Sunday, August 26, 2012
I have returned! Okay so I know I promised to review my school required reading but I decided to do one big post on them! So as soon as I finish the last one I'll review them. Now about a month ago I picked up the book called Secret Letters by Leah Scheier. Now when i saw this in the store I read the word Sherlock Holmes, and immediately had to get it! When I brought it home and read the inside cover I was pretty disappointed to see Sherlock Holmes isn't in the story. But I'll get to that in a second. The book is about Dora, who goes to London with her cousin to find help for the great Sherlock Holmes. When she arrives in London and learns that Sherlock Holmes is dead she seeks the help of Peter Cartright. Dora somehow mixes herself into another case Peter is working on and ends up going under cover to try and find the Lady Rose, who has gone missing. Okay so I'm going to start off by talking about the cover. The Back of the book has a small summery of the book which says "And the reason that I had been waiting years to meet [Sherlock Holmes]? Well, that was the greatest secret of all." When I read that I was immediately sold on the book. The problem is that she tells you the "greatest secret of all" on the inside cover when she says "Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes, who just might be her biological Father." Now that she has told us the "Greatest secret of all" she kinda killed all the suspense in the book. That beside I really did enjoy this book! The book had incredible characters and a plot unlike any book I have ever read! The book could get a little dark but Scheier wrote it in a way that didn't make you walk away feeling depressed. My one complaint is that she kinda did the unthinkable, she killed Sherlock Holmes! It's just something you don't do. But she sorta kinda makes up for it when by continuing his legacy through Dora. So anyway I DEFINITELY recommend it! Although the book it's self wasn't very suspenseful or shocking the ending left me gaping at the page! If there isn't a sequel I'm going to die! So read it and tell me what you think in the comments or tell me how you feel about the untimely end to Sherlock Holmes!