy in existence But I just think seeing Charlotte through his eyes was so pure and just added something to the story that would have been impossible to achieve in any other way of telling the story And just in general, this story is very character driven, and I easily fell in love with both of the stars, which was for sure something I wasn t expecting going in The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes Yet, the heart of this novel is for sure a murder mystery, and I was impressed by how much it kept me on my toes I really didn t see the twists coming, and the ending utterly surprised me I truly loved it, and I thought it was expertly done And I think Brittany Cavallaro really crafted something so smart and wove something so beautifully Overall, I really enjoyed this one I am so excited to see how August Moriarty is going to come into play, especially with the title of book two being The Last of August But I loved this reimagining, I loved these characters even than who they are based off of, and I was completely enthralled with this dark story I can t wait for Jamie and Charlotte s next adventure Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchContent and trigger warnings for talk of suicide, talk of past sexual assault, talk of past rape, murder, a lot of talk about drug use, drug addiction, mild self harm allowing glass to be pushed deeper in the skin , and drugging flag 176 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Melanie Raquel Flockhart wrote I wasn t interested in this book, but now I think I ll give it a shot Can you stop increasing the size of my TBR with your r Raquel Flockhart wrote I wasn t interested in this book, but now I think I ll give it a shot Can you stop increasing the size of my TBR with your reviews, Melanie Lmao I love you so much, Raquel xx Jan 26, 2019 11 19AM Melanie Sumit wrote Awesome Review as always, Melanie Thank you so much, love I hope you re having happy reading xx Jan 26, 2019 11 19AM Sep 06, 2015 C.G Drews rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 3 star, read 2016, young adult, retelling, thriller crime I m a massive fan of Sherlock ALL THE SHERLOCK TV shows, movies, and I ve read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics go me so I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory Iwas disappointed The book wasn t bad, pfft, don t get me wrong The book is fine But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let s get the squinty things out the way first In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle I m a massive fan of Sherlock ALL THE SHERLOCK TV shows, movies, and I ve read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics go me so I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory Iwas disappointed The book wasn t bad, pfft, don t get me wrong The book is fine But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let s get the squinty things out the way first In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle DID write the booksbut also Sherlock and Watson are not fictional characters SAY WUT My brain didn t really understand how that connected Plus it wasn t ever explained The mystery is interesting and allbut it features a the dreadful villain info dump at the end which is so cliche, and b info dumps everywhere all the time Argh It really underlines the drug addiction canon Sherlock had, and Charlotte Holmes struggles with it too Butshe just uses, and, the book doesn t really decided what we re supposed to do with that information Like, drugs are bad, kids, don t do drugs But no one really seemed to think they needed to help Charlotte It was just Poor Charlotte, doomed to be addicted to drugs because the original Sherlock Holmes was HOW ABOUT WE TRY AND HELP THIS KID AND GET HER SORTED OUT Also at the end view spoiler Charlotte just stops taking them and laaaa dee da everything is okay and good about that Um No Realism Where did the realism go hide spoiler I ain t happy.But I did like other things about the book I DID It s definitely not a bad read It s has a good mystery that I didn t solve at all, not even a little, and it s nicely paced Like there are moments for pancakes and bacon, and moments of bombs and murder I DO SO LOVE THAT KIND OF PACING And Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson They were great I didn t like Watson so much because a James is Moriarty s name so why does he have it and b he was like this rugby dude with the I am angry I must punch a thing and that always turns me off He just wasn t very smart. Charlotte was very smart, but she did seem to be justSherlock Like I expected a twist But she kept all the personalities and mannerisms andyeah Bit disapointed at that too But they were still interesting and dimensional characters that I liked reading about Another thing I m a teeny tiny bit disappointed about It didn t feel new This is a YA Sherlock retelling I WANTED SOMETHING NEW I loved Every Breath and that managed to make Sherlock soooo different and unique and put twists on everything But not A Study in Charlotte I also fail to see how just because your family does something, means you ll turn out EXACTLY like them Yeah, genes do play a part Like if addiction runs in the family, you re likely to fall to it I do get that But what was the odds that Watson s great great great not sure how many great grandson wanted to be a writer and a doctor And aaaall his fathers grandfathers before him did the same REALLY NOW Anyway I m pleased there is a genderbent Sherlock retelling.I AM PLEASED THIS BOOK CONTAINS BACON And interesting characters And explosions flag 146 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Jul 31, 2018 Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it liked it review of another edition This was a rip roarin good time Not at all what I was expecting but it was definitely v enjoyable Also I am a fan of Charlotte s big dick energy Such fun flag 125 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 19, 2017 may rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 300 pgs, aaaaaaaaaa, binged, bye, contemporary, ded, hilarious, i am trash, i will go down with this ship, kickass heroine Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book THIS BOOK IS BLOODY BRILLIANT For a number of reasons Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you ve always needed You got a snarky know it all girl You got a nerdy precious boy WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE So after a murder took place on school gr Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book THIS BOOK IS BLOODY BRILLIANT For a number of reasons Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you ve always needed You got a snarky know it all girl You got a nerdy precious boy WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE So after a murder took place on school grounds and Holmes and Watson are the primary suspects, bc well, they had a fall out with the victim a few days back all the evidence is pointing towards them Now these kids gotta take it into their hands to solve the puzzle Damn can I just say how much I love the dynamics between Jaime and charlotte They re adorable and rude and precious and bloody genius Except for my baby Jaime, he can be a little dense sometimes its okay, he s doing his best and literally miss whats RIGHT THERE GUYS IT S BASICALLY LIKE MODERN VERSION AUDREY AND THOMAS THERE S ACTION AND MURDER AND POISONING AND ALL THESE CRAZY THINGS HAPPENING AT A BORDING SCHOOL AND ITS JUST LIKE WOWOW There is great friendships featured too, along with fem power obvs and Jaime being the literal greatest cinnamon roll He s an aspiring writer too, I mean, does it get adorbs than that I have grown an overnight passion for Sherlock holmes retellings and I ain t stopping anytime soon Thank goodness the author realized she is a gift to this world and wrote two books in the series WHY HAS NO ONE TALKED MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES, WHY HAVE I BEEN DEPRIEVED FOR SO LONG And even so, before I had ever met Charlotte Holmes, I was sure she was the only friend I would make in that miserable place 4.5 stars flag 115 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Jun 24, 2018 chandler ainsley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, book bfs, ya contemporary oxy addicted female sherlock holmes a soft hipster watsonthis was fun and dark and twisted everything that one could ever want from a sherlock story, right i m not sure what i was expecting but i don t think it was this i guess i assumed since it would be a retelling that it would be a little lighter and fun.but i didn t laugh a lot i did feel things thoughrst off, the characters were great watson was easy to read, probably because he was narrating and holmes was just fucking oxy addicted female sherlock holmes a soft hipster watsonthis was fun and dark and twisted everything that one could ever want from a sherlock story, right i m not sure what i was expecting but i don t think it was this i guess i assumed since it would be a retelling that it would be a little lighter and fun.but i didn t laugh a lot i did feel things thoughrst off, the characters were great watson was easy to read, probably because he was narrating and holmes was just fucking fascinating as most renditions of holmes are both were well adapted for the 21st century and i liked that they were related to the original holmes and watson and that their meeting was sort of destined to happen even though it was cleverly orchestrated little thing that i liked was the way that watson talks about holmes before he s gotten to know her it s a subtle sort of hero worship that i think we can all in some part relate to like meeting a favorite youtuber in person the warring feelings that he has that he feels he can innately trust her but how stupid that sounds it just resonated with me strangely and was something that definitely stood out to me.obviously, the mystery aspect of this is what kept me from setting this book down it was satisfying and the twists were great the conclusion was less showy than i would have liked but it worked to an extent and honestly, i m just interested to see what happens next what crimes will be solved will holmes and watson fall madly in love dunno but i m definitely going to find out i m just a big dumb sucker for boys named jamie can t wait to read this flag 61 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 11, 2015 Rachel APCB Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2016 releases, 2016 debuts, most obsessed favorites Quick Fire Review I don t know what s alluring, the cover or the synopsis I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between the two This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes mysteries and also being fresh and original A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the ver Quick Fire Review I don t know what s alluring, the cover or the synopsis I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between the two This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes mysteries and also being fresh and original A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end Although there s no cliffhanger, I m anxious for the next book Read the full review A Perfection Called BooksDetailed Review Although this book isn t one I d usually pick up since I m not an avid reader of mystery novels, the synopsis was too alluring to pass up and I quickly became obsessed with the premise of this novel I ve always had fond memories of Sherlock Holmes When I was younger I used to watch old black and white tv series episodes with my father I d feebly attempt to solve the mystery and delight in the fact that I was never right The eccentricity and pure brilliance of Holmes along with the intricacies of the crimes, the Watson companionship, and the revealing ends left a charmed imprint of Sherlock on my childhood.Throughout this novel, Brittany spreads her love and knowledge of Sherlock Holmes to readers in such a fresh way I love the idea of Holmes and Watson being real and their descendants solving crimes together This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes and also being fresh and original I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between Holmes stories and A Study in Charlotte It s so creative and fun to see how one of the most famous fictional sleuthing duos is re imagined as reality.Given how authentic the connections are between this book and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s stories, it s no surprise that the characterization was perfect Charlotte mirrors Holmes quirks and addictions Her speech and actions are uncannily similar to him, yet she s still her own person Her insecurities, troubles, and motives are where she really diverges from Holmes, and I m glad Charlotte wasn t portrayed as a carbon copy of him Her perceptiveness and reasoning skills are riveting Her character is so fascinating, and I m glad this story is told from Watson s point of view which makes her even mysterious and a better study Oh my dear Watson I love Jamie He s likable and funny and the perfect person to temper Charlotte.I love the evolving relationship between Charlotte and Jamie as we see them learn to trust each other and become so much I ship it That is all I shall say on the matter The dynamic between Charlotte and Jamie manages to keep up with the golden interactions between Holmes and Watson The interactions are hilarious and awkward and as strange as you d expect.Someone is framing Charlotte and Jamie for the death of a student at school in a sick imitation of Holmes most famous mysteries As and suspicious activities arise, the two team up and attempt to clear their names I loved how this mystery developed and heightened throughout the book There are so many twists and turns in the plot, you have no idea who you can trust The complexity and attention to detail in the plotting of the crimes are creepy yet artfully done The plotting is pure genius and meticulously planned I m in awe of the sheer scope and connections and threads scattered throughout this novel that manage to seamlessly come together at the end.Brittany s writing is stellar and completely absorbing Her wit and humor shine through in this novel as does her talent for writing A Study in Charlotte ends fairly resolved, and there are two books in the series to come I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can t wait to see where the newest Holmes and Watson take us next.A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.In a gif flag 57 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 03, 2017 Ashwood rated it liked it review of another edition Good but not great Really big fan of Sherlock Holmes, so I was super excited to read this book It was interesting and not a bad read but it didn t necessarily blow me away Soo yup, sticking with 3 stars on this one flag 51 likesLike see review Sep 15, 2018 Erin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves bookriot challenge 2018, 2018 around the year in 52 books, september 2018 I first have start off by stating that I have never read any Sherlock Holmes books, I ve never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie, and I ve never seen any of the tv shows about Sherlock Holmes I don t really know all that much about Sherlock Holmes at all I liked A Study In Charlotte but I don t know if I would have liked it or less had I not gone into this book almost completely blind of the history This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I don t even know where it came from I do I first have start off by stating that I have never read any Sherlock Holmes books, I ve never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie, and I ve never seen any of the tv shows about Sherlock Holmes I don t really know all that much about Sherlock Holmes at all I liked A Study In Charlotte but I don t know if I would have liked it or less had I not gone into this book almost completely blind of the history This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I don t even know where it came from I don t remember buying it but I could have and I don t remember receiving it as a gift but its possible Where ever it came from, I m happy I had it because I think this book has opened up a whole new world for me Now I not only need to read the rest of this series but I need to read the actual Sherlock Holmes series and watch the shows too No rec because I m not sure Sherlock Holmes lovers would like this book and non Sherlock Holmes may like myself become slightly obsessed with all things Sherlock.2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge the first book in a new to you YA series or middle grade seriesAround The Year In 52 Books A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven t read before flag 50 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 01, 2015 Paige Bookdragon rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves adventure, contemporary, friendship, mystery, read 2016, teen, young adult I m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it becauseFirst of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters Despite shipping BBC s Sherlock and John because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin , I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the a I m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it becauseFirst of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters Despite shipping BBC s Sherlock and John because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin , I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the author will retain that beautiful relationship in this contemporary book.Well, I was disappointed.Not only this book has some frigging romance in it wasn t much but still , the mystery is also something that makes me roll my eyes and the main character, Charlotte annoys me sometimes.Let me start with the romance thingy first It was not that stressed in the story It wasn t insta love, thank goodness and it was just put around the later chapters in the book What really disappoint me is that the relationship between Charlotte and Jamie in the beginning of the story is something that Sherlock and John has.Jamie is wary of Charlotte but is amazed by her deduction skillsCharlotte, being a Holmes, is an ass, but deep down, she cares for Jamie too.But then Jamie started caring for Charlotte too much for the friendship level and eventually, it was implied no spoiler as to what happened that romance has now invaded the book It was a clean, cute romance but still IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR A GIRL A BOY AS MAIN CHARACTERS WITHOUT THEM FALLING IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER The second thing is the mystery in this book I love mysteries that doesn t confuse the fuck out of me I want to understand what the hell is going on and who s who in the story A Study in Charlotte has so many characters mentioned that I get confused sometimes Maybe it was just me though but it really affected my focus on this book.Then there s Charlotte Holmes She s a pure Holmes and I like that That means, an ass, dramatic and thinks highly of oneself I m not really sure why but when Sherlock the original one and Benedict s Sherlock play the Holmes character, it was endearing despite the assholiness of the characters.Charlotte doesn t have the charm She came off as a stuck up bitch to me and even though I like her sometimes because I can see the Holmes trait in her when she prattles about her deductions, she didn t became a favorite character of mine.These are the top 3 things that really stand out why this book didn t became a favorite Despite having some issues with it, I still enjoyed reading it somehow and even finished it.The narrator Jamie is quite funny and I think that helped quite a lot flag 49 likesLike see review View all 26 comments Apr 21, 2015 Bridget Hodder rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ya I was well and truly Sherlocked before picking up this book which I did with both hope and trepidation You see, those of us who love the Sherlock world always want And there s a limited supply Or, to qualify that statement a limited supply of quality additions to the oeuvre Do you like that word, oeuvre I hope so I feel it is a very Sherlock word I ll cut to the verdict YES PARTY AT 221 B Because Sherlock is back in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly W I was well and truly Sherlocked before picking up this book which I did with both hope and trepidation You see, those of us who love the Sherlock world always want And there s a limited supply Or, to qualify that statement a limited supply of quality additions to the oeuvre Do you like that word, oeuvre I hope so I feel it is a very Sherlock word I ll cut to the verdict YES PARTY AT 221 B Because Sherlock is back in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly Watsonian guy as her Watson, writing down her exploits, narrating the story, and falling in love with her Although he knows way better than to do that Because they re both descended from their original namesakes, and we all know the original Holmes Watson were soul mates, but not precisely healthy.Did I hear you say that Sherlockian gender bending s been done already Yes But not like this Not by someone who really understands the characters and their relationships oh yes, I did say relationships , which is a close relative to the word ship , and if you ship Sherlock Watson, be of very good cheer All our favorites are here in this story and the essence of their personalities, what makes them who they are, is unaltered The author shows us that, even if you put these two sleuths or one sleuth and one best friend into different bodies, a different era, different situations with different problemsat least two things can stay the same who they really are, and how we feel about them.I just finished this book, and I feel fantastic about it How are you feeling Hey kid, wanna awesome Sherlock story Try this one I got it for free in exchange for an honest review, but for you I don t know, maybe 17 bucks when it comes out next year flag 42 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 14, 2015 Nastassja marked it as did not finish review of another edition Shelves mystery, retellings, triggers, young adult, 2016

