Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday [@KatherineTegen @harperteen @skippingstones]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE (#1) by Brittany Cavallaro
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John 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 enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

published March 1st 2016 by Katherine Tegen Books

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So, I love when characters (teen ones, especially), "must race against the police to conduct their own investigation." It is great when characters are investigating something when it's their own reputation/livelihood/lives/etc on the line. It adds that extra sense of urgency to everything. Plus, characters who are not always 'investigators' (or adults) tend to approach things in interesting, unique ways.

Add in that our main characters are the great-great-grandson and -daughter of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson - but with a quite different relationship - and it is even that much better.

And it's the beginning of a trilogy! I can't even imagine how Jamie and Charlotte's relationship will evolve over the books . . . and what types of mysteries they will be presented with.

Please, oh please, let this have some great Sherlock Holmes style sleuthing.

That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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