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If only Sherlock Holmes's great-great-grandson weren't such a dork . . .

There’s a new student at the Legatum Continuatum School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives and Amanda is supposed to work with him. Scapulus Holmes is a descendant of the great Sherlock and he’s crazy about her. Unfortunately she thinks he’s a dork and would rather die than have anything to do wi
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Published September 15th 2015 by The Writing Show
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Lola
Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis is a great sequel to the first book. Not only introduces it a new mystery for Amanda and her friend to focus on, it also continues a few plot lines from the first book, introduces the reader to a new character and has more of the same awesomness of the first book. The mystery aspect is very well done and I like how you can really follow the thinking steps of the characters and see how they come to certain conclusions. I did predict what the missing ite ...more
Esperanza
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
 











Paula
Berinstein the author does it again! She entertains her readers with
pizazz and keeps the pace going hard and strong! Not once were my
homeschoolers ever bored while I read this story aloud to them. I
just love that face that when I got ready to read this one, my kids
would automatically settle down and tune in. This is what I
absolutely adore about her writing! What
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Wendy
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: The Author
"Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis" the second book in the "Amanda Lester Detective Series" combines mystery and adventure that begins after Nick Muffet dies in a fiery explosion and the Moriartys are imprisoned. In her second term at Legatum Continuatum the School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives, Amanda Lester heartbroken by Nick's betrayal has been assigned to work on a special project with a new student Scapulus Holmes, the descendant of the renowned super sleuth she despis ...more
Patricia Hamill
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was pleased and surprised when the author of this books asked if I’d like to review more of the Amanda Lester series. So here’s my review for Book 2, Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis.

The story picks up at the beginning of the second half of Amanda’s first year at Legatum Continuatum. Right off, she’s paired up with the new kid, Scapulus Holmes. Everyone loves him, but Amanda can’t stand him, making that unintentionally clear the very first time she sees him.

What I liked most about t
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Linda
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a new series that definitely requires checking out, if you haven't. It is a good mystery series that might have a few fantastic unique inventions but it's not a fantasy. The author also shows a great sense of humor. This is book #2. Amanda Lester, who fancies herself a film-maker, despite the fact that she is just turned 13 in this book, attends an exclusive boarding school in Windermere, England. Oh no, it isn't a usual boarding school. In order to attend you have to be descended from a ...more
Jessica
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cover:
Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis introduces an all new stunning front and back covers again. Like in the first book, you can have a glimpse of some of the moments happened in the book. When I showed it to my friends, they were as amazed as I was!

Characters:
In my opinion, this book has a bunch of lovable and cool characters. I think they were able to perfectly portrayed their respective roles. They acted how they should really act at their certain age which made them believable.
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Tonja Drecker
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have already read the first book in this series, and although I'd recommend starting with book one, it's no problem to dive into Amanda Lester's adventures with book two. In other words, this can be read as a stand alone.

The first pages already had me smiling. In the beginning scene, Amanda finds out that there might again be trouble at the Legatum Continuatum School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives, and her first thought--instead of jumping excitedly into another mystery--is to run aw
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Wendy
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, adventure
"Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis" the second book in the "Amanda Lester Detective Series" combines mystery and adventure that begins after Nick Muffet dies in a fiery explosion and the Moriartys are imprisoned. In her second term at Legatum Continuatum the School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives, Amanda Lester heartbroken by Nick's betrayal has been assigned to work on a special project with a new student Scapulus Holmes, the descendant of the renowned super sleuth she despis ...more
Dilsh Wijesinghe
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
"An Advanced Review Copy Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley in Exchange for an Honest review".

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"Amanda Lester & the Orange Crystal Crisis" is the second book of the "Amanda Lester Detective Series" . The first book of the series is "Amanda Lester & the Pink Sugar Conspiracy" . I recommended to read the series of its regular order.