DNF at about 50%

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I am going to lay this book aside for now Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner s Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else At least partly The Winner s kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned abruptly into something dark with serious issues, which weren t handled properly in my opinion.

DNF at about 50%

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I am going to lay this book aside for now Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner s Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else At least partly The Winner s kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned abruptly into something dark with serious issues, which weren t handled properly in my opinion

What I liked about this books is that we have a world where MCs are actually descendants of famous James Watson and Sherlock Holmes it s like a parallel universe and it was fun We hear the story from Watson s first POV and he is such a hilarious guy And what I liked even is that a killer orchestrates his murders according to the original The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes If you are a fan, you can imagine how much fun it is to follow your favorite stories in this book But then me met Charlotte Holmes and here my problems slowly started to creep out of the ground and strangle my interest for the story First of all, Charlotte is absolutely unlikable character She is too similar to the original Holmes which is not good in this case I ll explain Original Holmes is not a pleasant person He is quiet unlikeable and vile He does drugs, he is not the most sociable person, he mostly tolerates humanity because it serves his needs, he is a genius and geniuses are mostly introverts It s understandable But original Holmes has charm, even with his traits, he is a pleasant character to read about mostly Let s look at Charlotte She does drugs started at the age of 12 , she smokes the least of her sins she is rude to people, she is an introvert, she is a genius tons of tutors and money can make a genius out of an oaf She plays violin Overall, she is the exact female version of Holmes She is only 16 years old Do you know how all the qualities above look on a 16 years old teenager Right Like on an angry depressed brat She doesn t look special from the side, she looks like an average teenager going through the hard phase of their maturing Which makes her highly unlikeable, to me at least, as a character whom I supposedly must admire according to Watson who can t stop admire Charlotte on every page of the book If you don t have problems with admiring, you are welcome to read this book For me, the loss of connection with MC is a way to nowhere.

My second and most important claim about this book is rape Charlotte was raped by a guy who wasn t the most decent human being and raped Charlotte when she was under influence of drugs and couldn t say no or protect herself Now, I am absolutely appalled by the way this rape part was presented to us The guys who raped Charlotte was killed and Charlotte and Watson he beat the guy were main suspects for a while It seems like rape was a plot device to make our characters suspects, and rather than that the topic was easily swept away, because, gah, dealing with aftermaths of rape is not that important Or why tell your parents that you were raped, because they will only pity you and you don t need their sympathy when you are the almighty Holmes Many people will probably disagree with me, but I mainly try to avoid rape in books, it s a trigger for me, and when I have to deal with such issues in books, I d prefer them to be handled reasonably, not just because it s convenient for the plot.

I was going to write one paragraph for this review, but my thoughts and feelings got the best of me and wouldn t let me go until I lifted this weight off my chest Mostly, I think that this book is a kind of book you have try for yourself and decide whether you like it or not I can say that my decision to DNF it mostly it s not you it s me decision This book is just not for me, which doesn t make it automatically not your book either On the contrary, many people find the story compelling and don t have the same issues as I did I won t even rate it on purpose, because I believe my rating won t be honest or objective I ll better go and find something really funny to get me over hard time.

