Young Adult, Mystery and Contemporary
“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 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 more 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.”
Charlotte: I didn’t like Charlotte at the beginning of the book, to me it felt like the author was trying very hard to make her like Sherlock. I don’t mind it if a character who is a descendent from Sherlock, is like him, but that was just it. There was at the beginning nothing that made Charlotte, Charlotte. That did happen towards the end.
Jamie: I am pretty neutral about Jamie. He is a good character and he reacts the way other people would in the situations he was in. I didn’t like the idea of him being in love with Charlotte. I would rather have them being great friends than being a couple.
I wasn’t that interested while reading the first half of the book. I wasn’t really connecting with the characters and mostly I was annoyed by Charlotte. But when we got closer to the end, I was starting to enjoy it more, the plot was picking up and Charlotte was turning into her own character.
As the story was continuing on I got more and more interested in who the culprit was. The ending wrapped everything nicely up about the case and set a beginning for the next book without leaving anything unanswered just for the sake of making a sequel. Of course I have some questions, but it only seems logical to me that they would be answered in the next two books, since those questions came because of the ending.
I did overall enjoy reading this story, the beginning was slow but I am glad that I continued. This is not the best first book in a series, but it was enjoyable. I will be continuing on with this trilogy, just not right away. I do hope to get the second book (which is already out), by the end of this year.
Overall rating: 3 stars
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