Monday, 21 April 2014

Review: Locked by Eva Morgan

Bookish Details:
Pages: 219 Kindle Edition
Release Date: February 10th 2014
Source: Received from author
Buy it From: Amazon US - Amazon UK

Synopsis:

When eighteen-year-old Irene Adler meets her new neighbor, the gorgeous, brilliant, and arrogant Sherlock Holmes, she never expects him to be the one to make her feel like life is worth living again. Ever since her sister's death, she's been addicted to risk-taking as a way to deal with her depression, and Sherlock quickly becomes the biggest risk she's ever taken.

Locked is the story of a broken girl and the genius who gives her life back to her. It's the story of a witty asshole who's never known love, and the girl who shows him what love means. It's the story of an unexpected connection, two people who save each other, and the importance of seeing the goodness underneath.

*Based on the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle. 

My Review:
As a lover of all things Sherlock Holmes, I was immediately excited to read Locked, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Locked is a modern reinvention of Sherlock Holmes, and even if you’ve never been particularly interested is Sherlock before, you can easily pick this story up. It’s been wonderfully adapted to a modern day, high school setting.

The writing is fabulous. There is a perfect mixture of drama and humour. There really are some hilarious moments in this story. I have so many quotes I could pick put that caused me to laugh out loud. It added to the overall entertainment.

The dialogue was also great. It was realistic and believable. Morgan did a wonderful job of getting Sherlock’s dialogue spot on. He’s not an easy character to write, but she managed it perfectly!

I loved Irene. She had everything I look for in a protagonist. She’s witty, strong, daring, and unexpected. I really enjoyed her narration of the story. Her relationship with Sherlock is brilliant, and the development between the two of them is touching and entertaining.

The thing I loved most about Locked was definitely the ending. I’m a spoiler-free blog, so I won’t say anything, but it really was a fabulous twist. I’m actually surprised I didn’t see it coming.

Overall, Locked is a highly enjoyable read, and I found myself fighting to put it down at times. The characterization is perfect, and the writing is flawless. And for that, I’m giving it a five out of five. Eva Morgan is a talented writer, and I’m expecting big things from her in the future!

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