The Last Of August by Brittany CavallaroThe Last Of August by Brittany Cavallaro

The Last Of August

byBrittany Cavallaro

Paperback | February 6, 2018

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In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes series, 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.

Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is 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...
Title:The Last Of AugustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062398954

ISBN - 13:9780062398956


Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't know how to feel This series started out pretty strong with the first book, but I feel like the ball was dropped a bit on this one. I'm an avid reader, and a huge consumer of YA, but this one was a bit of a struggle for me to finish. It just seemed to strange around every turn. The action when compared to the first book seemed contrived and misplaced, the characters did complete 180 flips on their personalities, and there were just so many weird elements to it. The whole romance was just... weird and totally forced, but to make it worse, as soon as anything starts happening with it, the author almost makes you feel bad for investing in it. But the weirdest part is, I still kind of liked the book. I don't know why. Maybe it's Jamie, maybe it's me clinging onto my love of BBC Sherlock too hard.
Date published: 2018-06-19
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: 2017-11-09

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.”