Sternberg takes a charming and still-popular classic and retells it with grit and soul, making it not only relevant but compelling for today's young readers. --Susanne Dunlap, author of the YA novel The Musician's Daughter, a Bank Street Children's Book of the Year
Lyric-like in the writing style, Hannah Sternberg's Queens of All Earth was completely addicting. Perfect for the YA audience, the story of Olivia, a girl battling what she doesn't like to refer to as depression, will relate to many teens and adults alike, myself included . . . The story has a new ring to it that I have yet to see in the YA genre. (And I read many a book...) Set in Barcelona, the adventure of sisters Olivia and Miranda is an unforgettable one. Throw in a cute boy, Greg; his calm father Emory; and you've got a story to read again and again. --Book Heist
There was a wonderful languid pace to this book that drew me right in, willing Olivia and Greg to be able to enjoy their holiday romance, and getting totally lost in Hannah Sternberg's wonderful depiction of Barcelona. It's a bit of a cliche to say: ''It really feels like you are there, smelling the smells, feeling the breeze in your hair, and watching the hills drift past your coach window.'' But that is exactly what it's like. And the slower pace of the storytelling suits the atmosphere just perfectly. I really liked this one. It'd be the perfect read for a late-spring/early-summer Sunday afternoon in the garden. --Bart's Bookshelf
About the Author
Though only 22, Hannah Sternberg has had extensive experience writing both fiction and nonfiction. In 2009, she received a B.A. in Film and Media Studies and Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University, which she attended on a full scholarship. She's been published in the Hopkins student literary magazine, the student newspaper, and the JHU Film Society's annual journal. She had an article published in The Weekly Standard magazine, and several of her articles on film adaptations of books have appeared in The Historical Novels Review. Before college, she won honorable mention in a national playwriting contest. Born in Baltimore and raised between there, Rutland, VT, and Lancaster, PA, Hannah currently lives and works in Washington, D.C. Queens of all the Earth
is her first published novel.