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This time, she's paired with Scapulus Holmes, who happens to be a descendant of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. They are assigned to a school video project together, and they immediately butt heads over their different philosophies. However, there isn't much time to dwell on the personality clash because a new mystery is emerging. Amanda stumbles on a skeleton covered in an orange crystal.
Where did it come from? What does it mean? What are the implications?
Amanda discovers that another conspiracy is afoot, and she finds herself racing against time to get to the bottom of it.
AMANDA LESTER AND THE ORANGE CRYSTAL CRISIS is the perfect follow-up to the first book. Amanda's relationships with Simon Binkle, Amphora Kapoor and Ivy Halpin are developed even further. The narrative is pitch-perfect. The sleuthing is well-executed. And, best of all, the themes are given more weight and maturity!
This is great! Read it! Highly recommended for fans of Harry Potter and Nancy Drew.
Author: Paula Berinstein
Publisher: The Writing Show
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Sub Genre: Mystery and Detectives, Children's Fiction
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Amanda is back once more and shows she can still put her foot in her mouth when she speaks without thinking. Sherlock Holmes descendant Scapulus Holmes arrives at the Academy and finds Amanda quite intriguing. Amanda thinks he is a know it all and wants nothing to do with him. When Amanda is partnered with Scalpulus she is annoyed to say the least. That is until she and her friend find a skeleton who has its skull covered in a strange orange crystal substance. Amanda finds she does need Scalpulus' help to find out who the skeleton was and what the orange substance is. They discover that that the crystals are a life form and they try to care for them. They most also protect them from those who would use them for their own person gain and power.
This is such a wonderful series and book two is a wonderful as book one. Paula Berinstein has given us characters that we want to know and a place we want to visit. Which we can in our imagination with every book we read. Amanda Lester's adventures appeals to readers of all ages. I have been sharing this series with my twelve year old nephew. He will call me every few days to tell me what he has read and how he feels about it. So far he has loved the first three books in the series, but will be waiting for book 4 - Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret which comes out in March. Your imagination will soar as you follow Amanda Lester on her different investigations.
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I highly recommend this book to fans of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, and other teen sleuths. In addition, I recommend this book to lovers of science, especially young lovers of science. Lastly, I recommend this book to tween girls. Amanda Lester is a character they can relate to. She is a hero, no doubt, yet she struggles, makes mistakes, and grapples with her own emotions especially when it comes to romance. As rational as Miss Lester is as a detective, like most of us, she often follows her heart even when her mind is screaming at her not to. How refreshing it is to see such a three dimensional character come alive on the page.
Currently, there are four books in this astounding series. I hope Paula Berenstein continues to add more volumes of Amanda's amazing adventures!
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