- Title: A Study in Charlotte
- Author: Brittany Cavallaro
- ISBN: 9780062398901
- Page: 475
- Format: Hardcover
The last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From everThe last thing Jamie 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 great great great granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock s genius but also his volatile temperament From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.From the moment they meet, there s a tense energy between them, and they seem destined to be rivals than anything else But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.
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2 1/2 stars. This was fun in parts, but it really didn't do for me what it seems to be doing for a lot of readers and critics.A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern-day college campus. In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson's literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some co [...]
This was tons of fun! I’m a Sherlock fan, but not a super fan by any means. I’ve watched the BBC show and know the basics about the story but I’ve never actually read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales (though I plan to!) So with my knowledge of Sherlock in mind, I thought this was an excellent tribute. Watson was just as I’d imagine him, and Sherlock was fascinating, as per usual. Together the pair made an incredible power couple. This has some hints of romance that I thought would annoy [...]
I'm a massive fan of Sherlock. ALL THE SHERLOCK. TV shows, movies, and I've read some of the actual books too despite being terrified of classics (go me!!) I basically went into A Study in Charlotte like an abnormally excited goose waiting for glory. Iwas disappointed. The book wasn't bad, pfft, don't get me wrong. The book is fine. But I felt meh a lot and there were a lot of things that made me squint.Let's get the squinty things out the way first:• In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle DID w [...]
Full review postedMy heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book.- THIS. BOOK. IS. BLOODY. BRILLIANT. For a number of reasons - Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you’ve always needed- You got a snarky know-it-all girl- You got a nerdy precious boy- WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE????- So after a murder took place on school [...]
Quick-Fire Review: I don't know what's more alluring, the cover or the synopsis. I especially admired the book's ties to the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and was wildly impressed by how fluid and natural the connections were between the two. This book balances the line between paying homage to Holmes mysteries and also being fresh and original. A Study in Charlotte brings a thrilling plot, spot-on characterization, whip-smart writing, and a puzzling mystery that will keep you guessing until the ver [...]
I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it becauseFirst of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters. Despite shipping BBC's Sherlock and John (because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin?), I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the auth [...]
Good but not great. Really big fan of Sherlock Holmes, so I was super excited to read this book. It was interesting and not a bad read but it didn't necessarily blow me away. Soo yup, sticking with 3 stars on this one.
I was well and truly Sherlocked before picking up this book--which I did with both hope and trepidation. You see, those of us who love the Sherlock world always want more. And there's a limited supply. Or, to qualify that statement: a limited supply of quality additions to the oeuvre. (Do you like that word, "oeuvre"? I hope so. I feel it is a very Sherlock word.)I'll cut to the verdict: YES!!! PARTY AT 221-B! Because Sherlock is back-- in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly W [...]
DNF at about 50%*This review contains spoilers*I am going to lay this book aside for now. Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner's Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else. At least partly The Winner's kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned - abruptly - into something dark with serious issues, which weren't handled properly in my opinion. What [...]
So I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. It reminded me a lot of the sort of books I enjoyed when I was younger and gave me a BBC Sherlock meets Veronica Mars sort of vibe. The writing style also pleasantly surprised me because I expected it to be a lot more elementary than it was. I really liked both Charlotte and Jamie as characters. The only thing I found a bit cheesy was the whole being related to the original Sherlock and Holmes; it was a little too "Disney Descendants" for me. Ot [...]
This book is so amazing!
I WOULD give a disclaimer that Brittany Cavallaro is a friend of mine, but the fact is, our friendship really blossomed AFTER I read this book. As in, I read this book and was like, "How do I make you mine, Brittany Cavallaro? I want to live in your beautiful brain."I really don't know where to start. How about with the writing? Absolutely gorgeous. Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows. Her sentences aren't "purple" or overwrought, but they do shine. Her [...]
2.5 stars(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“We’re being toyed with,” I said. “But why would he want us to know he’s after us?”If I didn’t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this. Firstly, I’ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I’m not even going to go there.I didn’t really like the charact [...]
This book had a long way to go to win me over. I've just never been more than the most casual fan of the Sherlock Holmes character/archetype (I do like the Cumberbatch version). Plus, hasn't this character been written about more than any other in all literature? Well, this book handily won me over and then some. A lot, actually. Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl? I loved everything about this book. The vo [...]
Well, this was utterly ridiculous as far as mysteries go. And also ham-handed in its handling of both rape and drug use.
“I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses.”4.5 stars • This was my most anticipated book of 2016 and IT DIDN'T LET ME DOWN. Gosh, I loved it! It was so damn cute! I couldn't stop reading, it seriously was terrible not to proceed with it for the whole day due to studying. Otherwise, I would've finished this way sooner.Okay, now I'm gonna follow an order and shut down my exploding feels /for once/I'm gonna start by saying that, regardin [...]