flag 41 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Nov 14, 2018 megs_bookrack rated it liked it review of another edition When James Jamie Watson gets shipped off to boarding school in Connecticut he is sad about leaving his life in London behind It doesn t take long however before he is elbows deep in intrigue and thinking nothing about shoddy old London totally joking on the shoddy part, obviously You see, Charlotte Holmes, the descendant of the infamous Sherlock Holmes, also attends this very same boarding school Coincidence I think not.Jamie, the descendant of John Watson the one who penned those cute When James Jamie Watson gets shipped off to boarding school in Connecticut he is sad about leaving his life in London behind It doesn t take long however before he is elbows deep in intrigue and thinking nothing about shoddy old London totally joking on the shoddy part, obviously You see, Charlotte Holmes, the descendant of the infamous Sherlock Holmes, also attends this very same boarding school Coincidence I think not.Jamie, the descendant of John Watson the one who penned those cute little Sherlock tales , has heard all about Charlotte Holmes and wants nothing than to get in her good graces In the flesh, Charlotte is beautiful, edgy and addicted to opiates and he wants to get to know her better Before long they are seeing one another on a regular basis and Charlotte really seems to be warming up to him That s something because she s not particularly warm with many other human beings.After a fellow student, one that Charlotte has a very messy history with putting this SUPER mildly , ends up dead and another on the brink of death, Charlotte and Jamie need to work together to prove they are innocent of these crimes They are being framed and in ways reminiscent of cases the original Sherlock and Holmes investigated.This was a pretty good story There was nothing bad about it but it never really reached a level where I was compelled to read it either I read it, it happened and then it was over and I moved on very quickly I guess I was hoping for a little if I am being honest I m not sure if I will continue on with the series I may read the synopsis of the next one and some of the reviews to see if anyone liked it better than this one For now, if I had to choose a YA Mystery series to continue with it would be the Stalking Jack the Ripper series over this one, as I just finished the first one in that series in October flag 47 likesLike see review Aug 10, 2017 Sara sarawithoutanH rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 So I enjoyed this way than I thought I would It reminded me a lot of the sort of books I enjoyed when I was younger and gave me a BBC Sherlock meets Veronica Mars sort of vibe The writing style also pleasantly surprised me because I expected it to be a lot elementary than it was I really liked both Charlotte and Jamie as characters The only thing I found a bit cheesy was the whole being related to the original Sherlock and Holmes it was a little too Disney Descendants for me Ot So I enjoyed this way than I thought I would It reminded me a lot of the sort of books I enjoyed when I was younger and gave me a BBC Sherlock meets Veronica Mars sort of vibe The writing style also pleasantly surprised me because I expected it to be a lot elementary than it was I really liked both Charlotte and Jamie as characters The only thing I found a bit cheesy was the whole being related to the original Sherlock and Holmes it was a little too Disney Descendants for me Other than that, I had a great time reading this book Although, I listened to it on audio and the narrator wasn t anything special his British accent was fake and terrible so I don t necessarily recommend reading it that way flag 40 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 02, 2018 Maureen rated it really liked it review of another edition I enjoyed this book SO much It s kind a Sherlock reboot in staring a female Sherlock and I really loved how she and Jamie ended up working together to solve the CRIME I also really loved the dynamic between Jamie and Charlotte, their dialogue was always on point and their relationship was just complicated enough to be intriguing and interesting without being annoying.Can t wait to finish the rest of the series flag 35 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2017 Marissa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books i own, favorites, mystery, beautiful cover, reread A Study in Charlotte is a fast paced and fun mystery novel It is kind of like a Sherlock and Watson reimagining but with them being actual people and the main characters as their great, great, great grandchildren And these grandchildren end up being forced into a situation where they are framed for a murder and have to work together in order to figure everything out.We follow Jamie Watson, who is going to Sherrington on scholarship He can be kind of stupid sometimes, but I do love his persona A Study in Charlotte is a fast paced and fun mystery novel It is kind of like a Sherlock and Watson reimagining but with them being actual people and the main characters as their great, great, great grandchildren And these grandchildren end up being forced into a situation where they are framed for a murder and have to work together in order to figure everything out.We follow Jamie Watson, who is going to Sherrington on scholarship He can be kind of stupid sometimes, but I do love his personality He is just a really great character And then there is Charlotte Holmes She is smart and cocky and strong He comes off as cold and mean, but as the story goes on, you really get to see her softer side The plot is an extremely fun ride I love all the twists and turns this book has I had suspicions about who the culprit was, but I was never sure of anything I also enjoyed Brittany Cavallaro s writing, and how she wrote the novel It is set in first person POV from the POV of Jamie, and the novel read like journal entries that Jamie wrote, like how Watson chronicled the adventures of Sherlock.Overall, it was a fun and engaging story with great characters and a lot of emotions attached to these wonderful characters I highly recommend flag 34 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2015 new years resolutions challeng, contemporary, death, mystery, r2r complete, read 2015, young adult, series read along challenge 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss We re being toyed with, I said But why would he want us to know he s after us If I didn t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this Firstly, I ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I m not even going to go there.I didn t really like the characters in this, and 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss We re being toyed with, I said But why would he want us to know he s after us If I didn t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this Firstly, I ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I m not even going to go there.I didn t really like the characters in this, and I didn t like the fact that Charlotte, who is supposed to be so clever takes coke and oxy And yes, I googled it and Sherlock Holmes took drugs too, but they were apparently legal in the time in which he took them.The storyline in this wasn t bad, and there were some clever plotlines, but the pace was just slow, and maybe it was just the writing, but it really didn t suck me in at all, and I just wanted it to be over I think this was probably a case of wrong person, wrong book for me, but I just didn t enjoy it unfortunately 5 out of 10 flag 33 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 1, starred 2016, 2017, mysteries thrillers horror, book club, ya, why the hype Well, this was utterly ridiculous as far as mysteries go And also ham handed in its handling of both rape and drug use flag 34 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 05, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing review of another edition I WOULD give a disclaimer that Brittany Cavallaro is a friend of mine, but the fact is, our friendship really blossomed AFTER I read this book As in, I read this book and was like, How do I make you mine, Brittany Cavallaro I want to live in your beautiful brain I really don t know where to start How about with the writing Absolutely gorgeous Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows Her sentences aren t purple or overwrought, but they do shine Her I WOULD give a disclaimer that Brittany Cavallaro is a friend of mine, but the fact is, our friendship really blossomed AFTER I read this book As in, I read this book and was like, How do I make you mine, Brittany Cavallaro I want to live in your beautiful brain I really don t know where to start How about with the writing Absolutely gorgeous Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows Her sentences aren t purple or overwrought, but they do shine Her writing s clean and Jamie s voice is so strong and singular It s the perfect balance of classic Watson and Brand New Fully Realized Human Being Bursting onto the YA Scene I have such a soft spot for this sweet, nerdy, book loving babe of a teenage boy I m not totally sure how she did, but Cavallaro created a boy who reads as authentically a teenager and still, somehow, in a very real way, as dreamy As in, Jamie Watson is the boy I would ve had a crush on in high school And Charlotte Holmes is the girl I would ve desperately wanted to befriend and also been a little bit afraid of Also she is my current 1 style icon Charlotte is so real She s dark, brilliant, disturbed, and intense She s difficult and self assured and wonderfully multi faceted She s dealing with really big things, things that have happened to her and things that she s done One thing I so love about this book is that there s no bait and switch with the unlikable female protagonist trope, if that makes sense I was sympathetic to her from the beginning, partly because she s just such an intriguing genius that she can get away with a lot, but when Charlotte suggests deep dark secrets, she means deep, dark secrets She lives with guilt and regret and it s fascinating and moving to watch how she deals with her past, and to follow her deepening friendship and possibly who know you ll have to READ with Jamie I also love love love all the tie ins to classic Sherlock This isn t a simple retelling There s a lot going on here, a lot of tangled history between the Watsons and Holmeses, that will appeal as much to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans as to BBC Sherlock fans as to good, old YA mystery thriller fans Because GET THIS Brittany Cavallaro is a Sherlockian Scholar with experience teaching detective fiction In short, this book is gonna leave you thoroughly Sherlocked flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 15, 2015 Jeff Zentner rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book had a long way to go to win me over I ve just never been than the most casual fan of the Sherlock Holmes character archetype I do like the Cumberbatch version Plus, hasn t this character been written about than any other in all literature Well, this book handily won me over and then some A lot, actually Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl I loved everything about this book The vo This book had a long way to go to win me over I ve just never been than the most casual fan of the Sherlock Holmes character archetype I do like the Cumberbatch version Plus, hasn t this character been written about than any other in all literature Well, this book handily won me over and then some A lot, actually Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl I loved everything about this book The voice is phenomenal The plot is gripping In a book with a plot and characters this great, I d easily forgive bad writing But guess what The writing is magnificent too One final item of note to write a character this brilliant at observation and deduction requires brilliant powers of observation and deduction This is surely the high wire act of any Holmes story, and Cavallaro performs it with backflips flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 13, 2018 jamieson rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, mystery, contemporary, 2018 reads, retelling, series, series to complete We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart this is one of those times I just wanna reiterate that a THREE STARS means I LIKED IT there is this weird thing here 3 stars bad This book isn t bad I liked it I just didn t REALLY like it, or love it But I had a lot of fun reading it, and I plan to continue the series I can see so much potential for this series, and these cha We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart this is one of those times I just wanna reiterate that a THREE STARS means I LIKED IT there is this weird thing here 3 stars bad This book isn t bad I liked it I just didn t REALLY like it, or love it But I had a lot of fun reading it, and I plan to continue the series I can see so much potential for this series, and these characters But this book felt like too much set up for the next book A Study in Charlotte follows the great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes and the great grandson of John Watson In this world, Watson and Sherlock were real, and Arthur Conan Doyle was their benefactor who published the books Thus, the Sherlock, Watson and also Moriarty families all have living descendants who continue on the legacies of their famous forefathers We follow Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, who ve just started at a new boarding school together Despite getting off on a bad foot, the two are forced to work together after someone starts murdering student at their school in Holmes mystery esque ways and framing the two for it A voice cut through the blood roar Watson, Holmes shouted, at what sounded like an enormous distance, what the fuck do you think you re doing my favourite thing about this was the mystery I really liked how this mystery kept me on my toes Until the very end I had no idea which theory to believe and there is SO many red herrings and potential suspects I felt hopelessly lost The twist at the end got me SO good and I always love being surprised at the reveal in a mystery I also loved the modernisation of the story and the world building around the Sherlock Watson s It was really interesting how the families in these stories had status in the world and that people were kind of reverential about the characters It was super cool that the Moriarty s were also included and I liked that there was heaps of complex dynamics between each different family, with the Watsons Holmes Moriarty s all having these complicated relationships Finally, the relationship between Charlotte and Jamie specifically was really interesting There is much potential for growth here as the series progresses but it s a good start I liked that they started off badly together and then they re forced together No offence but the forced to work with someone you don t like until you inevitably end up liking them is a great trope She was altogether colorless and severe, and still she managed to be beautiful Not the way that girls are generally beautiful, but like the way a knife catches the light, makes you want to take it in your hands The modernisation was fun, I liked that it was set in a school setting and they had access to technology and information than the originals But it didn t really go far enough in my opinion and this is my major criticism So much of this series felt really similar to BBC Sherlock in terms of characterisation and plot Charlotte didn t really deviate much from Sherlock in terms of personality and that was really annoying It felt like they were The Same Person instead of related I felt like Cavallaro could have done so much with her character and made her a bit complex dynamic then she was Jamie had potential but it was kinda lost I felt like his character was both trying to be A Sweet Soft and also an Angry Violent it was confusing So much of his personality and thought process basically revolved around Charlotte and I wish he had characterisation that was unrelated to her I also felt like I had kind of seen so many things here before, in either Sherlock or Elementary Although the way the families were set up was fun, and unique, and it was cool to see these characters as teenagers, everything else felt a bit Done Before which was disappointing Finally, I really really wish this book had female characters Charlotte is the only one really and there s always this she s not like other girls thing going on which I HATEEE Like, she doesn t shop like the other girls, she doesn t gossip and she isn t silly and all that it s kinda vague but it s also There I didn t like it I was waiting for SOMONE else to be a girl, like one of the Moriarty s August or anyone but nope I think pitching this as a new take on Sherlock and then only making one 1 character a girl was kinda a wasted oppurtunity There s also pretty much no diversity which Sucks I wanted the two of us to be complicated together, to be difficult and engrossing and blindingly brilliant potential Despite some bumps in the first book I think this series has POTENTIAL The characters are set up in a way where I can see them as both individuals and a pair going through lots of character development Also, the outside characters introduced like Charlotte s brother Milo and the Moriarty brothers have LOTS of potential I like the direction this is going in The sequel looks like it ll be less insulated and focus on a much larger mystery which is already getting me hype.Overall I liked this book It didn t blow me away or have me madly racing to finish it or buying up the next books immediately but it was fun and enjoyable to read I really hope the potential I sense here pays off because if it does I can see myself loving the remainder of this series tw rape, murder, poisoning, violence, drug use, drug addiction, flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 11, 2018 Shaun Hutchinson rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved this I ve had this book on my shelf for a while but never got around to reading it The cover made me think it was for a slightly younger audience If I d known Anica Rissi had edited it, I would have definitely picked it up sooner Brittany Cavallaro s Sherlock and Watson may not tread a lot of new ground, but their story is still fresh and exciting I love that we re dealing with a whole family of Sherlocks and Watsons and Moriartys There s something really unique about that But for I loved this I ve had this book on my shelf for a while but never got around to reading it The cover made me think it was for a slightly younger audience If I d known Anica Rissi had edited it, I would have definitely picked it up sooner Brittany Cavallaro s Sherlock and Watson may not tread a lot of new ground, but their story is still fresh and exciting I love that we re dealing with a whole family of Sherlocks and Watsons and Moriartys There s something really unique about that But for me the best part of the book was the relationship between Sherlock and Watson The pure vulnerability that exists between them is quite lovely and very YA Not something we see in the BBC Sherlock I enjoyed this so much that I immediately bought the next two in the series I have seen a lot of reviews talking about how Charlotte lacks the charm of her other Sherlock counterparts, and I feel like I need to call BS on that right now Sherlock is an asshole, full stop Giving the character a pass when it s played by Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller because they re cute is ridiculous Just because they re charming doesn t make the character any less of an asshole And, frankly, Cavallaro writes Charlotte with far emotional vulnerability than any of the modern takes on Sherlock, so how about we stop giving passes to damaged, asshole men just because they re cute, and shitting on women playing similar roles Cool flag 31 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2015 Vanessa rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, young adult, unhauled books I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses When I first read this book, I LOVED IT I was in such an awe that when I read the sequel, a year later, I was totally disappointed