The Case for Jamie

The Case for Jamie

The hotly anticipated and explosive third book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series.It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken.Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for.Charlotte is on t...

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Title:The Case for Jamie
Author:Brittany Cavallaro
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Edition Language:English

The Case for Jamie Reviews

  • Allison

    I honestly don't know how I can live without this series now that it's over.

    I'M DRAINED BUT HOW WILL I GO ON

  • Jeff Zentner

    You guys, the brilliance of this book. Where do I start. Okay. Let’s start with fact that we get a Charlotte Holmes POV for much of the book. Charlotte is one of the most incredible characters ever to appear in YA.

    She is genius, hilarious, sardonic, perfectly flawed and vulnerable. I would gladly read another 50 novels with her in them. Jamie is the most perfect best friend and foil for Charlotte.

    I really think Brittany Cavallaro is the Tana French of YA. She writes these gripping, intricate plo

    You guys, the brilliance of this book. Where do I start. Okay. Let’s start with fact that we get a Charlotte Holmes POV for much of the book. Charlotte is one of the most incredible characters ever to appear in YA.

    She is genius, hilarious, sardonic, perfectly flawed and vulnerable. I would gladly read another 50 novels with her in them. Jamie is the most perfect best friend and foil for Charlotte.

    I really think Brittany Cavallaro is the Tana French of YA. She writes these gripping, intricate plots that tick like a Swiss watch, all rendered in these perfect, crackling sentences. She’s a published poet, and it shows.

    If you love the great worldbuilding of sci-fi or fantasy, you’ll love this series. If you love the voice and emotional intensity of contemporary, you’ll love this series. If you love the twists and turns of mystery, you’ll love this series. It truly has something for everyone.

    Do yourselves a solid and pick it up. Pick up the first two books in the series if you haven’t. You’ll thank me.

  • Shaun Hutchinson

    Seriously, I LOVED this whole series, and if this is the end, I can deal with that, but I would totally love more.

  • Suzanne

    I love love this series! I started it because of I am a fan of any retake on Holmes and Watson and within the end of the first book I bought the second and waited impatiently for this third book! I love the characters in this series. Even the villains are amusing. I cannot wait for more books in this series!!!!!

    My quick and simple overall: so much fun to read about the characters. Plot was once again really good!

  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)

    I just love Jamie and Charlotte so much. I love the complexity of these characters and their relationship. I didn't like this installment as much as the second book but I still absolutely loved it. I liked a lot of the relationship conflict in this book, but I thought the mystery wasn't as exciting (that's not to say that it isn't good; I still had a great time reading). I'm beyond excited that there's going to be a fourth book. I need more of this in my life. Ugh, I just love it so much. PLS RE

    I just love Jamie and Charlotte so much. I love the complexity of these characters and their relationship. I didn't like this installment as much as the second book but I still absolutely loved it. I liked a lot of the relationship conflict in this book, but I thought the mystery wasn't as exciting (that's not to say that it isn't good; I still had a great time reading). I'm beyond excited that there's going to be a fourth book. I need more of this in my life. Ugh, I just love it so much. PLS READ THIS SERIES. I know the concept sounds weird, but IT. IS. SO. GOOD.

  • chandler ainsley ❁

    SHIT FUCK DAMN. this was something else. really. like the plot was pretty shit but there was something else to it that had me

    . let's discuss:

    1. jamie & charlotte are obviously the reason i read these books and they were at their best level of angst. it wasn't that much of "will they won't they" so much as "let's desperately try to find a way to make this work even though we're not saying we love each other it's so obviously clear" a

    SHIT FUCK DAMN. this was something else. really. like the plot was pretty shit but there was something else to it that had me

    . let's discuss:

    1. jamie & charlotte are obviously the reason i read these books and they were at their best level of angst. it wasn't that much of "will they won't they" so much as "let's desperately try to find a way to make this work even though we're not saying we love each other it's so obviously clear" and a bitch was here for it. so. damn. here. for it.

