Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday [@KatherineTegen @harperteen @skippingstones]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



THE LAST OF AUGUST by Brittany Cavallaro

In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie and Charlotte are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte’s beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.

So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.


published February 14th by Katherine Tegen Books

add to your Goodreads shelf // pre-order from Book Depo // or Amazon


Why?

For all of the reasons I wanted to read A Study in Charlotte (my WOW post) make me also really want to read The Last of August!

Charlotte Holmes is an even better female, teenage, re-imagined Sherlock Holmes than I had even hoped for. Author Brittany Cavallaro didn't shy away from making her a bit (or maybe more than a bit) weird and strange but it's part of why she fits so well into the story. And with Jamie.

He is not only a great balance to her character, but I really like what we've seen of his family and hope for more of that in the next two books.

Also? I really do enjoy crime/mystery solving books, crime/mystery solving books where the solvers are teenagers and seeing how the characters go about piecing things together - and hopefully surviving until the end.

A Study in Charlotte was a great read and full of some truly unexpected elements and developments. I loved starting to get to know Jamie and Charlotte and can't wait for more of their story.



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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