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June 8th: Favorite Character Names
-Fairly self-explanatory. Names you like for whatever reason!
Ginevra “Ginny” Weasley
Ginny is my favorite character in the Potter series she’s a total badass and a great friend. Plus I’ve always wanted to be a red head hahaha. I love the nickname Ginny it’s definitely on my list of possible girl names should I have a daughter in the future.
Charlotte is such a classy name and Charlotte despite her flaws is a pretty classy I think. Charlotte is a strong force to be reckoned with and I admire her for always standing by her convictions and for relying on her brains.
Oh Alice how I love you. She’s curious, playful, and imaginative and I just love her to pieces. Plus whenever I take any of those what is your Disney name I always get Alice.
Prim is a beautiful name for a strong and beautiful character. She was independent and strong in a way that complimented Katniss and she could always bring out a softer side to our at time jaded main character.
Cadence has been a favorite name of mine for years so I was super excited to find a book with Cadence as a MC. Her name evokes power, money, and is just overall alluring.
As you can see I have pretty girly classic taste in names lol. What are your favorite character names?
A Study in Charlotte
Hardcover March 2016
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.
-I love love love the cover. It’s such a unique mix of colors and it’s quirky and eye-catching it’s what made me pick it up in the first place
-Unlike a lot of the readers’ I adore Charlotte she’s sassy, smart and doesn’t change for anyone. Plus there were parts where we did get to see her vulnerability and it felt organic and interesting.
-It was a true straight up mystery not so much the thriller I-lost-my-memory type mystery just a classic Sherlock or Agatha Christie styled mystery and I really really enjoyed that (not that I don’t enjoy the unreliable narrator twist-ending style book).
-The relationship between Jamie and Charlotte was interesting and fun to watch grow. I really like when he complained about her always taking the love seat so she bought him a fold out beach chair it was just really funny.
-The way Moriarty fits into the plot was fun
-The writing was smooth and sharp and definitely keeps the reader interested.
-Jamie was a little annoying at times. I liked the relationship between him and Charlotte (even the potential romance) but he was a little whiny with his mooning over her. I could have done with a little less of his questioning feelings.
-The rape could have been expanded on a bit more but since we don’t get to hear Charlotte’s voice (only in the epilogue) we don’t get to delve into as much as I would have liked
This was such a fun and engaging read. I loved reading about a female Holmes and seeing the two leads as teens was a lot of fun. I’m super excited to read more about Charlotte and Jamie I even kind of wish there were going to be more than three books in the series. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a fun and engaging mystery novel.
What do you guys think about a Holmes and Watson romance?