Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro


My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!


Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Synopsis: 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.

First of all, the author has a great name if I do say so myself ;P I know there are a lot of Sherlock retellings/reimaginings out there but I have yet to find one where Holmes is played by a girl (even though I know they're out there). I'm really picky about mystery thrillers especially when they are Sherlock adaptations, which is strange considering I haven't read the original books. For shame, I know. 

Info about the author:


Bio: Brittany Cavallaro is a poet, fiction writer, and old school Sherlockian. She is 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. Currently, she's a PhD candidate in English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, cat, and collection of deerstalker caps.

Connect with the author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Goodreads |

Are you guys looking forward to this one? Are you one of you lucky ducks who've read this already? What do you think of it?

8 comments:

  1. I love the Sherlock stories, and having a modern retelling, but with different characters, sounds perfect! Great choice this week - I can't wait to read it :)

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

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    1. This just sounds good all the way around, so I'm excited!

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  2. She does have an awesome name indeed ;) I love Sherlock Holmes retold in EVERYTHING, so I assume I will love this book haha!

    Aentee at Read at Midnight

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    1. I'm glad we agree XD For me, finding a good Sherlock adaptation is like finding a good fairy tale retelling--it's really hard! Or maybe I'm just really picky. Hopefully we both love it!

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  3. I've also never read a good version where Sherlock is a girl, and the cover is awesome! Love your posts (:

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    1. I have never read a version where Sherlock is a girl, but I've read other Sherlock adaptations I wasn't a fan of but I'm hoping this one will change all of that!

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  4. I came across this book not too long ago and the cover caught me instantly! The minute I finished reading the synopsis however, I WAS HOOKED! Basically just like: gimme gimme gimmeee! If you're able to pick up a copy, I can not wait to hear what your thoughts are. :)

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

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    1. The cover is gorgeous and I'm a sucker for most things Sherlock. Definitely let you know if I get my hands on it =)

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