Title: A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: March 1, 2016
Pages: 336 pages
You’ve never seen Watson and Holmes like this before.
A Study in Charlotte was told in James Watson’s point of view. It all started when he received a scholarship to play rugby for Sherringford, a school in Connecticut filled with rich kids who use summer as a verb (eg. She summers in Italy). It is also filled with spoiled, rich brats who use daddy and mommy’s money for drugs or buy anything their heart desires.
It is also the school where Charlotte Holmes goes to.
Charlotte Holmes and James Watson are descendants of, you guessed it, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Charlotte inherited Sherlock’s temperament, quick wits, razor tongue, and his use of drugs. James also has Dr. Watson’s characteristics especially being a good friend to Charlotte.
I’m trying to keep my reviews spoiler free so I am going to keep this short.
Holmes and Watson can never seem to catch a break. Can Holmes solve this case? Will Watson make it out alive?
Have you ever bought a book purely because of its cover? Well, this book is definitely an example of that. I absolutely adore the color scheme of the book which boasts a beautiful shade of coral and a couple shades of blue.
I must admit that my Sherlock Holmes knowledge is not up to par. However, the author did a great job in making sure that no reader is left behind. She explains the copycat’s actions by telling the reader the story behind it (a story within a story = mind blown). Like every predictable antagonist, the author made sure the reader in the end knows how the antagonist did the crime and of course, who the accomplice is.
Overall, I absolutely liked A Study in Charlotte especially because Holmes and Watson’s relationship is very similar to Sherlock and Dr. Watson’s. I admire Charlotte on how smart she is in deducing the crime (even if it took awhile) because I know I would never be able to have solved the mystery. I even liked her more because the epilogue is written by her.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars