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The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
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3.77 655
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553381528 (0553381520)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 The Beekeeper's Apprentice / Laurie R. King
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. ...
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it
4.0 The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Astonishing tone-perfect addition to the Sherlock mythos placing Holmes a little younger than canon, and with a teenage female protégé. Hard to believe the author's a Californian - she does an incredible job with the language, as well as historic and location-based details. Clever mysteries, enjoyab...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it
3.5 Finally done!
Ok, it took me a very long time to finish the book but I did enjoy it. I think the narration made it very hard to stay immersed in the story (stories). The narrator did a good job giving the key players their own, distinct voices but they were all slow and fairly monotone and I found myself drifting...
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it
1.0 The Beekeeper's Apprentice
I’m wavering between 1 and 2 stars because I finished it and it was well written. I really wanted to like this. I read the reviews and while there were some clear issues a female Holmes sounded great. It was not. Mary "Sue" Russell is NOT. She has no flaws, no addictions, no mental issues, no shortc...
BrokenTune rated it
1.0 The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Ok, I got to page 60 and am calling it quits. The Watson bashing is already in full swing. There is a scene that was basically copied out of Pride and Prejudice. This is all wrong and too disturbing. I'm sorry, I am just not compatible with pastiche when it concerns my favourite characters.
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