OH MAN THIS BOOK IS SO GOODRIOUSLY EVERYONE GET THEIR HANDS ON A COPY IT'S SO FREAKING GOOD.Honestly, I'm kind of a sucker for anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, but I couldn't even help but love this absolutely fabulous sort-of-SH-retelling. Why sort-of retelling? Because it's set in an alternate world where Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were real people; and our two main characters are descendants of that famous duo.The straight main act of Watson is the perfect temper to Holmes' sharp wit [...]
when i heard this was going to be a SHERLOCK retelling, i surly exploded with excitement. ASIC did not disappoint. the plot is beautifully thought out, bringing concepts from the original story and also adding its own originalityever, i think this story had the potential to be more. i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can't pinpoint what it precisely is. it might've been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste. the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.other tha [...]
I loved this book SO FREAKING MUCH! I didn't know what to expect but it certainly wasn't that. I thought it was a retelling and it was and wasn't. Charlotte and Jamie are wonderful. I can't wait for book two!If you like Sherlock, either the books, shows or movies, ANY SHERLOCK. THIS IS FOR YOU!
“The two of us, we're the best kind of disaster. Apples and oranges. Well, more like apples and machetes.” I’m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes. Not because I don’t like him, but because I’ve just never really been interested in him in the first place. I must admit that, even though I’ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, I’ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven’t gotten around to watching [...]
I absolutely loved this book!I thought I would like it, I thought it would be interesting, but I didn't expect to love it as much as I do.In a way, I wish I had not read it yet, because now I want to binge on the entire series.But there is no series yet just this one book!This was so well written, and the story was so good, I absolutely loved it!
I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE. I adore mysteries, and I love Sherlock Holmes stories, but I wasn't sure what to expect--Holmes adaptations can be a bit unpredictable, right? So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration. Best of all are the two m [...]
I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses. *flappy hands*Hands down, the best Holmes and Watsonaptation?I've ever had the pleasure of reading. By turns amusing, dark, cute, heartbreaking, and fun as hell. OF COURSE, there's a riveting mystery here (murder most foul at a prep school), but the real meat of the novel is the partnership and growing friendship between this Watson (Jamie, an honorable, rugby-playing stalwart, as usual) and this Ho [...]
I listened to this on audio after a good friend said she needed me to jump into this series so she could rant with me about the feels, and oh my gosh, I’m so glad I did. I especially like that the Holmes character, Charlotte, is a teenage girl in this rendition. A great, plot driven novel with a touch of romance was exactly what I was looking for to kick off my summer, and this book delivered.-Amanda Kay Oaksfrom The Best Books We Read In May 2017: bookriot/2017/06/02/riot-
This year I've started reading a lot more Sherlock inspired YA books, and when I found out about this debut, I preordered it ASAP.In A Study in Charlotte, the descendants of the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are both students at the prestigious Sherringford school in Connecticut. Jamie Watson has been sent there on scholarship, and he knows that Charlotte Holmes is also a student. He wants to meet her, but also knows about her reputation for being aloof and unpredictable - just like her f [...]
I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, so I this book had large shoes to fill for me. And it exceeded my expectations! I loved this book! Brittany Cavallaro weaves a detailed contemporary world with complex characters and a scintillating mystery into a completely fresh take on the classic duo of Sherlock and Holmes. I LOVED that Sherlock was a girl--Charlotte (although she is a descendant of the true Sherlock)! And even more brilliant was how we come to know Charlotte through Watson's point of view. Ch [...]
We've seen all kinds of permutations of the Holmes-Watson- Moriarty trio in YA over the past few years, from Lock & Mori, which has a guy Sherlock and a female Moriarty, to Every Breath, with a Sherlock-inspired crime solving teen couple, to this book, which features Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson.A Study in Charlotte did something interesting/contradictory, which was to acknowledge the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories in the text and also have the main characters be descendants of the "rea [...]
"We weren't Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I was okay with that, I thought. We had things they didn't, too. Like electricity, and refrigerator. And Mario Kart."I feel so torn about this rating. I was so very excited about this book when I marked it as to read almost a year ago. I love Sherlock Holmes, I love the movie adaptations, I love the characters inspired by him and I am a sucker for the BBC series (you're invited over for a marathon any time you like!). This book though felt like it nee [...]
Pelo menos uma vez por semana me dá uma saudadeszinha de Veronica Mars, de ver uma teen espertalhona desvendando mistérios no colégioAí que durante o meu episódio semanal de saudades me surgiu pelo caminho A Study in Charlotte.Eu não sou das maiores fãs de Sherlock Holmes (não tem nenhum motivo, só não é muito a minha praia mesmo), mas resolvi dar uma chance para essa releitura teen onde Sherlock é o parente distante da nossa heroína Charlotte, que assim como seu ta-ta-tara-vô é i [...]
APPARENTLY i wrote a review of this? and literally never uploaded it here so: HERE'S THE REVIEW!! or, if it strikes your fancy, click here!---I'm so glad I spontaneously picked this book up! It was a nice mystery and featured a great cast of characters that I can't wait to see more of.James Watsom is sent to Sherringford on a rugby scholarship. There, he meets Charlotte Holmes--a girl he's admired for most of his life. Both of them are the descendents ofof the famous detective duo. Despite the [...]
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