A Study in Charlotte
A Study in Charlotte follows the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they solve crimes on a modern-day college campus. In this story, both Sherlock and Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was Watson's literary agent, who helped publish the tales of their cases.
Many years later, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson find themselves caught up in some co ...more
CW: murder, talk of rape, substance abuse
A Study in Charlotte is a truly fun and entertaining young adult mystery novel with a fabulous first installment. The plot was engaging, well-written, and unexpected. I especially enjoyed how the author weaved in actual tales of Sherlock Holmes as a way for ...more
Let's get the squinty things out the way first:
• In this universe, Arthur Conan Doyle ...more
My heart has been needing this book for longer than I realized I needed this book.
- THIS. BOOK. IS. BLOODY. BRILLIANT. For a number of reasons
- Aside from the fact that I read this book in less than a day and that I physically could NOT stop reading it, this book is the murder mystery you’ve always needed
- You got a snarky know-it-all girl
- You got a nerdy precious boy
- WHO ARE DECENSANTS OF SHERLOCK AND WATSON I MEAN GOALS ANYONE????
- So after a murder took place on school gr ...more
this was fun and dark and twisted. everything that one could ever want from a sherlock story, right? i'm not sure what i was expecting but i don't think it was this. i guess i assumed since it would be a retelling that it would be a little lighter and more fun.
but i didn't laugh a lot. i did feel things though.
first off, the characters were great. watson was easy to read, probably because he was narrating. and holmes was just fucking ...more
I liked A Study In Charlotte but I don't know if I would have liked it more or less had I not gone into this book almost completely blind of the history. This book has been sitting on my shelf for ages and I don't even know where it came from. I do ...more
I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes, so when I saw this book is about the descendants of Sherly and Johnny, I know I have to read it because...
First of all, I went into this book with an expectation of murder, mystery and purely platonic relationship between the main characters. Despite shipping BBC's Sherlock and John (because how can you not ship Benedict and Martin?), I still love the relationship between the original Sherlock and Watson.
They have the best friendship ever and I was hoping that the a ...more
I'll cut to the verdict: YES!!! PARTY AT 221-B!
Because Sherlock is back-- in female form, with a totally empathetic, very perfectly W ...more
DNF at about 50%
*This review contains spoilers*
I am going to lay this book aside for now. Maybe it has to do with me finishing The Winner's Kiss recently, which made me a mess and in no shape for reading anything else. At least partly The Winner's kiss is to blame, but mostly I am disappointed with A study in Charlotte, because it started like such a promising light funny read and then turned - abruptly - into something dark with serious issues, which weren't handled properly in my opinion....more
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“We’re being toyed with,” I said. “But why would he want us to know he’s after us?”
If I didn’t have a rule about finishing books that I started, then I would have not finished this.
Firstly, I’ve never read any Sherlock Holmes books, so I have no idea if this is a good rendition, and I’m not even going to go there.
I didn’t really like the characters in this, and ...more
I really don't know where to start. How about with the writing? Absolutely gorgeous. Cavallaro is an accomplished poet and even in this YA novel, that really shows. Her sentences aren't "purple" or overwrought, but they do shine. Her ...more
Brittany Cavallaro’s Sherlock and Watson may not tread a lot of new ground, but their story is still fresh and exciting. I love that we’re dealing with a whole family of Sherlocks and Watsons and Moriartys. There’s something really unique about that. But for ...more
Well, this book handily won me over and then some. A lot, actually. Who knew that all I needed to love the Holmes archetype was to see him take the form of a ferociously brilliant teenage girl?
I loved everything about this book. The vo ...more
“I began wondering if there was some kind of Watsonian guide for the care and keeping of Holmeses.”
When I first read this book, I LOVED IT. I was in such an awe that when I read the sequel, a year later, I was totally disappointed by how messy that book (The Last of August) was. It felt like a huge let down and so I unhauled it, discontinuing the series and pretending this first instalment to be a standalone. But it doesn't make sense to keep a book whose characters will grow in a series you d ...more
“We weren't Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I was ok with that, I thought. We had things they didn't, too. Like electricity, and refrigerators. And Mario Kart.”
this is one of those times I just wanna reiterate that a THREE STARS means I LIKED IT. there is this weird thing here 3 stars = bad. This book isn't bad. I liked it. I just didn't REALLY like it, or love it. But I had a lot of fun reading it, and I plan to continue the series. I can see so much potential for this series, and these cha ...more
I’m actually not a fan of Sherlock Holmes. Not because I don’t like him, but because I’ve just never really been interested in him in the first place. I must admit that, even though I’ve watched the movies with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, I’ve never read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before and I also still haven’t gotten around to watching the TV show (alt ...more
So I am delighted to say that I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The writing is lovely, the mystery is clever and kept me guessing, and the nods to Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are abundant and obviously come from a place of great love and admiration.
Best of all are the two m ...more
however, i think this story had the potential to be more. i felt like it lacked that last breath, but can't pinpoint what it precisely is. it might've been because the pacing was a little fast for my taste. the story felt surprisingly short i just wanted moooooore.
Hhmm… We have a Holmes who is a very flawed human being.
Not to say that Sherlock Holmes was perfect. He wasn’t. But he felt pretty damn invincible to me most of the times.
Charlotte Holmes is more “human.” I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In fact, I like that we are exploring her flaws and her vulnerable side. Especially since she is only a teenager, so it makes sense to see her struggle and mature. Still, I can’t help but ...more
SERIOUSLY EVERYONE GET THEIR HANDS ON A COPY IT'S SO FREAKING GOOD.
Honestly, I'm kind of a sucker for anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, but I couldn't even help but love this absolutely fabulous sort-of-SH-retelling. Why sort-of retelling? Because it's set in an alternate world where Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were real people; and our two main characters are descendants of that famous duo.
The straight main act of Watson is the perfect temper to Holmes' sharp ...more
I didn't know what to expect but it certainly wasn't that. I thought it was a retelling and it was and wasn't. Charlotte and Jamie are wonderful. I can't wait for book two!
If you like Sherlock, either the books, shows or movies, ANY SHERLOCK. THIS IS FOR YOU!
A voice cut through the blood-roar. "Watson" Holmes shouted, at what sounded like an enormous distance, "what the fuck do you think you're doing?"
Oh. my Sherlock loving hear. Was I prepared for A Study in Charlotte? No. Not one bit. I'm a huge fan of the BBC series with Buttercup Cumbersnatch (lets be honest you know who I'm referring to) and Martin Freeman. Although I never read any of the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that doesn't mean my love for them is any less. But don't worry, it's yet ...more
Anyone who is a fan of the Sherlock Holmes and John Watson dynamic will surely be curious as to how this setup of their contemporary descendants follow in their footsteps in this YA mystery, quasi-MF romance.
I for one was intrigued about genius Charlotte Holmes, whose brilliance is often her own worst enemy, and how earnest Jamie Watson, who’s enamored with the idea of them becoming inseparable partners just like their infamous ancestors, join forces upon meeting at boarding school. Of co ...more
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