The Last of August by Brittany CavallaroThe Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

The Last of August

byBrittany Cavallaro

Hardcover | February 14, 2017

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

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

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

Title:The Last of AugustFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062398946

ISBN - 13:9780062398949


Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have so many mixed feelings when it comes to this series. These are thin books and shouldn't take me long to finish, but man I had to power through the first third of this book just to get to a part that didn't frustrate the hell out of me. I considered putting it down and just abandoning it altogether but I didn't, and I'm glad... I think? I also think I might not be smart enough to fully get what's going on? I'm still not a fan of Charlotte Holmes. Again, I understand she's going through some major shit, and she grew up in a toxic household, but she's secretive to the point where I don't understand the effort Jamie is putting into this relationship (in any capacity). He's constantly left in the dark and made to feel like a complete idiot half the time. Not to mention her family is HELLA toxic. I agree with all the characters telling him to gtfo to save his life. I definitely liked the few chapters that Charlotte narrated, probably because for once I was being filled in on what was actually happening. The last third or so of the story was much more intense and moved along quicker, finishing in a wtf ending that left me with no clue about the final book in the trilogy.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Last of August A great sequel to the first novel. Cavallaro did not disappoint me.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first one! I can`t wait for the third book!
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Sequel Not quite as great as the first novel in the series, but if you've come to like the leads, it's worth a read! I will definitely be continuing the series!
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I like this series, but it doesn't really do a fantastic job of carrying the spirit of Sherlock Holmes into a new YA format. It keeps the stuff I'm not really fond of - really unlikeable characters, to start with - and doesn't quite hit the stuff that makes Sherlock Holmes worth reading - the shocking twists and unforeseeable truths, for example. I enjoyed this, mostly, but as very much its own thing - the original source material is not very well represented, in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I have been waiting for this novel ever since I finished reading A Study in Charlotte. The author does not disappoint with this new story and the ending adds a great finishing touch.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sequel we deserved If you haven't yet read "A Study in Charlotte," go start there (you won't regret it), but consider ordering "The Last of August" at the same time so you can hop straight to the sequel! Cavallaro gives us a new mystery to solve with Holmes and Watson, and we get the chance to learn more about characters we've only gotten whispers of before. And the ending. You're going to have a lot of feelings about the ending.
Date published: 2017-02-19

Editorial Reviews

“Debut author Cavallaro brings Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuths (or their distant relatives, anyway) into the 21st century, casting Holmes as a brilliant young woman and Watson, who narrates, as her admirer and accomplice...An involving murder mystery, and a promising start to a planned trilogy.”