I'm so happy to announce that Reading Teen is the stop for today's Lock & Mori Blog Tour. I really enjoyed Lock & Mori, and I can't wait to get my friends to read it too! Check out my review and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
LOCK & MORI
by Heather W. Petty
Series: Lock & Mori (Book 1)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 15, 2015)
FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
FACT: Miss James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule—they must share every clue with each other—Mori is keeping secrets.
OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.
Dearest Lock & Mori,
I'll admit the exciting chatter I saw around the twitter-verse is what made me want to read you. I've never been a Sherlock girl. I believe I've seen one Sherlock movie, and much to I'm sure everyone's dismay, it was the one with Tony Stark....er...Robert Downey, Jr. So you are basically my foray into the mostly unknown. I mean, I knew the basics about you..I'm not that daft, but I was curious to find out more in a YA type of way. Luckily for me, you did just the trick.
Mori is one tough gal. I loved that her attitude toward her oftentimes less than ideal home life. That girl has guts of steel. In a lot of ways, she reminds me of my mom. My mom had a horrible home life, and more often than not, she was always the one that actually stood up to her dad, no matter what he could've done, and most times she got by without getting what her siblings did, but there were times when it wasn't all sunshine and daisies for her either. Sometimes sticking up for people you love is one of the hardest things you can do, but always the most vital. It kind of gave me an insight to what my mom might have felt like when she was going through those things to protect her family. So it's safe to say I instantly connected with Mori, for a pretty deep reason. It's not very often that I do that in books these days, but you succeeded.
Lock was just how I imagined (with my limited knowledge of all things Sherlock), but his character was interesting, and eventually grew on me. I'll admit their little romance started off pretty quick and as a distraction, but I ended up digging it. Their relationship grows so much through all the crap they eventually find out about the who's and why's and what's of the crimes they're investigating, and I absolutely loved watching it evolve along the journey.
I think one of my absolute favorite things about you though, Lock & Mori, was your setting. I've never been to London, but this glimpse into a city that I eventually want to discover with my own two eyes was fantastic.
You were a fast-paced read, perfect for a cool, rainy autumn Sunday afternoon, which means you're the perfect read for RIGHT THIS SECOND. I think Sherlock fans are going to adore you, and even if they aren't, they should definitely give you a chance to give them the itch to find out more. 3 stars to you, Lock & Mori!
Til book 2,
Giveaway for this tour, to US/Canada only. Shipped directly from publisher.