Review: Enola Holmes: Graphic Novels- Book Two by Serena Blasco

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Published: November 29, 2022

Pages: 208

Format: NetGalley e-ARC, Thanks Andrews McMeel Publishing!

Goodreads Blurb


“In Book 2 of the series, Enola is back on the case, deciphering clues and developing leads in each of three new mysteries. What she doesn’t know is that she, too, is being pursued—by her own brother! Once again, Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant, strong-willed younger sister takes center stage in this delightfully drawn graphic novel based on Nancy Springer’s bestselling mystery series.

London, 1889. A woman is being held prisoner while she awaits a forced marriage. Another has been kidnapped, and yet another disappears…

As Enola seeks to rescue the three women, her brother embarks on a quest of his own. When Sherlock receives a mysterious package, he knows he’ll need Enola’s help to decipher its meaning. In the end, the three Holmes siblings will have to work together to answer the question that started it all: What happened to their mother?

Book Two contains three engrossing mysteries: The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, and TheCase of Baker Street Station.

My Review

I have always loved Sherlock and now Enola! I didn’t know much about her until the Netflix show. I’m so excited that season two will be coming out in November, by the way! I saw this on Netgalley and just had to request it! I’m so glad I did.

You get three different mysteries in this book. I didn’t realize this was volume two but now need to get my hands on volume one! If you enjoy the show, Sherlock, or just mysteries then I think you will love this one. Not only, did I love how she was able to capture the mysteries in graphic novel format but the Illustrations are amazing. These illustrations are so beautiful that I slowed way down to read this and really pay attention to the beauty.

There are many themes of feminism and freedom throughout all three of these mysteries. Enola is trying to find her mother at the beginning and ends up going through several different avenues. It brings her to all these cases and by the end, we get some clarity. The growth Enola’s brothers have isn’t the greatest but better at the end. I think they are finally starting to respect her and see that she’s capable. The different disguises that Enola can perfect are very entertaining as well.

Overall, I really enjoyed this set of stories and highly recommend them to younger audiences! It’s a bit simplistic but I loved that about it. I’m telling you the illustrations are so gorgeous that it will be hard not to love this for that alone.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for an e-ARC to review!

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