by how messy that book The Last of August was It felt like a huge let down and so I unhauled it, discontinuing the series and pretending this first instalment to be a standalone But it doesn t make sense to keep a book whose characters will grow in a series you d I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses When I first read this book, I LOVED IT I was in such an awe that when I read the sequel, a year later, I was totally disappointed by how messy that book The Last of August was It felt like a huge let down and so I unhauled it, discontinuing the series and pretending this first instalment to be a standalone But it doesn t make sense to keep a book whose characters will grow in a series you don t have any interest in any, so I finally decided to unhaul this one too I re read the first two chapters, too, and I found myself not liking the writing and the characterisations the author gave to Jamie and Charlotte flag 28 likesLike see review Jul 28, 2017 Nina rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2017 The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes I m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes Not because I don t like him, but because I ve just never really been interested in him in the first place I must admit that, even though I ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, I ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven t gotten around to watching the TV show alt The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes I m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes Not because I don t like him, but because I ve just never really been interested in him in the first place I must admit that, even though I ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, I ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven t gotten around to watching the TV show although my sister has been trying to get me to watch it for ages now.That s why it probably won t surprise you that I mainly bought A Study in Charlotte because of its cover while the synopsis was of minor importance though it certainly made me be interested in this book as well or else I would have still left it and its pretty cover at the book store I ve often before been disappointed by books I ve bought because of their covers, so I ve become a little wary of them by now And the fact that my first try to read this book ended with me putting it down again after about 80 pages and deciding not to continue reading it, didn t make things better at all.But I don t easily give up on books and had a feeling that I d just need to be in the right mood to be able to enjoy ASIC So, when this year s BookTubeAThon challenges were announced, I decided to read this book for the cover buy challenge and I don t regret my decision at all.Like I d expected, I really just needed to be in the right mood for this book because on the second attempt, I finished the entire novel in under 5 hours It s a very enjoyable book that is well written and I think I just needed to get past the first 100 pages to really get into it This time, I didn t feel like I d need to put the book down at some point because I just couldn t concentrate on the story Instead I really enjoyed it and was happy about it being such a quick read I also love that Holmes is portrayed by a teenage girl called Charlotte Holmes in this novel, even though she can be a little annoying at times But she is a Holmes through and through and at some points I felt the same way about Sherlock Holmes while watching the movies, so her nature perfectly fits the character she s supposed to portray in this Sherlock retelling.By the way, if you re wondering if you can read this book without having ever read or seen anything Sherlock Holmes related before, then I can assure you that it s not going to be a problem If you still want to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s books though and don t want to read any spoilers about them, you should not read this book because it does summarize some of the original books and tells you what has happened in them.All in all, it was a great book but in my opinion, it was still missing something There were lots of great parts in it but then again there were parts that were quite boring Towards the end I even felt like it got a little confusing because suddenly everything started being so fast paced and so much happened at once.I decided to give it 3 out of 5 stars and I think after reading this book, I ll now finally start watching Sherlock the TV show flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 27, 2015 Kali Wallace rated it it was amazing review of another edition I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE I adore mysteries, and I love Sherlock Holmes stories, but I wasn t sure what to expect Holmes adaptations can be a bit unpredictable, right So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle s stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration Best of all are the two m I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE I adore mysteries, and I love Sherlock Holmes stories, but I wasn t sure what to expect Holmes adaptations can be a bit unpredictable, right So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle s stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration Best of all are the two main characters, who are so incredibly darling I sort of want to steal them away and adopt them for my very own I know, I know They wouldn t like that very much This Holmes and this Watson aren t copies of their namesakes but they re not supposed to be They re both layered, flawed, and interesting, with their own baggage and their own issues Their friendship is rocky at times, terribly charming, and always complicated because they re complicated, and it all feels so very believable and real I loved watching them figure each other out just as much as they were figuring the mystery out flag 26 likesLike see review Oct 29, 2015 alexandra ling rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2015, harpercollins when i heard this was going to be a SHERLOCK retelling, i surly exploded with excitement ASIC did not disappoint the plot is beautifully thought out, bringing concepts from the original story and also adding its own originalityever, i think this story had the potential to be i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can t pinpoint what it precisely is it might ve been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.other when i heard this was going to be a SHERLOCK retelling, i surly exploded with excitement ASIC did not disappoint the plot is beautifully thought out, bringing concepts from the original story and also adding its own originalityever, i think this story had the potential to be i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can t pinpoint what it precisely is it might ve been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.other than that THING i can t pinpoint, i truly enjoyed this novel additionally to the interesting plot, our main characters are unique and snarky the writing flows nicely and it made me feel like i was solving crimes with sherlock and holmes overall, this is a fantastic debut brittany cavallaro creates original and yet familiar characters that draw out a mysterious and wonderful storyline flag 26 likesLike see review Jun 15, 2018 Brithanie Faith added it review of another edition Shelves d n f DNFing at 23 24% I may give this one another go later on down the road, but for now I m really not feeling this I enjoyed the first few chapters enough, however, I ve been trying to read the last chapter for a day and a half now, so I think it s time to quit it flag 26 likesLike see review May 26, 2018 Sharon rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2 and a half stars, mystery, ya A girl who is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes, I mean, how can I resist Hhmm We have a Holmes who is a very flawed human being Not to say that Sherlock Holmes was perfect He wasn t But he felt pretty damn invincible to me most of the times.Charlotte Holmes is human I don t think that s a bad thing In fact, I like that we are exploring her flaws and her vulnerable side Especially since she is only a teenager, so it makes sense to see her struggle and mature Still, I can t help but A girl who is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes, I mean, how can I resist Hhmm We have a Holmes who is a very flawed human being Not to say that Sherlock Holmes was perfect He wasn t But he felt pretty damn invincible to me most of the times.Charlotte Holmes is human I don t think that s a bad thing In fact, I like that we are exploring her flaws and her vulnerable side Especially since she is only a teenager, so it makes sense to see her struggle and mature Still, I can t help but feel disappointed overall because her character feels just a bit too sappy for my taste Don t get me wrong She doesn t need to be invincible, but I want her to feel suave and competent I was expecting a cool, collected badass female detective And if she has a vulnerable side on that of that, all the better for depth in her character Like what I said, I don t mind her having a vulnerable side and flaws, but I wanted to feel enchanted and mesmerized by her character even with all of that She can cry, she can be vulnerable, she can blush, she can be imperfect, as we saw in this book, which I m OK with, but it accumulated into too much sappiness that overpowers the charm and power aspect She just doesn t quite have the spark that I usually would feel for Sherlock She isn t supposed to be a replica for Sherlock, as she is a descendant and not just a female Sherlock, so I don t expect her character to be exactly like his I just would have wanted something different, for my personal preference If I m being contradictory, it s because I m confused too I like certain aspects of Charlotte and her vulnerabilities but some parts of it I don t like So with spoilers view spoiler She is flawed because 1 She lets drugs get in the way of her competency and detective skills This flaw is not a surprising one and something we have seen in Sherlock before, and I actually appreciate it being explored here Her drug addiction is taken rather seriously, and I like that we can see her genuinely struggle with it.2 Because she fell in love with a certain character and he rejected her and didn t take her love seriously, she ruined his life called the cops on him and making him get kicked out of Oxford, and he lost what was supposed to be a promising future all because she had a crush on himAlso, this is not a flaw but a plot point, but I think it hurt me too much that Charlotte was raped by a boy while being drugged And to make it worse, the culprit of the book was the one who orchestrated it to get that boy to rape her Damn this is just too much to take I m not saying this impacts my opinion of her character I don t blame this on her I just really hate this happened and hate that the plot went in this direction because this is against my own personal preference And for that matter, I don t really care for the murderer reveal It was sick, for sure And I didn t suspect it but not a particularly clever discovery either But idk I wasn t feeling it hide spoiler Now, as for Jamie Watson He s adorable He s a teenage boy who craves to be a partner in crime for a Holmes I find the concept of the plot very fun and intriguing with him meeting a descendant of Sherlock Holmes And because he is a descendant of Watson, he feels a natural inclination to be friends with Holmes It s interesting that we have 2 long lines of descendants of Holmes and Watsons and there are certain expectations for these 2 teenagers Their friendship is cute And do I ship it Of course, duh, how can I not There s something magical about the relationship and strong bond between Holmes and Watson Always And of course, I like the just friends concept too, but in this, it is interesting to see it dips towards the romantic area I don t know how that is going to work out because I just can t quite grasp a truly romanticized Holmes and Watson It might get TOO sappy, which can be a problem depending on how the author plays this later on BUT still, I do want them to be together in this particular retelling, and I can t wait to see how the author will develop this in later books.I also find the side plot with him and his estranged father interesting view spoiler I m glad to see their relationship moving forward And with Jamie meeting his step family at last hide spoiler I actually really love how the epilogue was structured It is nice to see Charlotte s perspective after getting Jamie s perspective for the whole of the book Her reveals are very interesting, and makes me certain scenes characters in a different light based on her view.So, overall, I don t know how I feel about this book I don t love or hate it I think I m feeling ambivalent, so 2.5 stars I like the concept of the book with the teenage descendants of Holmes and Watson, and I m excited that this an ongoing mystery series However, I don t love everything about the characters and plot points I will definitely read the later books, and see how things might develop.Things that you might want to know WARNING Spoilers below Happy satisfying ending view spoiler Generally happy but cliffhanger, not the last book though hide spoiler Love triangle Cheating Angst level Other things to note view spoiler No but a girl was interested in Jamie and he thought her pretty and kinda wanted to dance with her, but he rejected her And Charlotte was in love with a boy prior to the events of this book No cheating Medium angst hide spoiler Tears worthy view spoiler No, but can have rather depressing things hide spoiler Humor view spoiler Not quite, but there is bantering hide spoiler Favorite scenes view spoiler When Charlotte and Jamie are talking about Jamie s family, and they meet his dad for the first When they go to Jamie s dad s house the 1st and 2nd times With the food And meeting kids and dogs The epilogue hide spoiler What age level would be appropriate view spoiler Mature teens and up Topics, such as rape, drugs, murder, etc hide spoiler flag 25 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity The Very Omnibus November BOTM A Study in Charlotte 6 4 Nov 28, 2018 08 36PM YA Buddy Readers Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro Starting November 20th with A Study in Charlotte 10 4 Nov 19, 2018 06 11PM Peanut Blossom Bo Question 4 11 28 Nov 19, 2018 06 18AM Peanut Blossom Bo Question 3 8 22 Nov 19, 2018 06 17AM Peanut Blossom Bo Question 2 20 31 Nov 19, 2018 06 13AM A Study in Charlotte Book Review 1 3 Nov 11, 2018 09 48AM A Study in Charlotte Book Review 1 1 Nov 11, 2018 09 40AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels from HarperCollins Katherine Tegen Books, including A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, THE LAST OF AUGUST, and THE CASE FOR JAMIE forthcoming in March 2018 She s also the author of the poetry collection GIRL KING University of Akron and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin Madison She lives in Michigan with her husband, cat, dog, and collection of deerstalker caps Other books in the series Charlotte Holmes 4 books Books by Brittany Cavallaro More Trivia About A Study in Charlo 8 trivia questions More quizzes trivia Quotes from A Study in Charlotte The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes 59 likes Truth be told, I liked that blurriness That line where reality and fiction jutted up against each other 45 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 6304, 10232, 6641, 1538, 393 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work 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  • Title: A Study in Charlotte
  • Author: Brittany Cavallaro
  • ISBN: A Study in Charlotte
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    Emily May Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    2 1 2 stars This was fun in parts, but it really didn t do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern day college campus In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson s literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some co 2 [...]
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    Emma Giordano Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    I have to say, this book really took me by surprise I knew as soon as I heard about a YA Sherlock Holmes retelling that I would take well to this story, but I was not prepared for how much I loved it CW murder, talk of rape, substance abuse A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment The plot was engaging, well written, and unexpected I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way [...]
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    Hailey (HaileyinBookland) Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    This was tons of fun I m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means I ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s tales though I plan to So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute Watson was just as I d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual Together the pair made an incredible power couple This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy me but I a This wa [...]
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    Melanie Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    I felt like I was being pulled through a dark, dank wardrobe into some boozy Narnia This was the most unexpected treat I thought that I might enjoy this one, but I never expected to fall completely head over heels for it, especially after reading A Study in Scarlet the night before starting this This is a reimagining of Sherlock and Watson, but told in the perspective of their descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, in modern day And, oh my gosh, this was just fantastic Jamie Watson recently [...]
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    C.G. Drews Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    I m a massive fan of Sherlock ALL THE SHERLOCK TV shows, movies, and I ve read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics go me so I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory Iwas disappointed The book wasn t bad, pfft, don t get me wrong The book is fine But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let s get the squinty things out the way first In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle I [...]
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    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    This was a rip roarin good time Not at all what I was expecting but it was definitely v enjoyable Also I am a fan of Charlotte s big dick energy Such fun
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    may ❀ Feb 22, 2020 - 03:39 AM
    Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book THIS BOOK IS BLOODY BRILLIANT For a number of reasons Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you ve always needed You got a snarky know it all girl You got a nerdy precious boy WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE So after a murder took place on school gr Full r [...]
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    A Study in Charlotte By Brittany Cavallaro The last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From ever The last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.From the moment they meet, there s a tense energy between them, and they seem destined to be rivals than anything else But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 341 pages Published March 1st 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books More Details Original Title A Study in Charlotte ASIN B00Z74LWWY Edition Language English Series Charlotte Holmes 1 Characters Jamie Watson, Charlotte Holmes setting Connecticut United States Literary Awards Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee 2017 , Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction 2016 Other Editions 21 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book A Study in Charlotte Charlotte Holmes, 1 by Brittany Cavallaro Author Release date Mar 01, 2016 Enter to win the first book in the CHARLOTTE HOLMES series to gear up for the finale, A QUESTION OF HOLMES, on sale March 5, 2019 Enter Giveaway Format

