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Ries and puzzles but tended towards modern stories The Initiation Provides All The Elements I Love About Sir Arthur Conan all the lements I love about Sir Arthur Conan s works and places them in the current ra Not completely I must admit There are some flowery passages that I would have skipped over in this book as a child but the tale its clues and
#Characters Would Have Grabbed Me #would have grabbed me an adult reader I was ntertained and hooked unable to set the book aside for long Ridley Pearson tells a great tale regardless of what audience he contemplates The characters here are 7th and 9th graders They still cry when separated from their parents They have trouble making friends There is a parental death but with so much warning that it is anticipated This is an xcellent book for fans of Sherlock Holmes and mysteries Suzanne R So I saw this book and i thought it looked pretty interesting Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty being teenagers in the current time being roommates at a sleepaway school The twist is that the story is being told from a 1st person perspective most of the time of Moriarty s sister This seemed interesting nough as there was a big mystery about a book that the three of them had to solve It started out okaybut about halfway though started to implode upon itself First of all the twist with the bible at the Last Chance Bride endwas actually very lame In fact it seemed that about halfway though the book really fell apart A character dies andverything really goes downhill from there However the biggest issue that i have is that none of the characters are really likable She tries to act like James is a great brother and a good person but all we ver see him as is a jerk He has anger fits at the drop of a hat and hates Sherlock right off the bat He wasn t likable and you don t feel bad for him Sherlock is a pompous jerk and while this is usual for him he just got very irritating and i can see why James didn t like him The sister on the other hand is meant to be the audience s mouthpiece Kind of the character "we re supposed to identify with But she s a girl So what does the author then decide to do That "re supposed to identify with But she s a girl So what does the author then decide to do That right Drop not so subtle hints that in the future books there s probably going to be romance between her and Sherlock And it was painfully awkward implicated romance that wasn t appealing or ven remotely fun I kind of hoped the author wouldn t be so lame as to do that butttt unfortunately he did Lame In general the Lawman Lover (Outlaws, ending was terrible and the story itself read wellnough but I wasn t rooting for anyone The only thing I cared about was the resolution of the mystery and that turned out to be a big fat nothing Overallam I going to read the second book when it comes out shrugs maybe But I won t be rushing out to buy it on release day I ll tell you that Honestly it was a big fat meh 255 rounded up to a N the school wide scandalThe school is on lockdown until it’s found strange clues keep finding their way to James and a secret society lurks behind it all It’s a brave new reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could nvision As Rick Riordan author of the Percy Jackson series says “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know ,
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25 stars if I was being generous I d up it to 3 stars but I had two problems1 Why make it contemporary if the children were still going "TO TALK LIKE FORMAL VICTORIANS MAYBE "talk like formal Victorians Maybe s what rich white American kids normally sound like but it sounded forced and not at all 21st century Of course Pearson tried to modernize it by dropping references to Snapchat how many middle grade readers use Snapchatwhat are they using it for and books like Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code so random and oddly dated but it Probably Would Have Been would have been to keep it in the past 2 Why did it have to be from Moria s POV side note Moria Moriarty It s like he didn t ven try to come up with a girl s name I get that she became an important character but having her tell the story meant I often felt like I was a step removed from the action Mystery at Kittiwake Bay especially in the James andor Sherlock scenes It was a clever plot device but it didn t feelfficient I Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files ended up not caring about any of the characters because I couldn t get into their heads A terrific idea toxplore what made James Moriarty into a criminal mastermind but the xecution fell flat Told in an awkward combination of 1st person POV of little sister Moria Moriaty and third person teenage James and his sister *are sent to boarding school James s roommate is Sherlock Holmes She keeps telling us James is brilliant * sent to boarding school James s roommate is Sherlock Holmes She keeps telling us James is brilliant the only brilliance we see is Sherlock s The character of James is never really revealed and Sherlock outshines him in analytic ability arrogance and kindness Not feeling this one The beginning was okay but the I read the I disliked all the characters The story wasn t strong nough for me to continue once this happened so I decided to DNF the book half way through made it to page 205 This is my first Ridley Pearson book and I m not too impressed Perhaps it s because he chose to write about such celebrated literary characters the writing seemed too stunted and the characters were like caricatures Frankly I have no idea how the whiny brat of a teenager Pearson has Moriarty portrayed as could nd being the mastermind who Sherlock a run for his money I was continuously told how smart James was but rarely did I see that intelligence put to use More often than not I saw him acting sullen and pouty which made it all the harder to believe that older boys were willing to follow his ordersIt s a bit of an insult to Moriarty and Sherlock both James is a sniveling child and Sherlock is a dunderhead who keeps trying to force his friendship for unfathomable reasons onto this boy who clearly does not want or deserve it Moria was the only one I liked and I know that had to do with her not being stubbornly idiotic like James or stubbornly forceful like Sherlock DNF 30%2016 HarperCollinsI have read a Ridley Pearson s novel for adults. The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and Kingdom Keepers series Ridley Pearson brings us the riveting first tale of the Lock and Key trilogy about the origins of the rivalry between literature’s most famous nemies Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister MoriaBefore James grew up to be a ruthless remorseless villain .
