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The Case for Jamie

(Charlotte Holmes #3)

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The hotly anticipated and explosive third book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series.

It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken.

Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for.

Charlotte is on t
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Hardcover, 349 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Emma Giordano
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars! What a fabulous third installment! As someone who struggled with book two, I'm so pleased with The Case for Jaime. Book 4 cannot come soon enough!

CW: mentions of rape and murder, substance abuse, PTSD

The characters in this novel are truly remarkable. Charlotte and Jamie are one of a kind. I believe I have yet to find a set of characters in a young adult contemporary novel that are more well-rounded, developed, and self-aware. It's so refreshing to follow two characters so raw and realis
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Jeff Zentner
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You guys, the brilliance of this book. Where do I start. Okay. Let’s start with fact that we get a Charlotte Holmes POV for much of the book. Charlotte is one of the most incredible characters ever to appear in YA.

She is genius, hilarious, sardonic, perfectly flawed and vulnerable. I would gladly read another 50 novels with her in them. Jamie is the most perfect best friend and foil for Charlotte.

I really think Brittany Cavallaro is the Tana French of YA. She writes these gripping, intricate plo
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Danielle
Oct 18, 2017 marked it as to-read
. . . her Watson
. . . her Watson
. . . HER WATSON

cannot forgive her.
*quietly sobs in the corner*
Trina (Between Chapters)
I read this so fast I didn't get a chance to mark it as currently reading on here.
Suzanne
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love love this series! I started it because of I am a fan of any retake on Holmes and Watson and within the end of the first book I bought the second and waited impatiently for this third book! I love the characters in this series. Even the villains are amusing. I cannot wait for more books in this series!!!!!

My quick and simple overall: so much fun to read about the characters. Plot was once again really good!
may ❀
this book was probably my least favourite from the series, i write this with tears in my eyes from betraying my love jamie

okay but for real WHY THE HECK WAS CHARLOTTE AND JAMIE SEPARATED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THIS BOOK??? like theyre sherlock and watson THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO BREATHE, this was truly saddening

but also, the chapters that they were together were so bloody good and fjdlkajflka their friendship/relationship/detectiveship is just written so well and realistic. they screw up and get ups
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Sara (sarawithoutanH)
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
I just love Jamie and Charlotte so much. I love the complexity of these characters and their relationship. I didn't like this installment as much as the second book but I still absolutely loved it. I liked a lot of the relationship conflict in this book, but I thought the mystery wasn't as exciting (that's not to say that it isn't good; I still had a great time reading). I'm beyond excited that there's going to be a fourth book. I need more of this in my life. Ugh, I just love it so much. PLS RE ...more
✨    jamieson   ✨
“I felt it. Felt everything. I knew I wanted to erase myself from the top down, like a drawing, and that still I wanted someone to touch my edges and tell me that they loved me despite them.”


Pros:
- complicated relationships: I love the relationships in this series, all of them are really messy and complex and I think that it makes them all so interesting. Jamie/Charlotte obviously have a messy dynamic, but I also love the relationship between Milo and Charlotte, and Leander and James a lot.
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chandler ainsley ♕
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, ya-contemporary
"also, please don't use Reichenbach as a verb. xxxx"

SHIT FUCK DAMN. this was something else. really. like the plot was pretty shit but there was something else to it that had me CHOKING. let's discuss:

1. jamie & charlotte are obviously the reason i read these books and they were at their best level of angst. it wasn't that much of "will they won't they" so much as "let's desperately try to find a way to make this work even though we're not saying we love each other it's so obviously clear" a
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alina lak
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
All these mystery books are the reason why I have trust issues.
Shaun Hutchinson
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, I LOVED this whole series, and if this is the end, I can deal with that, but I would totally love more.
Malanie
“““I want to be good without being nice. Can I do that?”””

A Study in Charlotte : ★★★★
The Last of August : ★★★
The Case for Jamie : ★★★

The best part of this book is all the extra Charlotte content!!!! A Study in Charlotte was pretty much entirely done in Watson’s POV, then The Last of August had some Charlotte, but still mostly Watson. The Case for Jamie had SO MUCH Charlotte, including her backstory when she was in rehabilitation for drug addiction, which I deeply appreciated. Charlotte i
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Allison
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't know how I can live without this series now that it's over.

I'M DRAINED BUT HOW WILL I GO ON
Dawnie
This series is seriously taking a deep sea dive in regards of my reading taste.

The positive:
- Because Charlotte and Jamie BARELY spend any actual real time together in this book there was a lot less of the unnecessary and honestly badly written "sexual" tension (aka Jamie staring/thinking/dreaming of Charlotte in "romantically" ways and apparent interest that is both creepy and honestly... what?? Why?) so that was okay.