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This was fun in parts, but it really didn t do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern day college campus In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson s literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some co 2 1 2 stars This was fun in parts, but it really didn t do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern day college campus In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson s literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some copycat crimes that appear to be framing the two, using scenes directly out of the old stories My first thought is that this book, while not without some humourous moments, is simply not needed or different enough It is yet another version of a modern day Sherlock and it s hard to stand out when you go up directly against Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman yes, I love BBC Sherlock.It does not attempt to go to new levels or explore new things Perhaps the most interesting difference is that Sherlock is now a teenage girl, and yet her personality is identical to that of the original Sherlock Holmes She s his great great granddaughter and yet, somehow, she talks with the exact same voice, pauses frequently to make deductions, has the exact same habits including a drug problem , and truly feels like the exact same character.And, to be honest, the original Sherlock and the BBC Sherlock are kind of assholes it s the nature of the character But, in both cases, it is offset by a quirky charm and a sharp wit I don t think Charlotte ever quite pulls off the charm aspect, appearing merely as a bratty teenager who interferes in crime solving She is very intelligent, occasionally amusing, but never lovable.As I said, the book is entertaining in parts Watson s naivete creates some funny scenarios and the writing flows well It s just I d rather watch BBC Sherlock instead And I don t feel like you need to do both.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store flag 391 likesLike see review View all 38 comments May 19, 2018 Emma Giordano rated it it was amazing review of another edition I have to say, this book really took me by surprise I knew as soon as I heard about a YA Sherlock Holmes retelling that I would take well to this story, but I was not prepared for how much I loved it CW murder, talk of rape, substance abuse A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment The plot was engaging, well written, and unexpected I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way for I have to say, this book really took me by surprise I knew as soon as I heard about a YA Sherlock Holmes retelling that I would take well to this story, but I was not prepared for how much I loved it CW murder, talk of rape, substance abuse A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment The plot was engaging, well written, and unexpected I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way for the antagonist to taunt the famous pair of comrades I felt the mystery was really well done, keeping me guessing throughout the entirety of the story and surprising me in the end.I found Jamie and Charlotte to be complimentary protagonists to one another Charlotte is extremely intelligent and calculated, albeit a little unhinged, and Jamie is grounded and supportive, if a little impulsive I adore the fateful friendship between these two and adored getting to watch their shared ancestry develop into an individual connection While romantic feelings are formed during this story, Charlotte and Jamie are best friends first, and I would not consider A Study in Charlotte a romance novel It was refreshing to see a true friendship develop into what MIGHT be a very slow burn romance in the future, but to focus on their platonic relationship first.I really love this series so far and absolutely plan on completing it I would definitely recommend to those who enjoy some fun young adult thrillers with interesting protagonists flag 309 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Oct 10, 2017 Hailey HaileyinBookland rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves owned, contemporary, retellings, mystery thriller paranormal This was tons of fun I m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means I ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s tales though I plan to So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute Watson was just as I d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual Together the pair made an incredible power couple This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy me but I a This was tons of fun I m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means I ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s tales though I plan to So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute Watson was just as I d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual Together the pair made an incredible power couple This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy me but I actually didn t mind them surprisingly I liked the fact that Holmes and Watson weren t fictional characters and the MCs were their descendants It made for a unique element Following the murder mystery in this book felt like watching Sherlock, but high school edition, and I loved it A really great retelling overall flag 299 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 15, 2019 Melanie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, mystery, retellings, read in 2019, romance, contemporary I felt like I was being pulled through a dark, dank wardrobe into some boozy Narnia This was the most unexpected treat I thought that I might enjoy this one, but I never expected to fall completely head over heels for it, especially after reading A Study in Scarlet the night before starting this This is a reimagining of Sherlock and Watson, but told in the perspective of their descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, in modern day And, oh my gosh, this was just fantastic Jamie Watson recently I felt like I was being pulled through a dark, dank wardrobe into some boozy Narnia This was the most unexpected treat I thought that I might enjoy this one, but I never expected to fall completely head over heels for it, especially after reading A Study in Scarlet the night before starting this This is a reimagining of Sherlock and Watson, but told in the perspective of their descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, in modern day And, oh my gosh, this was just fantastic Jamie Watson recently left the UK to attend a Connecticut prep school because of a rugby scholarship, and he isn t thrilled to be leaving his home away from his mother and to be closer to his father and his new family Charlotte Holmes also attends this school, but she spends most of her days in her laboratory testing her genius and solving mysteries And these two s paths cross because yeah, you probably guessed it a recent murder that happened on campus Oh, and they are both being framed for it We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart But this book was for sure a lot darker than I was originally expecting I mean, it obviously deals with murder mysteries, but it also deals heavily with drug addiction and sexual assault And I just enjoyed how themes like rape and addiction were constantly at the forefront of the story, and how Charlotte is slowly reclaiming part of herself, while telling and of her truth I just feel like themes like this need to be normalized, especially in school settings, and I think it was really respectfully done, too I said this in my review for A Study in Scarlet, too, but with both stories I just think it is pure genius to tell the story in Watson s perspective And it really helps that Jamie Watson is the softest and sweetest boy in existence But I just think seeing Charlotte through his eyes was so pure and just added something to the story that would have been impossible to achieve in any other way of telling the story And just in general, this story is very character driven, and I easily fell in love with both of the stars, which was for sure something I wasn t expecting going in The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes Yet, the heart of this novel is for sure a murder mystery, and I was impressed by how much it kept me on my toes I really didn t see the twists coming, and the ending utterly surprised me I truly loved it, and I thought it was expertly done And I think Brittany Cavallaro really crafted something so smart and wove something so beautifully Overall, I really enjoyed this one I am so excited to see how August Moriarty is going to come into play, especially with the title of book two being The Last of August But I loved this reimagining, I loved these characters even than who they are based off of, and I was completely enthralled with this dark story I can t wait for Jamie and Charlotte s next adventure Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube TwitchContent and trigger warnings for talk of suicide, talk of past sexual assault, talk of past rape, murder, a lot of talk about drug use, drug addiction, mild self harm allowing glass to be pushed deeper in the skin , and drugging flag 176 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Melanie Raquel Flockhart wrote I wasn t interested in this book, but now I think I ll give it a shot Can you stop increasing the size of my TBR with your r Raquel Flockhart wrote I wasn t interested in this book, but now I think I ll give it a shot Can you stop increasing the size of my TBR with your reviews, Melanie Lmao I love you so much, Raquel xx Jan 26, 2019 11 19AM Melanie Sumit wrote Awesome Review as always, Melanie Thank you so much, love I hope you re having happy reading xx Jan 26, 2019 11 19AM Sep 06, 2015 C.G Drews rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 3 star, read 2016, young adult, retelling, thriller crime I m a massive fan of Sherlock ALL THE SHERLOCK TV shows, movies, and I ve read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics go me so I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory Iwas disappointed The book wasn t bad, pfft, don t get me wrong The book is fine But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let s get the squinty things out the way first In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle I m a massive fan of Sherlock ALL THE SHERLOCK TV shows, movies, and I ve read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics go me so I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory Iwas disappointed The book wasn t bad, pfft, don t get me wrong The book is fine But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let s get the squinty things out the way first In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle DID write the booksbut also Sherlock and Watson are not fictional characters SAY WUT My brain didn t really understand how that connected Plus it wasn t ever explained The mystery is interesting and allbut it features a the dreadful villain info dump at the end which is so cliche, and b info dumps everywhere all the time Argh It really underlines the drug addiction canon Sherlock had, and Charlotte Holmes struggles with it too Butshe just uses, and, the book doesn t really decided what we re supposed to do with that information Like, drugs are bad, kids, don t do drugs But no one really seemed to think they needed to help Charlotte It was just Poor Charlotte, doomed to be addicted to drugs because the original Sherlock Holmes was HOW ABOUT WE TRY AND HELP THIS KID AND GET HER SORTED OUT Also at the end view spoiler Charlotte just stops taking them and laaaa dee da everything is okay and good about that Um No Realism Where did the realism go hide spoiler I ain t happy.But I did like other things about the book I DID It s definitely not a bad read It s has a good mystery that I didn t solve at all, not even a little, and it s nicely paced Like there are moments for pancakes and bacon, and moments of bombs and murder I DO SO LOVE THAT KIND OF PACING And Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson They were great I didn t like Watson so much because a James is Moriarty s name so why does he have it and b he was like this rugby dude with the I am angry I must punch a thing and that always turns me off He just wasn t very smart. Charlotte was very smart, but she did seem to be justSherlock Like I expected a twist But she kept all the personalities and mannerisms andyeah Bit disapointed at that too But they were still interesting and dimensional characters that I liked reading about Another thing I m a teeny tiny bit disappointed about It didn t feel new This is a YA Sherlock retelling I WANTED SOMETHING NEW I loved Every Breath and that managed to make Sherlock soooo different and unique and put twists on everything But not A Study in Charlotte I also fail to see how just because your family does something, means you ll turn out EXACTLY like them Yeah, genes do play a part Like if addiction runs in the family, you re likely to fall to it I do get that But what was the odds that Watson s great great great not sure how many great grandson wanted to be a writer and a doctor And aaaall his fathers grandfathers before him did the same REALLY NOW Anyway I m pleased there is a genderbent Sherlock retelling.I AM PLEASED THIS BOOK CONTAINS BACON And interesting characters And explosions flag 146 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Jul 31, 2018 Chelsea chelseadolling reads rated it liked it review of another edition This was a rip roarin good time Not at all what I was expecting but it was definitely v enjoyable Also I am a fan of Charlotte s big dick energy Such fun flag 125 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 19, 2017 may rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 300 pgs, aaaaaaaaaa, binged, bye, contemporary, ded, hilarious, i am trash, i will go down with this ship, kickass heroine Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book THIS BOOK IS BLOODY BRILLIANT For a number of reasons Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you ve always needed You got a snarky know it all girl You got a nerdy precious boy WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE So after a murder took place on school gr Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book THIS BOOK IS BLOODY BRILLIANT For a number of reasons Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you ve always needed You got a snarky know it all girl You got a nerdy precious boy WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE So after a murder took place on school grounds and Holmes and Watson are the primary suspects, bc well, they had a fall out with the victim a few days back all the evidence is pointing towards them Now these kids gotta take it into their hands to solve the puzzle Damn can I just say how much I love the dynamics between Jaime and charlotte They re adorable and rude and precious and bloody genius Except for my baby Jaime, he can be a little dense sometimes its okay, he s doing his best and literally miss whats RIGHT THERE GUYS IT S BASICALLY LIKE MODERN VERSION AUDREY AND THOMAS THERE S ACTION AND MURDER AND POISONING AND ALL THESE CRAZY THINGS HAPPENING AT A BORDING SCHOOL AND ITS JUST LIKE WOWOW There is great friendships featured too, along with fem power obvs and Jaime being the literal greatest cinnamon roll He s an aspiring writer too, I mean, does it get adorbs than that I have grown an overnight passion for Sherlock holmes retellings and I ain t stopping anytime soon Thank goodness the author realized she is a gift to this world and wrote two books in the series WHY HAS NO ONE TALKED MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES, WHY HAVE I BEEN DEPRIEVED FOR SO LONG And even so, before I had ever met Charlotte Holmes, I was sure she was the only friend I would make in that miserable place 4.5 stars flag 115 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Jun 24, 2018 chandler ainsley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, book bfs, ya contemporary oxy addicted female sherlock holmes a soft hipster watsonthis was fun and dark and twisted everything that one could ever want from a sherlock story, right i m not sure what i was expecting but i don t think it was this i guess i assumed since it would be a retelling that it would be a little lighter and fun.but i didn t laugh a lot i did feel things thoughrst off, the characters were great watson was easy to read, probably because he was narrating and holmes was just fucking oxy addicted female sherlock holmes a soft hipster watsonthis was fun and dark and twisted everything that one could ever want from a sherlock story, right i m not sure what i was expecting but i don t think it was this i guess i assumed since it would be a retelling that it would be a little lighter and fun.but i didn t laugh a lot i did feel things thoughrst off, the characters were great watson was easy to read, probably because he was narrating and holmes was just fucking fascinating as most renditions of holmes are both were well adapted for the 21st century and i liked that they were related to the original holmes and watson and that their meeting was sort of destined to happen even though it was cleverly orchestrated little thing that i liked was the way that watson talks about holmes before he s gotten to know her it s a subtle sort of hero worship that i think we can all in some part relate to like meeting a favorite youtuber in person the warring feelings that he has that he feels he can innately trust her but how stupid that sounds it just resonated with me strangely and was something that definitely stood out to me.obviously, the mystery aspect of this is what kept me from setting this book down it was satisfying and the twists were great the conclusion was less showy than i would have liked but it worked to an extent and honestly, i m just interested to see what happens next what crimes will be solved will holmes and watson fall madly in love dunno but i m definitely going to find out i m just a big dumb sucker for boys named jamie can t wait to read this flag 61 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 11, 2015 Rachel APCB Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2016 releases, 2016 debuts, most obsessed favorites Quick Fire Review I don t know what s alluring, the cover or the synopsis I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between the two This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes mysteries and also being fresh and original A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the ver Quick Fire Review I don t know what s alluring, the cover or the synopsis I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between the two This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes mysteries and also being fresh and original A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end Although there s no cliffhanger, I m anxious for the next book Read the full review A Perfection Called BooksDetailed Review Although this book isn t one I d usually pick up since I m not an avid reader of mystery novels, the synopsis was too alluring to pass up and I quickly became obsessed with the premise of this novel I ve always had fond memories of Sherlock Holmes When I was younger I used to watch old black and white tv series episodes with my father I d feebly attempt to solve the mystery and delight in the fact that I was never right The eccentricity and pure brilliance of Holmes along with the intricacies of the crimes, the Watson companionship, and the revealing ends left a charmed imprint of Sherlock on my childhood.Throughout this novel, Brittany spreads her love and knowledge of Sherlock Holmes to readers in such a fresh way I love the idea of Holmes and Watson being real and their descendants solving crimes together This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes and also being fresh and original I especially admired the book s ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between Holmes stories and A Study in Charlotte It s so creative and fun to see how one of the most famous fictional sleuthing duos is re imagined as reality.Given how authentic the connections are between this book and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s stories, it s no surprise that the characterization was perfect Charlotte mirrors Holmes quirks and addictions Her speech and actions are uncannily similar to him, yet she s still her own person Her insecurities, troubles, and motives are where she really diverges from Holmes, and I m glad Charlotte wasn t portrayed as a carbon copy of him Her perceptiveness and reasoning skills are riveting Her character is so fascinating, and I m glad this story is told from Watson s point of view which makes her even mysterious and a better study Oh my dear Watson I love Jamie He s likable and funny and the perfect person to temper Charlotte.I love the evolving relationship between Charlotte and Jamie as we see them learn to trust each other and become so much I ship it That is all I shall say on the matter The dynamic between Charlotte and Jamie manages to keep up with the golden interactions between Holmes and Watson The interactions are hilarious and awkward and as strange as you d expect.Someone is framing Charlotte and Jamie for the death of a student at school in a sick imitation of Holmes most famous mysteries As and suspicious activities arise, the two team up and attempt to clear their names I loved how this mystery developed and heightened throughout the book There are so many twists and turns in the plot, you have no idea who you can trust The complexity and attention to detail in the plotting of the crimes are creepy yet artfully done The plotting is pure genius and meticulously planned I m in awe of the sheer scope and connections and threads scattered throughout this novel that manage to seamlessly come together at the end.Brittany s writing is stellar and completely absorbing Her wit and humor shine through in this novel as does her talent for writing A Study in Charlotte ends fairly resolved, and there are two books in the series to come I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can t wait to see where the newest Holmes and Watson take us next.A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot on characterization, whip smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.In a gif flag 57 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 03, 2017 Ashwood rated it liked it review of another edition Good but not great Really big fan of Sherlock Holmes, so I was super excited to read this book It was interesting and not a bad read but it didn t necessarily blow me away Soo yup, sticking with 3 stars on this one flag 51 likesLike see review Sep 15, 2018 Erin rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves bookriot challenge 2018, 2018 around the year in 52 books, september 2018 I first have start off by stating that I have never read any Sherlock Holmes books, I ve never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie, and I ve never seen any of the tv shows about Sherlock Holmes I don t really know all that much about Sherlock Holmes at all I liked A Study In Charlotte but I don t know if I would have liked it or less had I not gone into this book almost completely blind of the history This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I don t even know where it came from I do I first have start off by stating that I have never read any Sherlock Holmes books, I ve never seen a Sherlock Holmes movie, and I ve never seen any of the tv shows about Sherlock Holmes I don t really know all that much about Sherlock Holmes at all I liked A Study In Charlotte but I don t know if I would have liked it or less had I not gone into this book almost completely blind of the history This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I don t even know where it came from I don t remember buying it but I could have and I don t remember receiving it as a gift but its possible Where ever it came from, I m happy I had it because I think this book has opened up a whole new world for me Now I not only need to read the rest of this series but I need to read the actual Sherlock Holmes series and watch the shows too No rec because I m not sure Sherlock Holmes lovers would like this book and non Sherlock Holmes may like myself become slightly obsessed with all things Sherlock.2018 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge the first book in a new to you YA series or middle grade seriesAround The Year In 52 Books A book published in the last 3 years by an author you haven t read before flag 50 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 01, 2015 Paige Bookdragon rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves adventure, contemporary, friendship, mystery, read 2016, teen, young adult I m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it becauseFirst of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters Despite shipping BBC s Sherlock and John because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin , I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the a I m a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it becauseFirst of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters Despite shipping BBC s Sherlock and John because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin , I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the author will retain that beautiful relationship in this contemporary book.Well, I was disappointed.Not only this book has some frigging romance in it wasn t much but still , the mystery is also something that makes me roll my eyes and the main character, Charlotte annoys me sometimes.Let me start with the romance thingy first It was not that stressed in the story It wasn t insta love, thank goodness and it was just put around the later chapters in the book What really disappoint me is that the relationship between Charlotte and Jamie in the beginning of the story is something that Sherlock and John has.Jamie is wary of Charlotte but is amazed by her deduction skillsCharlotte, being a Holmes, is an ass, but deep down, she cares for Jamie too.But then Jamie started caring for Charlotte too much for the friendship level and eventually, it was implied no spoiler as to what happened that romance has now invaded the book It was a clean, cute romance but still IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR A GIRL A BOY AS MAIN CHARACTERS WITHOUT THEM FALLING IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER The second thing is the mystery in this book I love mysteries that doesn t confuse the fuck out of me I want to understand what the hell is going on and who s who in the story A Study in Charlotte has so many characters mentioned that I get confused sometimes Maybe it was just me though but it really affected my focus on this book.Then there s Charlotte Holmes She s a pure Holmes and I like that That means, an ass, dramatic and thinks highly of oneself I m not really sure why but when Sherlock the original one and Benedict s Sherlock play the Holmes character, it was endearing despite the assholiness of the characters.Charlotte doesn t have the charm She came off as a stuck up bitch to me and even though I like her sometimes because I can see the Holmes trait in her when she prattles about her deductions, she didn t became a favorite character of mine.These are the top 3 things that really stand out why this book didn t became a favorite Despite having some issues with it, I still enjoyed reading it somehow and even finished it.The narrator Jamie is quite funny and I think that helped quite a lot flag 49 likesLike see review View all 26 comments Apr 21, 2015 Bridget Hodder rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ya I was well and truly Sherlocked before picking up this book which I did with both hope and trepidation You see, those of us who love the Sherlock world always want And there s a limited supply Or, to qualify that statement a limited supply of quality additions to the oeuvre Do you like that word, oeuvre I hope so I feel it is a very Sherlock word I ll cut to the verdict YES PARTY AT 221 B Because Sherlock is back in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly W I was well and truly Sherlocked before picking up this book which I did with both hope and trepidation You see, those of us who love the Sherlock world always want And there s a limited supply Or, to qualify that statement a limited supply of quality additions to the oeuvre Do you like that word, oeuvre I hope so I feel it is a very Sherlock word I ll cut to the verdict YES PARTY AT 221 B Because Sherlock is back in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly Watsonian guy as her Watson, writing down her exploits, narrating the story, and falling in love with her Although he knows way better than to do that Because they re both descended from their original namesakes, and we all know the original Holmes Watson were soul mates, but not precisely healthy.Did I hear you say that Sherlockian gender bending s been done already Yes But not like this Not by someone who really understands the characters and their relationships oh yes, I did say relationships , which is a close relative to the word ship , and if you ship Sherlock Watson, be of very good cheer All our favorites are here in this story and the essence of their personalities, what makes them who they are, is unaltered The author shows us that, even if you put these two sleuths or one sleuth and one best friend into different bodies, a different era, different situations with different problemsat least two things can stay the same who they really are, and how we feel about them.I just finished this book, and I feel fantastic about it How are you feeling Hey kid, wanna awesome Sherlock story Try this one I got it for free in exchange for an honest review, but for you I don t know, maybe 17 bucks when it comes out next year flag 42 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 14, 2015 Nastassja marked it as did not finish review of another edition Shelves mystery, retellings, triggers, young adult, 2016

