Hello Guys! It's Rin Here and welcome to my tour stop on A Study in Charlotte (by Brittany Cavallaro) Blog Tour. Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post to win 1 of 10 finished copies of A Study in Charlotte! For more information about this tour, visit the tour page right here. This tour is hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Hope you enjoy!
by Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Charlotte Holmes #1
Genres: YA, Mystery, Contemporary, Retelling, Fiction, Romance, Thriller
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I had a lot of fun with this book. I had a few good laughs and never-ending smiles as I read on about these two. A Study in Charlotte is a retelling of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as their descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson try to solve a murder that they are being framed for.
Both Holmes (Charlotte) and Watson (Jamie) are both great characters. I couldn't help, but love their skills at solving crimes and how great they both are at doing it--though not perfect.
Charlotte is a very complex character with so many personality traits. James had already caught my attention from the first page. Together, they are a fantastic crime solving duo as thick as thieves. In this book, we get these two unique characters who will definitely bite back with twice the intensity.
This plot had an edge to it that I really liked. It had wonderful concepts, a bit of fluff and a bit of aghast here and there. Some parts really hit a spot in my heart. The pacing wasn't too slow and moments did speed up more than others.
Charlotte's drug usage was very emphasized. It was everywhere. She had problems and as I got deeper into the book, I liked that I actually got to know her more and that she wan't just a hardcore drug user who looks a bit goth and is very antisocial. She had personality.
I am rating this book a total of 4 stars out of 5 stars, because the plot was well thought through and mysterious, the characters were snarky, and the writing flowed well creating a wonderful debut.