    2. the fcking

    it was sincerely the best one in the entire series. i was shaken to my core and it was just very well done. like the overall pace of this book was all over the place but that twist almost made up for it

  • may ❀

    this book was probably my least favourite from the series, i write this with tears in my eyes from betraying my love jamie

    okay but for real WHY THE HECK WAS CHARLOTTE AND JAMIE SEPARATED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THIS BOOK??? like theyre sherlock and watson THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO BREATHE, this was truly saddening

    but also, the chapters that they were together were so bloody good and fjdlkajflka their friendship/relationship/detectiveship is just written so well and realistic. they screw up and get ups

    this book was probably my least favourite from the series, i write this with tears in my eyes from betraying my love jamie

    okay but for real WHY THE HECK WAS CHARLOTTE AND JAMIE SEPARATED FOR THE MAJORITY OF THIS BOOK??? like theyre sherlock and watson THEY NEED EACH OTHER TO BREATHE, this was truly saddening

    but also, the chapters that they were together were so bloody good and fjdlkajflka their friendship/relationship/detectiveship is just written so well and realistic. they screw up and get upset at each other but theyre literally so far gone they would die for each other.

    sounds like true love to me 👌

    i definitely enjoyed finding all those references from the show now that im reading with this knowledge wink emoji wink emoji i know how to waste my time more like it

    i just really found the first half of the book to be tedious. i would read chapters and chapters and absorb almost nothing bc well, nothing really happened and i KNOW IM SUPPOSED TO OVERLOOK THESE KIND OF STUFF BUT I SORTA COULDNT

    but the second half was epic and i screamed at every plot twist and yes i love brittany cavallaro

    and i love my baby jamie ??? how ?? is ?? he ?? so ?? perfect ??

    THE EPILOGUE HAD ME GRINNING FOR 20 FULL PAGES, theyre so cute gahhh

    i want book 4 :(

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    i miss these adorable idiots and so i am reading this in attempts to heal my sorrows

  • Dawnie

    This series is seriously taking a deep sea dive in regards of my reading taste.

    The positive:

    - Because Charlotte and Jamie BARELY spend any actual real time together in this book there was a lot less of the unnecessary and honestly badly written "sexual" tension (aka Jamie staring/thinking/dreaming of Charlotte in "romantically" ways and apparent interest that is both creepy and honestly... what?? Why?) so that was okay.

    - It wasn't 500 pages long so it was over pretty fast.

    the negative AKA a l

    This series is seriously taking a deep sea dive in regards of my reading taste.

    The positive:

    - Because Charlotte and Jamie BARELY spend any actual real time together in this book there was a lot less of the unnecessary and honestly badly written "sexual" tension (aka Jamie staring/thinking/dreaming of Charlotte in "romantically" ways and apparent interest that is both creepy and honestly... what?? Why?) so that was okay.

    - It wasn't 500 pages long so it was over pretty fast.

    the negative AKA a lot of the same as the first AND second book:

    - Jamie is again a suspect of something

    - Jamie is again blamed for things

    - Jamie is again hurt

    - Charlotte is again a druggie

    - Charlotte is again using Jamie

    - The relationship between those two is really horrendously toxic in the worst way and i HATE that it is constantly pushed towards the romantic side when they are BARELY working as friends. WHY?

    - That all side characters are just in this book for the small moments where there needed to be someone else in it and thats it. No real developments, no real plot lines for them

    - no actual mystery, instead very juvenile "pranks"

    - More of the same suspects and more of the same bad guys

    - not a great ending

    All in all?

    i am sorry.

    I really enjoyed my reread of the first book, i still had issues with the first book but enjoyed the writing and the characters okay in the first book.

    The second book already felt like i mess without actual plot and basically just the same plot points of the first book rehashed after scrambling them up.

    This book felt even more like that. And the story split between Jamie and Charlotte didn't help the story, plot or developments of any kind AT ALL.

    I am disappointed.

    It wasn't good for me, and that makes me sad because it could have been. There are those little moments where it is clear that Cavallaro has the ideas, but it seems like she doesn't think she should step out of her writing comfort zone she created with the first book.

    For me a mystery book series needs new "villains", new cases and interested developments to keep me interesting. Not a constant repeat of what i really read.

    So sadly this did not work for me -clearly.

    I do think that if you don't mind reading very, very similar stories and don't mind not having character developments and bad relationships this will be a good read for you.

    I do hope that if/when Cavallaro writes the next book she will finally venture a bit out of the same old and try something new to make it a bit more interesting again.

  • Danielle

    . . .

    Watson

    . . .

    Watson

    . . .

    cannot forgive her.

    *quietly sobs in the corner*

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