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Amanda Alsterberg has commented on (6) products.

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass)

Amanda Alsterberg, October 22, 2014

What an astoundingly beautiful story. I don't remember the last time I felt so much heartache and hope for fictional characters. The various storylines for each character are cleverly woven together in a manner that keeps the reader intrigued. It's a slow build with some powerful punches - there's no plot twist thrown in for shock value here, just a story, a fairy tale, about a girl who needs to find hope, to learn to accept and love herself, and her search for one true friend who might see her scars, her flaws, and her monstrous self, and love her anyway. I enjoyed the first two books immensely but this one... This one took my breath away.
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A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel (Across the Universe)
A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel (Across the Universe)

Amanda Alsterberg, March 21, 2012

A fantastic continuation of Across the Universe, with so many twists and turns - definitely not predictable!
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Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Across the Universe

Amanda Alsterberg, March 21, 2012

This story is one of my favorites! I loved reading from both Amy and Elder's perspectives - their different takes on the events that occurred were incredibly helpful in revealing the plot and character developments. I can't wait for the sequel!
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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Beauty Queens

Amanda Alsterberg, March 21, 2012

I thought this book was wonderfully satirical. It has an intriguing view of today's pop culture combined with capitalism. I enjoyed having the story told from different viewpoints, the girls' backgrounds revealed gradually. I loved the characters -some more than others at first, but by the end I loved all of the Beauty Queens and appreciated how each of their personality quirks added to the story.
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Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Voices of Dragons

Amanda Alsterberg, March 21, 2012

I loved that Kay and Artegal's developing friendship and the rewards/consequences of such remain the focus throughout the story. I feel like a lot of YA authors put too much emphasis on romance, which in turn dilutes the rest of the plot. This story was so well-developed and I really enjoyed the simple, plausible explanation for the existence of dragons in a present-day setting.
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