    DNF at about 50%

    This review contains spoilers

    I am going to lay this book aside for now Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner s Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else At least partly The Winner s kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned abruptly into something dark with serious issues, which weren t handled properly in my opinion.

    DNF at about 50%

    This review contains spoilers

    I am going to lay this book aside for now Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner s Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else At least partly The Winner s kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned abruptly into something dark with serious issues, which weren t handled properly in my opinion

    What I liked about this books is that we have a world where MCs are actually descendants of famous James Watson and Sherlock Holmes it s like a parallel universe and it was fun We hear the story from Watson s first POV and he is such a hilarious guy And what I liked even is that a killer orchestrates his murders according to the original The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes If you are a fan, you can imagine how much fun it is to follow your favorite stories in this book But then me met Charlotte Holmes and here my problems slowly started to creep out of the ground and strangle my interest for the story First of all, Charlotte is absolutely unlikable character She is too similar to the original Holmes which is not good in this case I ll explain Original Holmes is not a pleasant person He is quiet unlikeable and vile He does drugs, he is not the most sociable person, he mostly tolerates humanity because it serves his needs, he is a genius and geniuses are mostly introverts It s understandable But original Holmes has charm, even with his traits, he is a pleasant character to read about mostly Let s look at Charlotte She does drugs started at the age of 12 , she smokes the least of her sins she is rude to people, she is an introvert, she is a genius tons of tutors and money can make a genius out of an oaf She plays violin Overall, she is the exact female version of Holmes She is only 16 years old Do you know how all the qualities above look on a 16 years old teenager Right Like on an angry depressed brat She doesn t look special from the side, she looks like an average teenager going through the hard phase of their maturing Which makes her highly unlikeable, to me at least, as a character whom I supposedly must admire according to Watson who can t stop admire Charlotte on every page of the book If you don t have problems with admiring, you are welcome to read this book For me, the loss of connection with MC is a way to nowhere.

    My second and most important claim about this book is rape Charlotte was raped by a guy who wasn t the most decent human being and raped Charlotte when she was under influence of drugs and couldn t say no or protect herself Now, I am absolutely appalled by the way this rape part was presented to us The guys who raped Charlotte was killed and Charlotte and Watson he beat the guy were main suspects for a while It seems like rape was a plot device to make our characters suspects, and rather than that the topic was easily swept away, because, gah, dealing with aftermaths of rape is not that important Or why tell your parents that you were raped, because they will only pity you and you don t need their sympathy when you are the almighty Holmes Many people will probably disagree with me, but I mainly try to avoid rape in books, it s a trigger for me, and when I have to deal with such issues in books, I d prefer them to be handled reasonably, not just because it s convenient for the plot.

