Waiting On…A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!

This week I’m waiting on…

Title A Study in Charlotte
Author Brittany Cavallaro
Pages 336 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Re-Telling, Mystery
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
To Be Published March 1st, 2016
Find It On GoodreadsAmazon.com

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.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I have yet to meet a Sherlock Holmes re-imagining that I didn’t immediately love. So, when I discovered Brittany Cavallaro’s forthcoming 2016 debut, A Study in Charlotte, while perusing Goodreads one day, I was immediately intrigued. Cavallaro’s innovative interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s universally beloved characters, coupled with her own personal experience as a PHD candidate who specialized in the study and instruction of detective literature, make this book an absolute must-read for me. One of the aspects of the novel I’m most excited about is the author’s choice to cast a girl in the role of the brilliant, eccentric, and maddening genius. Feminism and fun are two qualities I simply can’t resist and given all the early praise this novel has already garnered, my powers of deduction suggest that A Study In Charlotte promises not to disappoint.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post has been brought to you by Elementary. Because this GIF, you guys. This. GIF.


9 responses to “Waiting On…A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro”

  1. OMG! Is this really a thing? How did I not know this was a thing?! It sounds freaking genius! I love Sherlock Holmes and this book sounds like a fantastic new take on that world! Why isn’t it 2016 yet 🙁

    PD: I love that scene from Elementary! It always cracks me up 😀

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  2. Kristin says:

    Oh my gosh! This sounds so great! I just added it to my Goodreads TBR!
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  3. I didn’t know this book existed! **grabby hands** I’m definitely adding A Study in Charlotte to my want list and March of next year better come quickly! Awesome pick this week 🙂 Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound
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  4. Love that gif!! I love the little funny bits like that on Elementary. This book sounds like a good one! Check out my pick in the link below!
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  5. Amber Skye says:

    Ahhhh Elementary is fantastic! People are so wrapped up in the BBC Sherlock that this gem of a TV show gets overlooked too often.

    Anyway, fangirling aside, this book does look really promising. Awesome WoW choice.

  6. I love that cover and the sound of this one! Great pick!

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  7. I am also waiting on this one!! I am so excited and I love that you used Elementary gifs!

  8. Yes! Me tooooooo!
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  9. WANT WANT WANT. I love when you bring books to my attention that I haven’t heard of before! Thank youuuuu 🙂
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