I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on March 1st 2016
Genres: Classic Retelling, Murder Mystery, Mysteries & Detective Stories, YA
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.
Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.
Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
This is going to be a very quick review since I DNF’d this book at 16%. I was excited about this book but I just felt like everything was happening to fast and the relationship between Charlotte and James was super forced. I didn’t want the book to drag but I would have liked to have a little more build than it did. I couldn’t get passed the entire forced together because they are related to Sherlock and Watson. I felt it was missing so much beginning. I know this was probably more me than the book so I wouldn’t say don’t give it a try but it really just didn’t work for me.
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