    I was going to write one paragraph for this review, but my thoughts and feelings got the best of me and wouldn t let me go until I lifted this weight off my chest Mostly, I think that this book is a kind of book you have try for yourself and decide whether you like it or not I can say that my decision to DNF it mostly it s not you it s me decision This book is just not for me, which doesn t make it automatically not your book either On the contrary, many people find the story compelling and don t have the same issues as I did I won t even rate it on purpose, because I believe my rating won t be honest or objective I ll better go and find something really funny to get me over hard time.

    flag 41 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Nov 14, 2018 megs_bookrack rated it liked it review of another edition When James Jamie Watson gets shipped off to boarding school in Connecticut he is sad about leaving his life in London behind It doesn t take long however before he is elbows deep in intrigue and thinking nothing about shoddy old London totally joking on the shoddy part, obviously You see, Charlotte Holmes, the descendant of the infamous Sherlock Holmes, also attends this very same boarding school Coincidence I think not.Jamie, the descendant of John Watson the one who penned those cute When James Jamie Watson gets shipped off to boarding school in Connecticut he is sad about leaving his life in London behind It doesn t take long however before he is elbows deep in intrigue and thinking nothing about shoddy old London totally joking on the shoddy part, obviously You see, Charlotte Holmes, the descendant of the infamous Sherlock Holmes, also attends this very same boarding school Coincidence I think not.Jamie, the descendant of John Watson the one who penned those cute little Sherlock tales , has heard all about Charlotte Holmes and wants nothing than to get in her good graces In the flesh, Charlotte is beautiful, edgy and addicted to opiates and he wants to get to know her better Before long they are seeing one another on a regular basis and Charlotte really seems to be warming up to him That s something because she s not particularly warm with many other human beings.After a fellow student, one that Charlotte has a very messy history with putting this SUPER mildly , ends up dead and another on the brink of death, Charlotte and Jamie need to work together to prove they are innocent of these crimes They are being framed and in ways reminiscent of cases the original Sherlock and Holmes investigated.This was a pretty good story There was nothing bad about it but it never really reached a level where I was compelled to read it either I read it, it happened and then it was over and I moved on very quickly I guess I was hoping for a little if I am being honest I m not sure if I will continue on with the series I may read the synopsis of the next one and some of the reviews to see if anyone liked it better than this one For now, if I had to choose a YA Mystery series to continue with it would be the Stalking Jack the Ripper series over this one, as I just finished the first one in that series in October flag 47 likesLike see review Aug 10, 2017 Sara sarawithoutanH rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 So I enjoyed this way than I thought I would It reminded me a lot of the sort of books I enjoyed when I was younger and gave me a BBC Sherlock meets Veronica Mars sort of vibe The writing style also pleasantly surprised me because I expected it to be a lot elementary than it was I really liked both Charlotte and Jamie as characters The only thing I found a bit cheesy was the whole being related to the original Sherlock and Holmes it was a little too Disney Descendants for me Ot So I enjoyed this way than I thought I would It reminded me a lot of the sort of books I enjoyed when I was younger and gave me a BBC Sherlock meets Veronica Mars sort of vibe The writing style also pleasantly surprised me because I expected it to be a lot elementary than it was I really liked both Charlotte and Jamie as characters The only thing I found a bit cheesy was the whole being related to the original Sherlock and Holmes it was a little too Disney Descendants for me Other than that, I had a great time reading this book Although, I listened to it on audio and the narrator wasn t anything special his British accent was fake and terrible so I don t necessarily recommend reading it that way flag 40 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 02, 2018 Maureen rated it really liked it review of another edition I enjoyed this book SO much It s kind a Sherlock reboot in staring a female Sherlock and I really loved how she and Jamie ended up working together to solve the CRIME I also really loved the dynamic between Jamie and Charlotte, their dialogue was always on point and their relationship was just complicated enough to be intriguing and interesting without being annoying.Can t wait to finish the rest of the series flag 35 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2017 Marissa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves books i own, favorites, mystery, beautiful cover, reread A Study in Charlotte is a fast paced and fun mystery novel It is kind of like a Sherlock and Watson reimagining but with them being actual people and the main characters as their great, great, great grandchildren And these grandchildren end up being forced into a situation where they are framed for a murder and have to work together in order to figure everything out.We follow Jamie Watson, who is going to Sherrington on scholarship He can be kind of stupid sometimes, but I do love his persona A Study in Charlotte is a fast paced and fun mystery novel It is kind of like a Sherlock and Watson reimagining but with them being actual people and the main characters as their great, great, great grandchildren And these grandchildren end up being forced into a situation where they are framed for a murder and have to work together in order to figure everything out.We follow Jamie Watson, who is going to Sherrington on scholarship He can be kind of stupid sometimes, but I do love his personality He is just a really great character And then there is Charlotte Holmes She is smart and cocky and strong He comes off as cold and mean, but as the story goes on, you really get to see her softer side The plot is an extremely fun ride I love all the twists and turns this book has I had suspicions about who the culprit was, but I was never sure of anything I also enjoyed Brittany Cavallaro s writing, and how she wrote the novel It is set in first person POV from the POV of Jamie, and the novel read like journal entries that Jamie wrote, like how Watson chronicled the adventures of Sherlock.Overall, it was a fun and engaging story with great characters and a lot of emotions attached to these wonderful characters I highly recommend flag 34 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2015 new years resolutions challeng, contemporary, death, mystery, r2r complete, read 2015, young adult, series read along challenge 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss We re being toyed with, I said But why would he want us to know he s after us If I didn t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this Firstly, I ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I m not even going to go there.I didn t really like the characters in this, and 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss We re being toyed with, I said But why would he want us to know he s after us If I didn t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this Firstly, I ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I m not even going to go there.I didn t really like the characters in this, and I didn t like the fact that Charlotte, who is supposed to be so clever takes coke and oxy And yes, I googled it and Sherlock Holmes took drugs too, but they were apparently legal in the time in which he took them.The storyline in this wasn t bad, and there were some clever plotlines, but the pace was just slow, and maybe it was just the writing, but it really didn t suck me in at all, and I just wanted it to be over I think this was probably a case of wrong person, wrong book for me, but I just didn t enjoy it unfortunately 5 out of 10 flag 33 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jul 20, 2017 Tatiana rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 1, starred 2016, 2017, mysteries thrillers horror, book club, ya, why the hype Well, this was utterly ridiculous as far as mysteries go And also ham handed in its handling of both rape and drug use flag 34 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 05, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing review of another edition I WOULD give a disclaimer that Brittany Cavallaro is a friend of mine, but the fact is, our friendship really blossomed AFTER I read this book As in, I read this book and was like, How do I make you mine, Brittany Cavallaro I want to live in your beautiful brain I really don t know where to start How about with the writing Absolutely gorgeous Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows Her sentences aren t purple or overwrought, but they do shine Her I WOULD give a disclaimer that Brittany Cavallaro is a friend of mine, but the fact is, our friendship really blossomed AFTER I read this book As in, I read this book and was like, How do I make you mine, Brittany Cavallaro I want to live in your beautiful brain I really don t know where to start How about with the writing Absolutely gorgeous Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows Her sentences aren t purple or overwrought, but they do shine Her writing s clean and Jamie s voice is so strong and singular It s the perfect balance of classic Watson and Brand New Fully Realized Human Being Bursting onto the YA Scene I have such a soft spot for this sweet, nerdy, book loving babe of a teenage boy I m not totally sure how she did, but Cavallaro created a boy who reads as authentically a teenager and still, somehow, in a very real way, as dreamy As in, Jamie Watson is the boy I would ve had a crush on in high school And Charlotte Holmes is the girl I would ve desperately wanted to befriend and also been a little bit afraid of Also she is my current 1 style icon Charlotte is so real She s dark, brilliant, disturbed, and intense She s difficult and self assured and wonderfully multi faceted She s dealing with really big things, things that have happened to her and things that she s done One thing I so love about this book is that there s no bait and switch with the unlikable female protagonist trope, if that makes sense I was sympathetic to her from the beginning, partly because she s just such an intriguing genius that she can get away with a lot, but when Charlotte suggests deep dark secrets, she means deep, dark secrets She lives with guilt and regret and it s fascinating and moving to watch how she deals with her past, and to follow her deepening friendship and possibly who know you ll have to READ with Jamie I also love love love all the tie ins to classic Sherlock This isn t a simple retelling There s a lot going on here, a lot of tangled history between the Watsons and Holmeses, that will appeal as much to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans as to BBC Sherlock fans as to good, old YA mystery thriller fans Because GET THIS Brittany Cavallaro is a Sherlockian Scholar with experience teaching detective fiction In short, this book is gonna leave you thoroughly Sherlocked flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 15, 2015 Jeff Zentner rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book had a long way to go to win me over I ve just never been than the most casual fan of the Sherlock Holmes character archetype I do like the Cumberbatch version Plus, hasn t this character been written about than any other in all literature Well, this book handily won me over and then some A lot, actually Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl I loved everything about this book The vo This book had a long way to go to win me over I ve just never been than the most casual fan of the Sherlock Holmes character archetype I do like the Cumberbatch version Plus, hasn t this character been written about than any other in all literature Well, this book handily won me over and then some A lot, actually Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl I loved everything about this book The voice is phenomenal The plot is gripping In a book with a plot and characters this great, I d easily forgive bad writing But guess what The writing is magnificent too One final item of note to write a character this brilliant at observation and deduction requires brilliant powers of observation and deduction This is surely the high wire act of any Holmes story, and Cavallaro performs it with backflips flag 32 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 13, 2018 jamieson rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, mystery, contemporary, 2018 reads, retelling, series, series to complete We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart this is one of those times I just wanna reiterate that a THREE STARS means I LIKED IT there is this weird thing here 3 stars bad This book isn t bad I liked it I just didn t REALLY like it, or love it But I had a lot of fun reading it, and I plan to continue the series I can see so much potential for this series, and these cha We weren t Sherlock Holmes and John Watson I was ok with that, I thought We had things they didn t, too Like electricity, and refrigerators And Mario Kart this is one of those times I just wanna reiterate that a THREE STARS means I LIKED IT there is this weird thing here 3 stars bad This book isn t bad I liked it I just didn t REALLY like it, or love it But I had a lot of fun reading it, and I plan to continue the series I can see so much potential for this series, and these characters But this book felt like too much set up for the next book A Study in Charlotte follows the great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes and the great grandson of John Watson In this world, Watson and Sherlock were real, and Arthur Conan Doyle was their benefactor who published the books Thus, the Sherlock, Watson and also Moriarty families all have living descendants who continue on the legacies of their famous forefathers We follow Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, who ve just started at a new boarding school together Despite getting off on a bad foot, the two are forced to work together after someone starts murdering student at their school in Holmes mystery esque ways and framing the two for it A voice cut through the blood roar Watson, Holmes shouted, at what sounded like an enormous distance, what the fuck do you think you re doing my favourite thing about this was the mystery I really liked how this mystery kept me on my toes Until the very end I had no idea which theory to believe and there is SO many red herrings and potential suspects I felt hopelessly lost The twist at the end got me SO good and I always love being surprised at the reveal in a mystery I also loved the modernisation of the story and the world building around the Sherlock Watson s It was really interesting how the families in these stories had status in the world and that people were kind of reverential about the characters It was super cool that the Moriarty s were also included and I liked that there was heaps of complex dynamics between each different family, with the Watsons Holmes Moriarty s all having these complicated relationships Finally, the relationship between Charlotte and Jamie specifically was really interesting There is much potential for growth here as the series progresses but it s a good start I liked that they started off badly together and then they re forced together No offence but the forced to work with someone you don t like until you inevitably end up liking them is a great trope She was altogether colorless and severe, and still she managed to be beautiful Not the way that girls are generally beautiful, but like the way a knife catches the light, makes you want to take it in your hands The modernisation was fun, I liked that it was set in a school setting and they had access to technology and information than the originals But it didn t really go far enough in my opinion and this is my major criticism So much of this series felt really similar to BBC Sherlock in terms of characterisation and plot Charlotte didn t really deviate much from Sherlock in terms of personality and that was really annoying It felt like they were The Same Person instead of related I felt like Cavallaro could have done so much with her character and made her a bit complex dynamic then she was Jamie had potential but it was kinda lost I felt like his character was both trying to be A Sweet Soft and also an Angry Violent it was confusing So much of his personality and thought process basically revolved around Charlotte and I wish he had characterisation that was unrelated to her I also felt like I had kind of seen so many things here before, in either Sherlock or Elementary Although the way the families were set up was fun, and unique, and it was cool to see these characters as teenagers, everything else felt a bit Done Before which was disappointing Finally, I really really wish this book had female characters Charlotte is the only one really and there s always this she s not like other girls thing going on which I HATEEE Like, she doesn t shop like the other girls, she doesn t gossip and she isn t silly and all that it s kinda vague but it s also There I didn t like it I was waiting