FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for an honest review.
The Future Door (No Place Like Holmes Volume 2) by Jason Lethcoe
From the back of the book:
Griffin Sharpe and his uncle Rupert Snodgrass are fast on their way to becoming the most secret and skilled detectives in London since Sherlock Holmes’ retirement. Griffin’s unique ability to notice everything combined with his uncle’s fabulous inventions make them an unbeatable team — until Rupert’s time travel device is stolen by the Moriartys and they way their future begin to unravel.
Now Griffin and Rupert must race to find the time machine and attempt to undo the damage their enemies have done. As the future, past, and present come together, it will take Griffin’s faith and inventive thinking and his uncle’s mechanical genius to save London and their future selves.
I love the original Sherlock Holmes stories and most books that are related to Holmes. That’s why I signed up for a copy of this book. I’m glad I did.
What I liked about the book: It’s a mystery. It’s a fantasy. It has a spiritual aspect that compliments the story without being overwhelming. it’s a quick read. There are just so many things to like about this book. The story is well written and the characters are well developed. I liked Griffin right away. He certainly reminds me of a young Sherlock Holmes. I even liked crochety old Uncle Rupert. This is the second book in the series. I have not yet read the first one, but I was able to follow the story easily. I enjoyed this one so much I’ve already requested a copy of the first book from the library. Young readers that enjoy mystery and fantasy (time travel, futuristic inventions) will enjoy this book. I highly recommend this story for not only young readers who like mysteries, but adults as well.
What I didn’t like about the book: I liked it all.
Recommended for 3rd grade and up.
AR Level: (Not an AR Book as of 1/1/12)
Mrs. Archer’s rating: 5 of 5