Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro! This will be the next book in my retellings series. I hope that you guys enjoy this review.
Hardcover page count: 336
My rating: 5/5
A Study in Charlotte is a modern day retelling of Sherlock Holmes. The main characters are Charlotte Holmes and James Watson, the great, great, great grandchildren of the original Sherlock and Watson. Both Charlotte and James go to the same school, and while they usually aren’t friends, a sudden murder brings them together and inspire them to be much like the original Holmes and Watson, and solve it.
One of my favorite parts of this book is how it is filled with Sherlock references. And while it might be obvious that a Sherlock Holmes retelling would be full of those, this novel encompasses many subtle references, such as Sherlock’s drug problem, into the novel. And with the series of murders themed to resemble those of the original Sherlock books, what’s not to like?
Charlotte and James's relationship is also much like that of Sherlock and John’s, while it might sometimes get a bit messy, they will work it out in the end.
This novel is a great modern day embodiment of the original books, but also follows a new track, that is different than the books. It introduces romance to the story, which was the one thing that the original stories were lacking. And while some people might be weary about this addition to the story, it actually flows quite well with the overall story, and makes you love the story even more.
I am a big fan of the Sherlock TV show, and when I was reading this book and read the word ‘Moriarty’ I absolutely freaked out. Fans of the original books, and the new TV show would absolutely go crazy for this retelling. I absolutely recommend this book for any Sherlock fans, along with any mystery fans looking for a fresh read!
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! This is another addition to my retellings series, so check out my other reviews if you are interested in reading about more retellings!
Until next time,
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