for SOMONE else to be a girl, like one of the Moriarty s August or anyone but nope I think pitching this as a new take on Sherlock and then only making one 1 character a girl was kinda a wasted oppurtunity There s also pretty much no diversity which Sucks I wanted the two of us to be complicated together, to be difficult and engrossing and blindingly brilliant potential Despite some bumps in the first book I think this series has POTENTIAL The characters are set up in a way where I can see them as both individuals and a pair going through lots of character development Also, the outside characters introduced like Charlotte s brother Milo and the Moriarty brothers have LOTS of potential I like the direction this is going in The sequel looks like it ll be less insulated and focus on a much larger mystery which is already getting me hype.Overall I liked this book It didn t blow me away or have me madly racing to finish it or buying up the next books immediately but it was fun and enjoyable to read I really hope the potential I sense here pays off because if it does I can see myself loving the remainder of this series tw rape, murder, poisoning, violence, drug use, drug addiction, flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 11, 2018 Shaun Hutchinson rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved this I ve had this book on my shelf for a while but never got around to reading it The cover made me think it was for a slightly younger audience If I d known Anica Rissi had edited it, I would have definitely picked it up sooner Brittany Cavallaro s Sherlock and Watson may not tread a lot of new ground, but their story is still fresh and exciting I love that we re dealing with a whole family of Sherlocks and Watsons and Moriartys There s something really unique about that But for I loved this I ve had this book on my shelf for a while but never got around to reading it The cover made me think it was for a slightly younger audience If I d known Anica Rissi had edited it, I would have definitely picked it up sooner Brittany Cavallaro s Sherlock and Watson may not tread a lot of new ground, but their story is still fresh and exciting I love that we re dealing with a whole family of Sherlocks and Watsons and Moriartys There s something really unique about that But for me the best part of the book was the relationship between Sherlock and Watson The pure vulnerability that exists between them is quite lovely and very YA Not something we see in the BBC Sherlock I enjoyed this so much that I immediately bought the next two in the series I have seen a lot of reviews talking about how Charlotte lacks the charm of her other Sherlock counterparts, and I feel like I need to call BS on that right now Sherlock is an asshole, full stop Giving the character a pass when it s played by Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller because they re cute is ridiculous Just because they re charming doesn t make the character any less of an asshole And, frankly, Cavallaro writes Charlotte with far emotional vulnerability than any of the modern takes on Sherlock, so how about we stop giving passes to damaged, asshole men just because they re cute, and shitting on women playing similar roles Cool flag 31 likesLike see review Dec 30, 2015 Vanessa rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, young adult, unhauled books I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses When I first read this book, I LOVED IT I was in such an awe that when I read the sequel, a year later, I was totally disappointed by how messy that book The Last of August was It felt like a huge let down and so I unhauled it, discontinuing the series and pretending this first instalment to be a standalone But it doesn t make sense to keep a book whose characters will grow in a series you d I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses When I first read this book, I LOVED IT I was in such an awe that when I read the sequel, a year later, I was totally disappointed by how messy that book The Last of August was It felt like a huge let down and so I unhauled it, discontinuing the series and pretending this first instalment to be a standalone But it doesn t make sense to keep a book whose characters will grow in a series you don t have any interest in any, so I finally decided to unhaul this one too I re read the first two chapters, too, and I found myself not liking the writing and the characterisations the author gave to Jamie and Charlotte flag 28 likesLike see review Jul 28, 2017 Nina rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2017 The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes I m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes Not because I don t like him, but because I ve just never really been interested in him in the first place I must admit that, even though I ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, I ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven t gotten around to watching the TV show alt The two of us, we re the best kind of disaster Apples and oranges Well, like apples and machetes I m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes Not because I don t like him, but because I ve just never really been interested in him in the first place I must admit that, even though I ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, I ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven t gotten around to watching the TV show although my sister has been trying to get me to watch it for ages now.That s why it probably won t surprise you that I mainly bought A Study in Charlotte because of its cover while the synopsis was of minor importance though it certainly made me be interested in this book as well or else I would have still left it and its pretty cover at the book store I ve often before been disappointed by books I ve bought because of their covers, so I ve become a little wary of them by now And the fact that my first try to read this book ended with me putting it down again after about 80 pages and deciding not to continue reading it, didn t make things better at all.But I don t easily give up on books and had a feeling that I d just need to be in the right mood to be able to enjoy ASIC So, when this year s BookTubeAThon challenges were announced, I decided to read this book for the cover buy challenge and I don t regret my decision at all.Like I d expected, I really just needed to be in the right mood for this book because on the second attempt, I finished the entire novel in under 5 hours It s a very enjoyable book that is well written and I think I just needed to get past the first 100 pages to really get into it This time, I didn t feel like I d need to put the book down at some point because I just couldn t concentrate on the story Instead I really enjoyed it and was happy about it being such a quick read I also love that Holmes is portrayed by a teenage girl called Charlotte Holmes in this novel, even though she can be a little annoying at times But she is a Holmes through and through and at some points I felt the same way about Sherlock Holmes while watching the movies, so her nature perfectly fits the character she s supposed to portray in this Sherlock retelling.By the way, if you re wondering if you can read this book without having ever read or seen anything Sherlock Holmes related before, then I can assure you that it s not going to be a problem If you still want to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s books though and don t want to read any spoilers about them, you should not read this book because it does summarize some of the original books and tells you what has happened in them.All in all, it was a great book but in my opinion, it was still missing something There were lots of great parts in it but then again there were parts that were quite boring Towards the end I even felt like it got a little confusing because suddenly everything started being so fast paced and so much happened at once.I decided to give it 3 out of 5 stars and I think after reading this book, I ll now finally start watching Sherlock the TV show flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 27, 2015 Kali Wallace rated it it was amazing review of another edition I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE I adore mysteries, and I love Sherlock Holmes stories, but I wasn t sure what to expect Holmes adaptations can be a bit unpredictable, right So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle s stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration Best of all are the two m I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE I adore mysteries, and I love Sherlock Holmes stories, but I wasn t sure what to expect Holmes adaptations can be a bit unpredictable, right So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle s stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration Best of all are the two main characters, who are so incredibly darling I sort of want to steal them away and adopt them for my very own I know, I know They wouldn t like that very much This Holmes and this Watson aren t copies of their namesakes but they re not supposed to be They re both layered, flawed, and interesting, with their own baggage and their own issues Their friendship is rocky at times, terribly charming, and always complicated because they re complicated, and it all feels so very believable and real I loved watching them figure each other out just as much as they were figuring the mystery out flag 26 likesLike see review Oct 29, 2015 alexandra ling rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2015, harpercollins when i heard this was going to be a SHERLOCK retelling, i surly exploded with excitement ASIC did not disappoint the plot is beautifully thought out, bringing concepts from the original story and also adding its own originalityever, i think this story had the potential to be i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can t pinpoint what it precisely is it might ve been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.other when i heard this was going to be a SHERLOCK retelling, i surly exploded with excitement ASIC did not disappoint the plot is beautifully thought out, bringing concepts from the original story and also adding its own originalityever, i think this story had the potential to be i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can t pinpoint what it precisely is it might ve been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.other than that THING i can t pinpoint, i truly enjoyed this novel additionally to the interesting plot, our main characters are unique and snarky the writing flows nicely and it made me feel like i was solving crimes with sherlock and holmes overall, this is a fantastic debut brittany cavallaro creates original and yet familiar characters that draw out a mysterious and wonderful storyline flag 26 likesLike see review Jun 15, 2018 Brithanie Faith added it review of another edition Shelves d n f DNFing at 23 24% I may give this one another go later on down the road, but for now I m really not feeling this I enjoyed the first few chapters enough, however, I ve been trying to read the last chapter for a day and a half now, so I think it s time to quit it flag 26 likesLike see review May 26, 2018 Sharon rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2 and a half stars, mystery, ya A girl who is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes, I mean, how can I resist Hhmm We have a Holmes who is a very flawed human being Not to say that Sherlock Holmes was perfect He wasn t But he felt pretty damn invincible to me most of the times.Charlotte Holmes is human I don t think that s a bad thing In fact, I like that we are exploring her flaws and her vulnerable side Especially since she is only a teenager, so it makes sense to see her struggle and mature Still, I can t help but A girl who is a descendant of Sherlock Holmes, I mean, how can I resist Hhmm We have a Holmes who is a very flawed human being Not to say that Sherlock Holmes was perfect He wasn t But he felt pretty damn invincible to me most of the times.Charlotte Holmes is human I don t think that s a bad thing In fact, I like that we are exploring her flaws and her vulnerable side Especially since she is only a teenager, so it makes sense to see her struggle and mature Still, I can t help but feel disappointed overall because her character feels just a bit too sappy for my taste Don t get me wrong She doesn t need to be invincible, but I want her to feel suave and competent I was expecting a cool, collected badass female detective And if she has a vulnerable side on that of that, all the better for depth in her character Like what I said, I don t mind her having a vulnerable side and flaws, but I wanted to feel enchanted and mesmerized by her character even with all of that She can cry, she can be vulnerable, she can blush, she can be imperfect, as we saw in this book, which I m OK with, but it accumulated into too much sappiness that overpowers the charm and power aspect She just doesn t quite have the spark that I usually would feel for Sherlock She isn t supposed to be a replica for Sherlock, as she is a descendant and not just a female Sherlock, so I don t expect her character to be exactly like his I just would have wanted something different, for my personal preference If I m being contradictory, it s because I m confused too I like certain aspects of Charlotte and her vulnerabilities but some parts of it I don t like So with spoilers view spoiler She is flawed because 1 She lets drugs get in the way of her competency and detective skills This flaw is not a surprising one and something we have seen in Sherlock before, and I actually appreciate it being explored here Her drug addiction is taken rather seriously, and I like that we can see her genuinely struggle with it.2 Because she fell in love with a certain character and he rejected her and didn t take her love seriously, she ruined his life called the cops on him and making him get kicked out of Oxford, and he lost what was supposed to be a promising future all because she had a crush on himAlso, this is not a flaw but a plot point, but I think it hurt me too much that Charlotte was raped by a boy while being drugged And to make it worse, the culprit of the book was the one who orchestrated it to get that boy to rape her Damn this is just too much to take I m not saying this impacts my opinion of her character I don t blame this on her I just really hate this happened and hate that the plot went in this direction because this is against my own personal preference And for that matter, I don t really care for the murderer reveal It was sick, for sure And I didn t suspect it but not a particularly clever discovery either But idk I wasn t feeling it hide spoiler Now, as for Jamie Watson He s adorable He s a teenage boy who craves to be a partner in crime for a Holmes I find the concept of the plot very fun and intriguing with him meeting a descendant of Sherlock Holmes And because he is a descendant of Watson, he feels a natural inclination to be friends with Holmes It s interesting that we have 2 long lines of descendants of Holmes and Watsons and there are certain expectations for these 2 teenagers Their friendship is cute And do I ship it Of course, duh, how can I not There s something magical about the relationship and strong bond between Holmes and Watson Always And of course, I like the just friends concept too, but in this, it is interesting to see it dips towards the romantic area I don t know how that is going to work out because I just can t quite grasp a truly romanticized Holmes and Watson It might get TOO sappy, which can be a problem depending on how the author plays this later on BUT still, I do want them to be together in this particular retelling, and I can t wait to see how the author will develop this in later books.I also find the side plot with him and his estranged father interesting view spoiler I m glad to see their relationship moving forward And with Jamie meeting his step family at last hide spoiler I actually really love how the epilogue was structured It is nice to see Charlotte s perspective after getting Jamie s perspective for the whole of the book Her reveals are very interesting, and makes me certain scenes characters in a different light based on her view.So, overall, I don t know how I feel about this book I don t love or hate it I think I m feeling ambivalent, so 2.5 stars I like the concept of the book with the teenage descendants of Holmes and Watson, and I m excited that this an ongoing mystery series However, I don t love everything about the characters and plot points I will definitely read the later books, and see how things might develop.Things that you might want to know WARNING Spoilers below Happy satisfying ending view spoiler Generally happy but cliffhanger, not the last book though hide spoiler Love triangle Cheating Angst level Other things to note view spoiler No but a girl was interested in Jamie and he thought her pretty and kinda wanted to dance with her, but he rejected her And Charlotte was in love with a boy prior to the events of this book No cheating Medium angst hide spoiler Tears worthy view spoiler No, but can have rather depressing things hide spoiler Humor view spoiler Not quite, but there is bantering hide spoiler Favorite scenes view spoiler When Charlotte and Jamie are talking about Jamie s family, and they meet his dad for the first When they go to Jamie s dad s house the 1st and 2nd times With the food And meeting kids and dogs The epilogue hide spoiler What age level would be appropriate view spoiler Mature 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