The inclusion of Amanda Rogers and her untimely death was the only sour note for me.
Of course I don't know too many people that had been chanting "Bring back Amanda Rogers!"
My thought process on her characters story arc was:
"Cool! I forgot about her - I guess she would be close to Junior"
"Oh! She's dead! That was weird, but I am sure she will come back"
After book was finished:
"Heyyyy, she did not bring back Amanda. That sucks."