Book Recs: Sherlock Inspired

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on August 21, 2023, in Blog Tour, Book Recommendations, New Releases / 0 Comments

Book Recs: Sherlock Inspired

YA loves a good Sherlock retelling and we are here sharing some favorites in honor of Rook, the upcoming Jackaby (which is Sherlockian!) standalone! Check out the preorder incentive for Rook and pick it up on August 22nd!

Book Recs: Sherlock Inspired

Rook (Jackaby)

by William Ritter
Published by: Algonquin Young Readers
on August 22nd, 2023
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 368

This standalone adventure set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series brims with humor, heart, and—of course—a hefty dose of supernatural mayhem.

Abigail Rook never intended to be the mortal bridge between the human and supernatural world. But now, the power of the Sight--and all the chaos that comes with seeing the essential truth of everything, every human, fairy, werewolf, enchanted slip of paper, and municipal building, at all times--is hers alone. With this overwhelming new gift, she should be able to solve crimes and help New Fiddleham, New England find calm in its supernatural chaos.

The only problem? She has no idea what she’s doing.

And New Fiddleham isn't waiting for Abigail to be ready. Local witches and other magical beings are going missing, as tensions between human and supernatural residents curdle into a hatred that could tear the city apart. Abigail's fiance, Charlie, works alongside her to unravel the magical disappearances, but as a shapeshifter, he's under threat as well. Then Abigail's parents appear, ready to take her back to England and marry her off to someone she's never met. Abigail has no choice but to follow her Sight, her instincts, and any clues she can find to track a culprit who is trying destroy everything she holds dear.

Sherlock Across YA

  • The Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallero – A BookCrushin fav that lives forever in our heads!
  • The Every series by Ellie Marney – You’ve seen us talking about her latest horror-thriller series but we first found Ellie through Sherlock!
  • The Enola Holmes series by Nancy Springer – Need we say more?
  • The Trouble series by Stephanie Tromly – This one might not be actual Sherlock but it was certainly inspired by it!
  • The Jackaby series by William Ritter – The whole reason we are here! If you’re lucky to catch Will in person, you might even see him in his Sherlockian best.

This is not an exhaustive list so sound off in the comments with your fav Sherlock media!

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