Non Review ~ The Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Posted January 30, 2016 by Michelle in DNF, Review / 24 Comments

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.

Non Review ~ The Study in Charlotte by Brittany CavallaroA 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
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.
Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.
Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

My Non-Review:

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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24 responses to “Non Review ~ The Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

  1. Oh too bad! I can see why the forced relationship just felt a bit much. I’m a little worried about that as well without even reading the book! I’m planning on doing a library loan on this one. It has the potential to be great but I’m not all in with the concept.
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  2. Aw, that’s too bad, I’m sorry it didn’t do what you wanted! That’s always disappointing when you’ve been looking forward to it and it just doesn’t deliver. Hopefully your next read will be great!
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  3. I am so bummed that you didn’t like this one because I have it to review soon and I wan’t to love it! Sighs, maybe I will like it and the things that bothered you will not bother me as I have been forewarned. I know Lexie liked it so now I have a yea and a nay review…lol. So I am prepared! 🙂
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    • I totally wouldn’t go by me, I just didn’t get their relationship but you might. I look forward to your review. It’s fun to read reviews that might be opposite to what you think. 🙂

    • It was a weird forced like it didn’t make sense to me. I think my taste in YA is changing might have to stay away from the YA romance for a bit.

    • I just couldn’t get passed how forced it was. It distracted me from the story. I just didn’t understand it. Sorry your book wasn’t as good but it least for both of us it’s one book off our TBR.