Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 189: The Last of August, by Brittany Cavallaro

Welcome to "Waiting On Wednesday"!!
This is a weekly event that 
used to be hosted by
Jill @ Breaking the Spine, until 
very recently.
I have continued to publish these
posts on my own, as I reall
like this meme, which
showcases future releases we book  bloggers are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

 The Last of August   
 (Charlotte Holmes, Book 2)
Hardcover, 536 pages 
Katherine Tegen Books
February 14, 2017
Mystery, Young Adult Fiction

In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie and Charlotte are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families.

Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte’s beloved uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.

So begins a dangerous race through the gritty underground scene in Berlin and glittering art houses in Prague, where Holmes and Watson discover that this complicated case might change everything they know about their families, themselves, and each other.

Why I'm waiting on this one!

I own the first book in this series, which I have promised myself to read in the coming year. Sherlock Holmes has always been my favorite detective, and I LOVE the stories created by Arthur Conan Doyle! In this new YA series, we get to see the descendants of Holmes and Watson emulating their ancestors! I'm SO happy that it's Charlotte who has inherited the great detective's brilliant investigative mind! Having her fall for Jamie, Dr. Watson's great, great, great grandson, is a FAB idea, and definitely adds to all the fun!!

The first book in this great series!!

What do you think of my choice?
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  1. This looks really good, and I love Sherlock Holmes! Hope you enjoy when you read it :)
    Here's my WoW

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Oh, it sure does!! WONDERFUL that you're a Sherlock Holmes fan!! YAAAAAY!!!

      I know I'll enjoy this book, but I've got to read the first one before I get to this one. Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! <3 :)

  2. I can see this series having a lot of potential.

    Though a series like this is likely to be light in some ways, I am thinking that this would work really well of it maintained a certain level of seriousness.

    I look forward to reading what you think when you read this.

    1. Hey, Brian!

      I think this author had a BRILLIANT idea, writing adventures featuring the descendants of the original Holmes and Watson! And, of course, I'm very happy that it's the girl who has inherited Holmes's amazing deductive powers! I also like the fact that a romance is starting between her and Watson's male descendant! Indeed, I'm so glad that Cavallaro decided to make these descendants a boy and a girl, instead of two boys.

      As for this series being light, well, it's a Young Adult book, but I have found that such books can be surprisingly 'heavy' at times. So I do think this book, as well as the first one, will be very interesting!

      I'm planning to read the first book at the beginning of the year, and then get to the second one as soon as it's released.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! :)

  3. Oh my, how do things change for them? I love that part, it definitley piqued my curiousity. Here's mine:

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Well, it seems that they will be falling in love! So that's a GREAT addition to all the AWESOME detective work!! I need to start on the first book at the beginning of 2017~~

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! <3 :)

  4. Hopefully we'll both get the first book read soon because this one looks and sounds great. I'm so behind on the books I want to read. Great choice this week and I hope you and your family have a safe and joyous holiday.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      I have firmly promised myself to get started on this book as early as possible in 2017!!

      Don't worry -- you're not the only one who's behind on the books they want to read....I am, too! Lol.

      Glad you like my choice!! Thanks for he holiday best wishes!! Hope you and your family also enjoy a wonderful holiday!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! <3 :)

  5. Wow, I feel like book one JUST published! Time really does fly. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Maria. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Hi, Alyssa!

      Yeah, I feel the same way!! it's amazing how fast some authors are able to bring out new series installments!

      I know I'll LOVE this series, since Sherlock Holmes is my favorite detective!

      Hope you have a fabulous week, too, Alyssa!! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)


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