- It wasn't 500 pages long so it was over pretty fast.


the negative AKA a l
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abigailscupoftea
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, and the third book quickly became my favorite. As I read more and more from Charlotte’s point of view, I grew more and more fascinated by her. She truly is one of the most brilliant characters I’ve ever come across in YA fiction. She’s calculating, quick-witted, adaptable, observant, and restless. Brittany Cavallaro was born to write, this I am 100% sure of. Brittany doesn’t just tell you how Jamie and Charlotte are feeling, you feel what they are feeling too. You feel their ...more
Obsidian
Jun 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I should have skipped this, but I was hoping that maybe, just maybe Cavallaro could pivot this series. With talk of a fourth book coming out I wanted something interesting out there in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson. Instead this Young Adult pastiche in the world of Sherlock Holmes is lacking across the board. We somehow have no development of Charlotte and Jamie, there are no real deductions to be made, we still have Charlotte and Jamie in a toxic friendship and we get to s ...more
˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
“being a woman with a contrary opinion does not render me hysterical.”

these books sadly seem to be deteriorating in how much i’m enjoying them as the series goes on, which truly upsets me. that doesn’t by any means equal that this one is bad, but actually quite the opposite; i just have so much love for these stories and characters that makes me just want them to be as exciting as possible, which surely can’t always be the case.

nevertheless, i just would truly DIE for charlotte and jamie. it’s
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Shortcake
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: IDK people who liked the last two books??
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WOWOWOWOWOW

Why is it that every book ends with either Jamie or Charlotte in the hospital?

I LOVEd this, but it took a long time for the action & excitement to filter in--more than halfway through the book we actually get a real mystery. I just wish it had happened a little sooner.

I absolutely adore Watson, he is the bestest thing ever, and Holmes is such a soft cinnamon on the inside. We were able to see some of that from her pOV in this book.

Their R O M A N C E !! !! I didn't ship it in The
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izzy
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
dear all my goodreads friends and followers: READ THIS SERIES PLEASE. i just want somebody to talk about it with because i am trash for these characters. the ending was very fluff but very good & i can't wait for book 4!

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Andrea
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
Both Charlotte and Jamie are dealing with the actions of the Holmes' family from The Last of August. They haven't seen each other for over a year and are both struggling to put the past behind them. Jamie can't help but compare his new girlfriend to Charlotte and Charlotte desperately misses her only friend. Seeing them as separate people was a new experience and I think they really needed the time to heal. But they must be reunited since Lucien Moriarty is out to get the Holmes's. And the best ...more
Kayla
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A really good third book, I dont think the book series felt complete so hopefully the forth book isn't just a novella.
Melissa Rose
Having been considerably let down by the previous Charlotte Holmes book, The Last of August, I felt that I should hop right into the third installment, The Case For Jamie, and see how I got on.

Now that I have completed the audiobook, I can safely say that this book was competent; An improvement over the second novel, but didn't nearly reach the level of excitement of the first.

Personally, I felt that it was the alternating narrators that kept this book from reaching its full potential for me; it
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Lea (drumsofautumn)
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
“But also I miss you so much that sometimes I feel like I can't breathe.”

MY CHILDREN
I LOVE THEM
belle ✨(bookishlybelle)
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 STARS!

I am super happy to give this book 5 stars, especially after the not-so-great second book. But the final book in the Charlotte Holmes series completely lived up to the high expectations put in place by book one.

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All the qualms I had with the second book (confusing writing, confusing plot, confusing choices made by characters) were completely cleared up. The writing was tight and fast-paced once more, and the storyline was intricate and full of twists without being confusing in the sli
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mith
i don't know what it was about this book, but i found it significantly more enjoyable than the first two.

but that may have been because of the epilogue, which i found very adorable.

i am not surprised by the addition of charlotte's POV in this book. most of the time, when it was not current events, it was her past, as if to somehow justify the character from books one and two. i found that i don't care, which might make me a bad person? but truthfully.

truhfully, i never liked either her or jamie
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Camilla (ReaderintheAttic)
The Case for Jamie is a novel that differs quite a lot from the first two books, mainly because for the first time after A Study in Charlotte, Jamie and Charlotte are separated. While the previous books offered already a dual POV, this time the two are gonna work on their own, using their mind and not actually following each other in an untangled mess of lies and feelings.

It's time for both to face what happened before, how they relate to one another. Especially for Jamie. Cavallaro explores the
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Amy Leigh
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was difficult to get into for me but I think several things go into play there.
-I've been sick twice this month (which ensured I had migraines with both of my colds).
-I didn't start this book immediately after I finished the second one.
-I've been in a bit of a weird reading slump (still reading it just feels like a struggle). I'm hating this btw.

The first few chapters are Jamie and Charlotte trying to get through what happened at the end of the last book. Their guilt, ptsd, not copin
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Jaye Berry
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, contemporary
When you lose interest in a series but you love making bad decisions and keep on when you know it only goes down from here.

The Case for Jamie picks up a year after the last one left off in the shocking death of August Moriarty. Jamie and Charlotte haven't talked at all. While Jamie just tries to get through his senior year at Sherringford, Charlotte is on the run after Lucien Moriarty. Either though neither are looking to team up again, strange things start happening that make it clear someone w
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Rachel Strolle
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, including A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, THE LAST OF AUGUST, and THE CASE FOR JAMIE (forthcoming in March 2018). She's also the author of the poetry collection GIRL-KING (University of Akron) and is the recipient of a ...more

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Charlotte Holmes (4 books)
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