Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (03/01/16)

The last thing Jamie 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 great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.

Title: A Study in Charlotte
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Publication date: March 1, 2016

I received A Study in Charlotte from EpicReads in exchange for an honest review.

Most of the the time I DNF a book, I consider it a bad book. No matter how popular or how highly rated it is, to me, it’s a bad book. In this case, it’s not the book, it’s me. There’s nothing specific about this book that makes it bad…except that I’m just not into the Sherlock Holmes thing. I actually purposefully avoid it, only somehow I thought I could get past it for this book. I love boarding school books and mysteries, but I just couldn’t get into A Study in Charlotte. It took me two weeks to read 36 pages. I have finally decided to call it. This is not the book for me. Other books I want to read more are calling me. It’s time to move on.




  1. Oooh interesting! I can totally see DNFing this one. I thought about it towards the beginning. There was just something about the writing style that didn’t click for me right away. It just felt awkward and distant? That improved throughout the book and I started to like it, but it ended up a 3.5 star read for me! Not too bad 🙂
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