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.
A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Retellings, Fiction
Goodreads rating: 4.01 Stars
My Rating: 4.5 stars
This was one of my most anticipated books this year and I wasn't disappointed at all. I never watched the Sherlock movies or the show, and I only read like two stories. This is my first time reading a retelling of Sherlock Holmes. Okay, after that introduction let's start the review.
Jamie Watson, the great, great, great grandson of Dr. Watson, is attending Sherringford Prep in Connecticut on a rugby scholarship. He heard about Charlotte Holmes, but never meet her until the weekend annual poker game that she hosts.
That was the first time they meet, the second time they meet was after the death of Lee Dobson. Where they find out they are being framed for his murder. The mystery was awesome, like I thought I knew who did it, but nope, I was completely wrong. And the reason behind it too, mmm, it was so good.
Characters, can't really say I have a favorite. There was character development and I liked them, but they didn't really stick with me. Well besides one and he was metioned a lot and I hope we get to see him or know more about him in the next book.
Me not attaching fully to the characters was why this isn't a five star for me. Like I was sympathetic to what they were going to, but I didn't feel that umph just yet. I hoping if I re-read it I would.
All in all I really enjoyed this a lot and I can't for the next book in the series to see what happens next.