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Final Fall
Contributor(s): Petty, Heather W.
ISBN: 1481423096     ISBN-13: 9781481423090
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2017
Annotation: Mori escapes captivity in the English countryside and returns to London, where she plots the downfall of her father and his cohorts but discovers that Lock may no longer be an ally.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mystery and detective stories.
Characters in literature; Fiction.
Love; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017015758
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Lock & Mori
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (0.65 lbs) 201 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 November)

Gr 9 Up—This final series installment opens with Mori imprisoned in a temporary cell, desperate to find a way out and save her brothers from Alice, the woman who deceived her and now threatens her siblings' safety. After a failed escape attempt, she comes to a grudging agreement with Alice that she will train to be her "sword;" but she secretly plots to kill Alice and rescue her brothers. After successfully freeing herself and whisking her brothers off to America to tentative safety, Mori returns to her London home, seeking vengeance from her father. Ultimately she succeeds but loses her ally, friend, and possible lover, Lock, as he discovers what she is now capable of doing. This continuation of a modern-day Sherlock and Moriarty tale provides readers only light mystery and very tepid characters. Despite several fight scenes and mysterious notes, there is no real menace or sense of urgency to the plot. Mori is an angsty and conflicted protagonist, lacking any of the real skill or subtlety that Sherlock Holmes fans crave. VERDICT For readers wanting a solid, exciting modern-day Sherlock Holmes story, purchase Brittany Cavallaro's "Charlotte Holmes" series.—Kristen Rademacher, Marist High School, IL

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