A Study in Charlotte by Brittany CavallaroA Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte

byBrittany Cavallaro

Hardcover | March 1, 2016

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The first book in a witty, suspenseful new trilogy about a brilliant new crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This clever page-turner will appeal to fans of Maureen Johnson and Ally Carter.

Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, their great-great-great-grandfathers are one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte is no exception. She’s inherited Sherlock’s volatility and some of his vices—and when Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same Connecticut boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she’s not looking for friends.

But when a student they both have a history with dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

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Title:A Study in CharlotteFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062398903

ISBN - 13:9780062398901

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED It! Such a great reimagination of the classic duo! Charlotte and Jamie are unforgettable and so loveable. Best YA novel I've read this year.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book of 2016! If you're a fan of the Sherlock stories, you'll get an absolute kick out of A Study in Charlotte. Told from Watson's perspective (just like Doyle's stories were!), we follow two British teens in a Connecticut boarding school, trying to solve a murder that someone is pinning on them. This was the first book in a long time that had me staying up until 1am in a race to get to the end. Highly recommend you read this, and then grab the sequel, The Last of August!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mystery! I love this retelling of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories! You can see through the pages that Charlotte has the classic Holme deductive talent, but she's still trying to get a hold of solving mysteries. The relationship between Charlotte and Jamie is clear to see, and I loved their whole dynamic. The story itself incorporated mysteries from original Holmes stories, which was fun! The only thing I wasn't fond of were the CRAZY LONG CHAPTERS. This is just a personal preference though.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Study You Want to Read! I don't think I've ever read something quite like A Study in Charlotte. It was riveting. I highly recommend watching the book trailer because I did that just before I started reading the book and it added that much more interest and excitement to my experience. I trust Sherlock Holmes and John Watson need no explanation. In A Study in Charlotte, we follow their descendants, Charlotte and James, as they put their genetics and training to work and solve a murder case. One where they've been implicated as the killers. Their investigation had its ups and downs and just when things couldn't seem bleaker, new and personal discoveries propel them forward again. The pacing was excellent. The plot was engrossing. I had a burning need to just know. The gender flip of Holmes was fabulous. I loved it. For anyone who knows Sherlock, you'd know he pretty much lives in his own world and moves at his own pace (a very fast one). Charlotte was no different. She's intelligent, logical and methodical. Having such a family name she's pushed to train at a very young age. But with that she seems to have lost her innocence. Dark secrets plague her and I couldn't keep my jaw from dropping when I heard of some of her transgressions. Do I feel bad for her or do I feel angry towards her? Really, I couldn't decide. Charlotte can be fun and sarcastically witty when she chooses to be. So it killed me to see her having to put on a brave face in situations where any normal teen girl would've just broken down. James Watson wasn't smart but he was an open-book. A little impulsive and slightly nutty in the mental department, he offset Charlotte well. Unlike her, he grew up relatively normally. Sure he had some father issues but it didn't affect his caring nature. He was honest, loyal- the best partner in crime anyone could ask for. Not to mention despite his confusion and hurt, he always had Charlotte's best interest at heart. Oh and his dad has some of the best reactions in the book. So comical~ While the focus of the story was on Holmes and Watson's friendship I couldn't help cheering for more. I thought it might be weird seeing as they're Holmes and Watson but some scenes between them were surprisingly gentle and sweet. No matter how ugly the past was or that it's catching up, they have each other. Though it may be complicated the possibilities were there. Let's just say I definitely see the room for more ;) The Sherringford murder case was expertly and in some ways extravagantly solved. A good old chase, some powerful explosion and deadly poisoning could not stop this duo. It's obvious the danger is far from over but I say bring it on because they're Holmes and Watson!
Date published: 2016-03-11

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“Fans of television’s Elementary and Sherlock will avidly devour this book...a joyous excuse to watch one of the literary world’s most beloved pairings come together.”