rhiannonxgrace's review against another edition
- Plot- or character-driven? Plot
- Strong character development? No
- Loveable characters? It's complicated
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated
Graphic: Violence and Blood
Moderate: Death, Police brutality, Pregnancy, Medical content, Cultural appropriation, Gore, and Murder
Minor: Suicide, Child abuse, Child death, Suicide attempt, Gun violence, and SlaveryReferences to Bristol's links with slavery as the book is set in the nineteenth century. Appropriation of Japanese culture by
I like this books by this publisher because the books normally do a great job of demonstrating how Watson and Holmes are incredibly close friends but they do get on each other's nerves a lot of the time. I felt so sorry for Watson when he made a deduction and Holmes shot it down. You could literally see him deflate, though that was quite funny all on its own. I feel like Watson should be prepared for these instances as well. I wish Holmes had been in more of the book but it's always good to see Watson get a chance to shine as well.
I couldn't put this book down and I didn't know how it was going to work out in the end, especially when there seemed to be several different plot points to wrap up. Scott did wonderfully in tying everything together and having a satisfactory conclusion. Great fun as always, 4.5 stars!