So I thought I would try this one It wasn t a bad book it just didn t capture my attention I think there is a movieshow based on this book I received a complimentary copy of this An Italian Education ebook from the publisher through EdelweissNetGalley Opinions Although I njoyed this book I felt it paled in comparison to Peter and the Starcatchers and I honestly don t find myself likely to finish this series any time soon It s cute but not terribly memorable I found the pace to be a bit slow and overall this was just not a huge stunner for me 35 STARSThe Da Vinci Code meets ElementaryI
#Was Really Looking Forward To #really looking forward to one after seeing it on Goodreads a few months ago I was interested in reading a retelling of Sherlock Holmes that had Sherlock and his arch nemesis Moriarty both attending the same boarding school as young teens After getting a hold of a copy I had hyped myself up for this book and I really wish I hadn t Don t get me wrong it was a really fun and adventurous story but what made it not as xciting to me was the introduction of romance between "our main protagonist and the ver fantastic Sherlock Holmes It was not necessary for the story AT ALL "main protagonist and the ver fantastic Sherlock Holmes It was not necessary for the story AT ALL for me damaged my full Daddy Wanted enjoyment of the book Personally I don t see a place for romance in Middle Grade books it s best for YA in my opinion Romance in Middle Grade to me does nothing but water down a story I tried my best not to let it ruin the rest of the book for me and I m happy to say it didn t ruin itntirely This was a fun uick and thrilling read but it was a tad too soft for me I will Forbidden Stranger explain that in my Book Thoughts video for this but you all know I love me some DARK Middle Grade books and this lacked in darkness uite a bit But I stillnjoyed the story and will be reading further installments for Sherlock Holmes s character in this book He saved the book for me Would I recommend it of course it s not a waste of time at all It was definitely a good time read But I do have to say it s not a MUST READ Looking forward to book 2 to see what this story has in store and to see how these unsolved mysteries in the first book are put to rest Richard Found this to be uneven I Snowy River Man enjoyed the setting and the subseuent mystery at Baskerville Academy with Holmes and the two Moriarty children but some of the talking about stuff their knowledge or lack thereof or how they feel about certain things or how to proceed with solving the mystery lagged the book for me in places I also found that any scene without Holmes to be slightly less interesting than those with him However this probably will not keep me from reading the next book to see how Moriarty turns to the dark side As a middle grade reader I loved Sherlock Holmes stories but often tired of the old time settings It was just the type of reader I was I loved myste. E was a curious boy from Boston with a penchant for trouble and an acid tongue Thrown into a boarding school against his wishes James winds up rooming with a most unlikely companion a lanky British know it all named Sherlock Holmes “Lock” to his friends An heirloom Bible donated by the Moriarty family than a hundred years ago has gone missing and it doesn’t take long for the two to find themselvesmbroiled