Oh, my gosh.....!!! SURPRISES! SURPRISES! SURPRISES!
This story contained loads of surprises to me.
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Derrick Belanger
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis is a delightful book continuing the adventures of teen sleuth Amanda Lester and her friends at the secret school Legatum Continuatum which trains the descendants of famous detectives. While we are introduced to all of the key players of the series in book #1, Orange Crystal Crisis delves much deeper into their personalities, particularly Miss Lester. We see Amanda not only being the plucky detective but also grieving at the loss of a character from the ...more
Sudie Crouch
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amanda's reaction when she first sees Scapulus Holmes, Sherlock's great-great-grandson, is hilarious. In typical fashion, she makes a complete fool of herself and has to backpedal, which I just love. Flawed characters are the absolute best.

One thing I really like about Paula's books is the science she infuses throughout them. No, it isn't completely accurate, but that's okay. The point is that it's fun. Who wouldn't love an acoustic levitator that lets you lift things without touching them? (And
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Saundra Wright
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This second book in the Amanda Lester series is a very strong follow up to the first. Having an academy series for the younger readers is wonderful. If you know any middle school aged people, I highly recommend you share it!

Amanda went through a lot in her first semester of detective school. She formed strong friendships, helped solve several mysteries and foiled villains. She also saw someone she cared for turn on her just before he was killed. That is something she is really struggling with. N
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Beth G.
Life was already weird enough at Legatum Continuatum, the secret school for descendants of famous detective, in England's Lake District. After the events of the last few months, including her father's kidnapping, two murders, a teacher's disappearance, an explosions, and a criminal plot to corner the world's sugar market, she was battered, fed up, and downright depressed, especially since one of the kidnappers had turned out to be the boy she thought was her best friend.

Synopsis: As classes resu
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DelAnne Frazee
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis - Amanda Lester Mystery 2
Author: Paula Berinstein
Published: 9-15-15
Publisher: The Writing Show
Pages: 424
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Sub Genre: Mystery and Detectives, Children's Fiction
ISBN: 9789412361008
ASIN: B01251BNSSC
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley


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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 Ama
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Dorothy Piper
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Feeling rather proud of herself at the way she helped to incarcerate the evil Moriartys in The Pink Sugar Conspiracy, budding detective Amanda Lester plunges into more mystery, murder and mayhem in The Orange Crystals Crisis.
However, despite her efforts and those of her four friends, Amanda faces the fact that they cannot solve this mystery, and putting her considerable pride aside, she accepts the help of infuriating, know-it-all, (but deliciously good-looking) Scapulus Holmes - a direct descen
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Annemarie
Apr 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-english
I'm obviously not the target audience for this book, but recently I have been reading some nice middle grade books and I was hoping this would be too. It wasn't. Amanda Lester is such a frustrating character. She talks negatively about everyone including her friends, and I have no idea why she hangs out with them if she dislikes them so much, or why they hang out with her. The principal going to this first year student for help with EVERYTHING was also a bit too much, it's just too unrealistic f ...more
Ying_ko
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis

Picking up shortly after the events described in the Pink Sugar Conspiracy, Amanda and her friends face a new mystery - one that involves orange crystals and a body found in a hidden, underground, room. As the detectives attempt to solve to whom the body belongs, they discover that the orange crystals have a surprise in store. In addition, they are facing increased attacks from the outside as the school’s secrets are in danger. Secrets abound and the de
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Hannah
Jun 19, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: netgalley
I love this series; I thoroughly enjoyed the concept and the characters. Even now, 3 years later, I haven't forgotten this series. I hit a time in my life where I couldn't finish reading this series, nor could I read anything at all. Yet while I may have forgotten some of the plot and I'm sure I've forgotten some of the characters, I haven't forgotten how I enjoyed reading this series. I would definitely recommend it as a clean read for any middle grade reader.
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Paula Berinstein (Paula B) is the author of the Amanda Lester, Detective middle-grade/YA series, which features a descendant of the Sherlock Holmes character Inspector Lestrade and is set in the English Lake District.

She is also the author of a new time travel series for adults, Indigo.

From 2005 to 2012, Paula produced and hosted the popular podcast The Writing Show (http://www.writingshow.com).
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