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Monday, May 2, 2016

Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret by Paula Berinstein Blog Tour, Series Review and Giveaway


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This is my stop during the blog tour for Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret by Paula Berinstein. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 April till 1 May, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola's Blog Tours.

So far this series contains 4 books: Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1), Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis (Amanda Lester, Detective #2), Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle (Amanda Lester, Detective #3) and Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret (Amanda Lester, Detective #4). You can get the first book in the series for only 0.99$ at amazon.

Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks’ SecretAmanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret (Amanda Lester, Detective #4)
by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: March 31, 2016

Blurb:
What does a dusty old secret have to do with peacocks?

Everything, as it turns out. When Amanda is knocked off her skateboard by a rare all-blue peacock, she learns that the species harbors a vital secret she must race to uncover. But before she can unravel the mystery, a startling archaeological discovery turns all of Britain against the detectives and threatens their very existence.

As old enemies gather strength and new adversaries emerge, Amanda finds herself dealing with hysterical teachers, a disappearing mentor, a mysterious poisoner, and a would-be magician. With so much at stake and so little time, the last thing she needs is to fall in love.


You can find Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret on Goodreads

You can buy Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret here:
- Amazon

Earlier Books in this series Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar ConspiracyAmanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
by Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: May, 2015

Blurb:
A reluctant detective, a criminal mastermind, and . . . sugar?

Amanda Lester wouldn't be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes's colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she's going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away—until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they're not sure whether these seeming clues mean anything, but when Amanda's father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they're certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn't like nosy little girls interfering in his business.


You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads

You can buy Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy here for only 0.99$:
- Amazon
- Amazon Paperback
- Barnes & Noble

Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal CrisisAmanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis (Amanda Lester, Detective #2)
By Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: September 15, 2015

Blurb:
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 with him.

But when the kids discover a dead body encrusted with strange living crystals, Amanda realizes she needs Holmes’s help. If the crystals fall into the wrong hands they could be used for nefarious purposes, and only he knows how to protect them.

Can the detectives keep the bad guys from learning the crystals' secrets? It would help if they could figure out who the dead body is too. Only if Amanda and Holmes can find a way to work together can they prevent a disaster, and it isn’t looking good


You can find Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis on Goodreads

You can buy Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis here:
- Amazon
- Amazon Paperback
- Barnes & Noble

Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow PuzzleAmanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle (Amanda Lester, Detective #3)
By Paula Berinstein
Genre: Mystery/ Detective/ Fantasy
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: November 15, 2015

Blurb:
Purple rainbows, a mysterious crypt, and pots of gold . . .

Things are not going well for Amanda and the secret detective school. A priceless artifact has disappeared, a dangerous hacker is manipulating matter, and zombies are being seen all over the Lake District.

Then the real trouble starts. When her cousins go missing and her friend Clive is kidnapped, Amanda is forced to turn to someone she’d rather not deal with: her old boyfriend Scapulus Holmes. But then he vanishes too. Now’s she’s sure that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty is involved . . . or is he?


You can find Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle on Goodreads

You can buy Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle here:
- Amazon
- Amazon Paperback

Paula BerinsteintAbout the Author:
Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

You can find and contact Paula here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Paula's blog on Goodreads
- The Writing Show podcasts
- Newsletter

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Amanda Lester and the Blue Peacocks' Secret. Open International. These are the prizes you can win:
- a Kindle Paperwhite
- A physical copy of all four Amanda Lester books by Paula Berinstein
- 2 physical copies from Paula Berinstein her books, winner's choice

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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My review;
First of all I have got to say how much I really enjoyed all of these books!!
Detective # 1   " Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy" was the first book I read in this series and I was hooked right away. Amanda Lester does not  want to be any kind of detective. She is tired of the family business. But, her parents do not care at all for her feelings and send her to a school in England for family of famous detectives whether she wants to or not. When she gets to this secret school she wants to leave but makes friends and starts to get involved. Before she knows it her father goes missing and the cook at the school is killed. She has no choice, it is up to her to figure out the murder. But there are others who want to stop her. Will she figure it out before someone else gets hurt or worse? I give this book a 5/5.
 
Detective #2
"Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis"
This is another wonderful book in this series. A new student has come to the secret school for family members and Amanda has been told to help him. This time he is a descendant of Sherlock and he likes her. Too bad he is not the kind of person she likes and he is weird. Amanda has no choice when a body is found with strange living crystals. She thinks that he is the only one that will be able to help. How are the young detectives going to hold the criminals back. How can they figure it out before they find out who the identity of the dead person. First they have to be friends?  I give this book a 5/5.
 
Detective # 3
"Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle"   I have to say that these books get better and better.
Amanda does not seem to be okay at the secret school. There are zombies all over he place and there are things disappearing. Next to go missing are Amanda's cousins. then her friend Clive is kidnapped . Now she has to ask Sherlock Holmes' family member for help even though she doesn't want to. But he is next to go missing. Who is doing this? Her arch- villain or someone else? I give this book a 5/5.
 
Book Four
This is the newest book in the series.
Amanda is okay until a blue peacock that is very rare decides to knock her down while she is on her skateboard. She has to find out what secret the rare blue peacocks are hiding before someone gets hurt. Then there is a discovery that makes everyone go against detectives. Friends and enemies have to work together. Amanda has a lot of problems and she does not need to add love to it!  I give this book a 5/5. I cannot wait until the next book in this series. I was given these books for a review and these are my opinions.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for being part of this blog tour! And for sharing your 4 reviews! I am glad to hear you're enjoying this series so much, I also can't wait for the next book, it's a great series!

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  2. Thank you so much for being part of my tour, Debra! I'm so glad you like the books. Thank you for the lovely reviews!!!

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