Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elementary My Dear Watson by Jose Prendes {Quick Review}

**Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

When 12-year-old John Watson is sent to Candlewood boarding school, he makes quick friends with a boy named Sherlock Holmes, a universally disliked know-it-all and amateur sleuth. Before long, Sherlock embroils his new friend in a covert investigation of the mysterious disappearances blamed on a vengeful ghost. Dodging the meaty fists of the bully Moriarty, and aided by bumbling patrolman Lestrade, they uncover a deadly secret hidden deep underneath Candlewood. But does the duo have the brains–and the brawn–to crack this dangerous case?

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My Review~

I love Sherlock Holmes! There I said it. Sorry it had to be said.

Do you know what else I love? Getting a glimpse at the best detective team, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson at a young age. What could be better? Finally I have an idea of what these two characters might have been like before they became famous. In the eyes of Jose Prendes Sherlock begins his quest of being the best detective at the very ripe age of 12, where he is already eccentric and very inquisitive. He sees and knows everything... well except emotions. But what he lacks his new and quick friend John Watson more than makes up for. 

When John first shows up at Candlewood he is instantly drawn into Sherlock's crazy world. Suddenly they are chasing ghosts and trying to solve the case of the missing girls. Naturally Sherlock believes he is the only one who can solve the case. 

Together Sherlock and John go on an adventure of the lifetime. Chasing ghosts, bad guys, and battling pirates... well sort of. There is a lot of danger, humor, and of course Elementary! Haha, get it? Okay, whatever.

Elementary My Dear Watson is a fun and quick read that will have you in the mind of Sherlock before you know it. The characters are just how you imagine they would be and you instantly connect them with the Sherlock and Watson you have always loved.  The story is fun and instantly pulls you into the case and is definitely a joy to read.

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