I got the honor of reading this lovely book because a lovely person gifted it to me for my birthday last week. I sped through this book in two days. I would have finished it sooner if I didn’t have a friend over. I feel like it is one of those guilty pleasure reads. I’m always a sucker for finding books that are quick reads and entertaining.
This book centers around Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes which is just bloody brilliant. I have always wanted to see Sherlock as a teenager and this author honestly nailed it on the head. I feel like this version of Sherlock fits the BBC Sherlock to a T. Okay, I have a lot of feelings from this book in general. I kind of knew the plot twists were sort of going to happen due to the nature of Sherlock. It will make you cry, scream, and squeal.
Overall, I do recommend this book. There were a few grammar mistakes throughout the novel. I noticed on her twitter account that she said she fixed those. I think it’s only in the amazon version of the book that they are fixed. The story definitely grabs you in from the beginning. I went in with mild expectations and came out loving it so it’s definitely something you should read if you love Sherlock as much as I do.
“I’m Galileo in prison. I’m a supercomputer in a junkyard. I’m being wasted, Irene. This town is killing me by inches, turning my mind to mush.”
Rating: 4/5 Stars | Read June 9th – 10th
Genre: Young Adult
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.