Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: The Future Door By Jason Lethcoe

The Future Door by Jason Lethcoe
No Place Like Holmes series book 2
Thomas Nelson – December 6, 2011
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Source: Booksneeze
Next book in series: Unknown at this time

From Goodreads: When Sherlock Holmes moves out of Baker Street, a new tenant moves in-a mysterious woman named Elizabeth who has long been a fan of Holmes. When she discovers that Griffin and his uncle are also detectives, she becomes very friendly. So when Elizabeth goes missing along with a special invention, Griffin sets out to rescue her.  But finding Elizabeth will take them on a race against the clock that bends time itself!

                For me this was just an okay read. I have tried to put the story in the context of the characters, but again I didn’t think it was all that believable. But, I am not so sure that the believability matters. After all, how believable is Sherlock Holmes (I say that as a huge Holmes fan.) Again, this was a fun and light read. If you don’t think about it too much then you’ll definitely enjoy it.
I like the dynamics between Griffin and Snodgrass a lot more in this book than in the first. I was not at all shocked to discover that the ending in No Place Like Holmes was a set up for the story here. It’s an adventure for Griffin and Snodgrass, and one that holds many challenges for the duo.  Maybe I was not the best fit for this read, but I do think this is perfect reading for middle graders.

I received this book for review from the Booksneeze book blogger program, free, in exchange for my honest review. 

Always Shine, 
Starr K

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