A Study in Charlotte Blog Tour!

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Study in Charlotte Blog Tour!A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Series: Charlotte Holmes #1
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on March 1, 2016
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 321
Format: ARC
Source: Edelweiss

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

As soon as I heard about A Study in Charlotte, I knew that it was a book that I’d really like, and boy was I right!
I’ve watched some of Sherlock on Netflix, though I’ve not seen all of it. However, I do know enough about Sherlock and Watson to understand he story! A Study in Charlotte follows Jamie, who is going to a boarding school in America. He’s the descendant of John Watson, and Sherlock’s descendant also happens to be going to the same exact boarding school. Jamie has been following the stories of Charlotte for the longest time, so he’s pretty excited to finally get to know her. The two get pretty close after a murder happens at their school and they are seen as suspects! *suspense music*
I really liked Jamie. For some reason, I feel like I haven’t read that many YA books with male narrators, which is weird, because looking back at my read shelves I actually have. Maybe it’s just that I’ve been reading a lot of books with female narrators lately. ANYWAYS. I loved reading from Jamie’s point of view! He was a pretty awesome character and I loved his voice.
I also really liked Charlotte. She was so much like Sherlock! She could look at something and come to a conclusion within seconds. I also loved her story and how she said that Sherlocks were trained from a  young age to become the way that they are. They spend so much time studying in order to be able to come to conclusions and solve mysteries in the manner that they do.
I also really liked the story overall. I think it’s so awesome that the characters were actually related to Sherlock and Watson… I mean, that’s just the coolest idea! Also, in this world, the Sherlock stories were written as books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but the characters were real. I’m really hoping that is expanded on a bit more in the next book, because I feel like that would be very cool with more details! I’d highly suggest giving this one a read, even if you’re not the biggest Sherlock fan, because it’s such a fun boarding school murder mystery!
Logan Lerman as Jamie Watson
Hailee Steinfeld Charlotte Holmes
Patrick Dempsey as Jamie’s father
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About Brittany Cavallaro

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 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She earned her BA in literature from Middlebury College and her MFA in poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Michigan with her husband, cat, dog, and collection of deerstalker caps.



  • Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    If you're a fan of Sherlock, it sounds like this book would be totally up your alley! So glad to hear that Charlotte was a lot like the character and that you enjoyed the book. Lovely review Krystianna!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  • Readiculously Peachy Reads

    This book sounds really cool, it's such an interesting concept! Truthfully I've never really followed the whole Sherlock story, but it always did somehow peak my interest! You may have convinced me yet 😉 Thanks for sharing!!

    Florentine @ Readiculously Peachy

  • AngelErin

    Great review! This one looks so great. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway. 🙂

  • Stephanie - Bookfever

    This book sounds totally like something I would love because I love Sherlock!

  • Eva @ All Books Considered

    OH I cannot wait to read this! Love the casting, too!!

  • Sheena-kay Graham

    The casting was fun to look over. This book sounds like a really cool read. Will try to fit in a purchase somewhere. My book buying list is long.

  • Diva Booknerd

    I've seen a few mixed review for this one, but to see how much you enjoyed it makes such a refreshing change. I'm not generally a fan of Sherlock as such, but love mysteries in themselves and really looking forward to grabbing a copy. Wonderful review Krystianna, really enjoyed it <3

  • Christina / Book Addict

    I'm glad you enjoyed this book…I am excited to check it out! I like the whole boarding school murder mystery aspect. Great review!

  • Mariah Smith

    Oh my god, STOP. THAT DREAM CAST IS PERFECT! I looooved this book and feel the same way with Jamie. Even though I've read plenty of books from male pov's, it just felt different. He was super easy to relate too, and was super funny. Great review!

  • Geraldine

    I would watch a movie based off this book! That dream cast is so ideal – I can really see Hailey and Logan together for a crime solving duo! 😀

  • Jenna

    I have this one too but I haven't read it yet, and I probably should since it comes out this week. I don't know much about Sherlock and Watson at all, so it's kind of all new to me. I don't know if it will work for me but I like the boarding school aspect so I'm hoping it does.

  • Cilla P

    I've been looking forward to this book for a while, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! That dream cast is brilliant – I can totally see Patrick Dempsey playing Logan's father. 😀

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