You know their names. Now discover their beginnings.
Mori’s abusive father is behind bars…and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on he ...more
Lock & Mori was one of my favourite books this year, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on book 2. When the opportunity came up to be a part of the blog tour, I jumped at the chance, so thank you Hannah, and the team at Simon & Schuster!
After the ending of Lock & Mori, Mori is now feeling somewhat safe. Her father has been arrested, and she and her younger brothers are safe from his abuse. How ...more
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
“I don’t know. Am I afraid of what you might be? Or am I afraid of what I know for certain I would be without the constraints of law?” He looked me straight in the eyes and asked, “Am I more afraid of you or myself?”
I don't know where I stand with this book and the whole series. From one side, it is quite an interesting Sherlock Holmes retelling where Mcs are Holmes and Moriarty. And as well as we know, Moriarty is Holmes's nemesis. So I definitely thought it's ingenious
TW: CHILD ABUSE, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Another amazing book by Heather W. Petty, and a worthy sequel at that!
We get right back to where we left: Mori's father is behind bars and she's trying to piece her life back together.
Her mother's friend, Alice, comes to stay so the kids don't have to be put in the system, as we were given to hope in the last book.
Sherlock is trying very hard to patch up his relationship with Mori after the events from the last book and their relationship is super cute ...more
This was captivating and interesting. Idk why I just couldn't put it down. It wasn't the best book with blow-you-away mystery.
I was surprised at how good this turned to be. Maybe I had low expectations when I started it bcs of the first book? However, this was lot better than the first. The romance was complicated b/w the characters but I liked it. I ...more
I found Mori's single minded pursuit of loneliness and becoming a villain underwhelming and not very intelligent of her. She's in kind of a tough spot by the end of the book, but you'd think that by now she'd understand that she can trust Sherlock to help her save herself?
This was just a frustrating read. I'd started this series hoping for a new look at the relationship between Sherlock and Moriarty other than (good/e ...more
However, just like the first book this book was an amazing rol ...more
I'm still reading this series even though I suspect it's going to end unhappily. Why do I do that? I felt a slight hope at the end of the first book, but I don't feel that upon finishing this one.
Mori frustrated me throughout the book; it's like she was determined to sabotage herself. I understand she didn't trust the police because of their camaraderie with her father. But running from crime scene after crime scene? She knew they'd discover the crimes and find evidence of her there, a ...more
Like the first book, the strongest aspects are Mori’s internal conflict and the fraught relationship between Mori and Lock. We’re on a journey that’s supposed to end with Moriarty becoming a supervillain, so the author does a good job of taking a ba ...more
1 thing that I did like was that that author really did a lot with the characters thoughts and emotio ...more
This book feels so much more richer and complex to me than a lot of other YA books that I've read lately. I really liked how so much of the character development and plot growth was woven into the storyline as way of showing the reader another layer of the story and showing the ways/reasons why "Mori" could turn "evil" later on(I'm almost positive that "M ...more
Book 2 in the re-telling of Sherlock and Moriarty. This book is definitely dependent on book #1 for full comprehension and appreciation of plot. If you are going to read this book, you need to read the 1st book beforehand.
I want to love this series, but Mori gets on my nerves soooooo badly!!!!!! She’s a genius and a mastermind, but she keeps making choices that have me shaking my head and wanting to yell at her through my Kindle!!! Yes, she is young. I get that. However, she wants ...more
Trigger Warnings: Violence, Abuse
Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one, I did still really like it. This is a good continuation of the series. We pick up a little bit after where the last book left off.
My main complaint with this book is that it took over 100 pages into the book for what was being teased from the end of the last book to happen. I feel like the story could have gone better if it had happened e ...more
I don't even know how to rate this one! Lock and Mori, her especially, are really compelling characters but I just felt so frustrated! The developments make sense, it all checks out for me and its written really well, but sometimes my enjoyment is compromised when it feels like the characters are just hurtling forward on a trajectory of sadness and discontent.
I decided not to read the third book in the series, but I still strongly recommend this trilogy especially if as a read ...more
You really need to read the first book before reading this sequel since some important facts are not explained in the sequel, such as the details surrounding Mori's mother's death. Even I who read the first book a few months ago could have used some memory refreshing.
The ending left me unsatisfied because of the primary character's still unfinished business. Fodder for another book.
Thank you Goodreads First Reads for my fre ...more
November 28th can't come fast enough!!
Lock and Mori are at it again continuing to solve the mystery of who the Regent's Park murderer is. They have many leads, suspects, and this time help from Alice--a woman who was Mori's mother's best friend and is considered an aunt to Mori. Alice uses her elite, under-the-table like resources and promises to keep all of Mori's brothers safe. With her brothers taken care of, Mori c ...more
After nearly dying at her father's hands, Mori wants nothing more than for her father to rot in jail, but she knows that her James Moriarty is more than capable of hurting his family even from behind bars. Several of the police officers on the case are friends with Mori's father and would love nothing more than to poke several holes in Mori's story. Protestors are camped out in front of the Moriarty home, ...more