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I started reading this book with much interest based on the blurb that was given. Into t*ARC kindly provided by Harper Teen thru Edelweiss for review*
I started reading this book with much interest based on the blurb that was given. Into the first few chapters on the story, the interest is still there but as the story goes on I find myself getting slower and slower into reading it. I find myself actually getting bored. The flow of the story was slow. It was full of Frannie’s random train of thoughts aside from just getting in to the story.
I like Tru and his interesting personality. He’s Gay. And his character is the type that looks like nothing can faze him and he does not care what other might think of him. But it’s all a defense mechanism for him. Frannie on the other hand became Tru’s puppy since her arrived. Frannie was also nice in her own way but I did not really get attached on her character.
I was expecting a lot more but get lesser of it. It could’ve been an amazing story because the idea is there but it just felt overall flat for me. ...more
I picked this one up because I feel so stressed out that I find myself craving for some new-adult read. I wanted to feel and read a certain type ofkilI picked this one up because I feel so stressed out that I find myself craving for some new-adult read. I wanted to feel and read a certain type ofkilig that new adult stories give.
Echo and Kingston's story was short and fun. The story was okay however it feels that some parts are too forced and there are a lot of misconnections. The revelation lacks on giving the surprise and suspenseful feels to me as a reader.
If you're looking for a fast and interesting NA to read you could pick this one up....more
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Some Kind of Happiness is my first MG book and I am so happily surprised by how much*ARC kindly provided by author for review* *Full Review to follow*
Some Kind of Happiness is my first MG book and I am so happily surprised by how much this book made an impact on me. I love how the story was told - simple yet deep. The main topic was a direct shot to the heart. I love How refreshing it is to read a story told in the POV of a 11-year old. Plus, I love the setting and the characters! ...more
My fascination with Sherlock and Watson started when one of my friends suggested for me to watch the Sherlock BBC Series. 1st episode of the 1st seasoMy fascination with Sherlock and Watson started when one of my friends suggested for me to watch the Sherlock BBC Series. 1st episode of the 1st season and I’m immediately hooked. With that, it was no surprise that when a YA book retelling of Sherlock and Watson is to be released I find myself making grabby hands for it immediately.
I actually don’t know what I’m getting into when I started reading this book. The first few pages actually felt slow but when the murder happened and one thing led to another, I’m immediately sucked into the story.
“My family’s business was never in maintaining mysteries. It’s in unraveling them.”
That’s how James started on his new school; Unraveling a murder with the infamous descendant of Sherlock Holmes - Charlotte Holmes. Charlotte Holmes and James Watson find themselves being framed for murders; Murders that are re-creation of old Sherlock murders as well.
This is the most interesting part of the story for me, the re-creation of old murders, but I did find myself a bit lost in the middle of it since I was not able to read the original stories. But what I like about it is the youngish twist the author has given to the story. It was deep as there are abuses and death involved at the same time it suites for the age and environment of the story itself.
Holmes and Watson are shadows of their ancestors. Charlotte is aloof, stoic, mysterious and quite weird. But along the way we learned that this is how she was trained growing up as a Holmes. As the story progress, we see Charlotte out of her shell – she got pressured and scared. She’s still your typical high-school girl despite having the last name and holding the reputation of being a Holmes. James on the other hand is just like the Watson with Sherlock. He’s the side kick. But in here, I find James’ character so flat. He’s been supportive with Charlotte from the start but as Charlotte’s character quite develops he was left behind.
The chemistry and the dynamics between these two main characters are there but the romance part between them for me in unnecessary. There are times that the romance feels forced. The romance part as well covered the mystery part of the story which should be the main aspect of the story. I wanted these two to simply be best friends.
Another thing is, the story was narrated by Watson. As I‘ve mentioned I find his character flat, so reading from his narrative can be quite flat at times as well. I wanted to read what‘s on Sherlock’s mind. His deductions and such. I guess, the story told on her POV or even in alternated POV will be much more enjoyable.
Though it took me sometime to finish A Study in Charlotte, being a Sherlock Holmes fan I did enjoy it. It was well written and well-researched. The book fulfilled me but it still left me quite wanting for more. I’m excited to read more about these two. This is a unique YA adaptation to the classic Sherlock Holmes series. So if you love Sherlock and Watson, give this one a try....more