Blog Tour: Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty + Giveaway

Lock & Mori
Author: Heather W. Petty
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Mystery
Released: September 15th 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students, one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James "Mori" Moriarty, meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.

Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more.

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.

It’s been a while for BBC Sherlock Season 4 to premiere and I’m here waiting for the new season. While I wait, I’ve been on a serious Sherlock high. So a modern day retelling had me waving my hands like no other. Especially when the word “Mori” for Moriarty… is on the cover.


Lock & Mori follows James “Mori” Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes, both brilliant students at their local school. The two students meet during a fire drill and things didn’t go as what their teacher planned. Luckily, the two band together to solve a crime. It started as a “game” but as they progress at learning the truth, things were a bit more complicated. 

Let’s talk about Lock & Mori. They are both amazing characters. Lock & Mori are very clever, unique in their own ways. Sherlock was that awkward kid and he was adorable. Yet they were both different from our beloved characters. Instead of having a big rivalry (which is something I LOVE) these characters have emotional feeling toward each other. It was weird seeing them together and sharing intimate moments. However, I did like them together. After all, I am a fan of Moriarty. Like on the BBC show, Moriarty was fantastic. 

The mystery was okay, a bit predictable. Nonetheless, these geeky pair were meant for each other. 

Heather Petty writes Young Adult novels about grim reapers with English accents, snarky magic shop cashiers, and faery-infested summer camps, all of which are represented by Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary.

Her debut YA mystery, LOCK & MORI, is coming Fall 2015 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Heather is also a granola mom, avid reader, technical writer, and freelance editor. She lives in Reno, Nevada with a Lumberjack, a Fairy-Child, and four cats who she’s pretty sure are plotting her demise.

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  1. Cannot wait to read this one. It sounds so good!

  2. Oh I'm so glad for this book to come out! Great review and I hope to see you around my blog


  3. I can't wait for this book! I just love everything Sherlock!

  4. When I saw this book I knew I had to read it. I am so hoping this will be the start of a new series for me to love!

  5. I do love everything Sherlock! So fantastic. I'm glad you enjoyed this one - thanks for the giveaway too.


  6. I really want to read this one. :)

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  8. I can't even explain how excited I am to read this book!

  9. I'm so excited to read this book! I'm a big fan of Sherlock retellings, like the Every series or Jackaby, so I really need to add this to my collection!
    Name on rafflecopter: Carolina M

  10. This sounds like it's going to be amazing! I've never read the original Sherlock Holmes or watched the BBC TV Show but my friend talks about it nonstop so I'll definitely be picking this one up when it's released. Awesome review!

  11. Thanks so much! I want to read this so much!

  12. This book sounds fantastic! I can't wait for the chance to read it. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  13. OMG thank you for the giveaway! I so can't wait for Lock Sherlock and I love retellings so this is probably amazing


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