Amari and the Night Brothers
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Giveaway dates: Dec 21 - Jan 18, 2021
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Amari has felt rather lost since the disappearance of her brother, but when she discovers a strange suitcase in his room, she has no idea how much bigger his disappearance - and the world around her - actually are. Enter the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, where Amari begins to train as a junior agent in a world where aliens, witches, dragons and way, way more exist.
This book has ...more
Amari and the Night Brothers has the potential to be the next big series - yes, it is really that good.
- Follows Amari, a young Black girl who gets swept into a hidden magical world when she receives a briefcase from her missing brother - and she gets nominated to be a trainee at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs.
- This book is just so much fun!!! I loved how imaginative and creative and visual this book was. Th ...more
A magical world hidden from the everyday person. A world where ‘other beings’ live amongst us. A bureau designed to look after and protect both the humans and ‘others’. A Magician so powerful and evil he wants to take over. A young girl in search of her brother. This is ‘Amari and the Night Brothers’.
Amari Peters is a young girl whose older brother Quinton went missing months ago. After an altercation at school with the popular girls which sees Amari exp ...more
Amari is a likeable protagonist. Most readers will find something of themselves in her, whether it be her curiosity, her strength, or her determination. She's the kind of protagonist I'd like my son or daughter (if I had any children) to root for. Amari is a fighter, indepen ...more
Quinton was the school’s golden boy, but no one cares that he’s missing. The police have given up and everyone assumes that he ...more
May 20, 2020: I came to know about this book today on Twitter and I can't wait to see the cover!
- #ownvoices middle grade trilogy
- A paranormal fantasy
- with magical competition
- a magician villain
- siblings love
seems right up my alley. ...more
Already the author’s letter to the reader at the beginning made me fall in love with the book and my expectations rose. And what should I say, the book exceeded my high expectations.
Amari is a girl trying to find her place in the world. She always had her older brother, Quinton, look out for her and support her. Now that brother simply disappeared and no one knows where he is this role is somehow reversed and she needs to look out for Quinton. Although no one know ...more
AAAHHH I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK SO MUCH! It lived up to its magical premise and I'm really excited about what this series has to offer in the next book.
• I love Amari as a protagonist. She's a fighter even though all the cards are always stacked against her. It really infuriated me when bullies kept picking on her because WHY WOULD YOU HURT MY PRECIOUS CHILD. She's just more talented than all o ...more
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This magical series about a girl from a lower class neighbourhood, that finds out her missing brother was really working for a hidden world of magicians was incredible, and I loved following Amari as she discovered that magic existed, choosing a profession and training her magic.
This story felt like it was building up a world we get to know and love fully later, with hints of Zombies, Yetis, Atlantis and so muc ...more
Have you ever experienced something and it made you realize you had unknowingly been missing something in your life? That's what it's like to finish Amari and the Night Brothers. I have missed a fantasy kid adventure written for kids, not persnickety adults. I have missed the breeziness of a good plot. I have missed a nuanced heroine who gets to be real without some weirdness around her being normal as if that was a fatal ...more
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston is the first book in the middle grade fantasy series of the same name, and a book that I adored from start to finish.
This book is set in the world that we know, only it’s a little bit more ...more
I think we should start of with saying that when this ARC arrived, I was curled up on the sofa finishing up another book, and the friend I was staying with at the time walked in, saw the ARC and started reading it. She devoured it in the course of the afternoon, absolutely cackling at it and reading snippets aloud. So it's a double recommendation!
It was a lot of ...more
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13-year-old Amari Peters has an older genius brother, Quinton, who goes missing. Police aren’t trying too hard to find him, and six months later Amari discovers a ticking briefcase in his closet. When Amari opens it, everything she thought about the world changes and now she has a chance to find her brother her own damn self. Go bring him home, Amari!
I’m not usually a fan of saying, “If you like X book then you will like this one.” But I’m going to say it now. If you like Ha ...more
I really enjoyed reading all about Amari's adventures as she not only discovered a supernatural world underneath her noise but also uncovered a mystery. The classic trope of a magic school was made unique but transferring it to a government like facility filed hit weird and whacky departments. While I felt that the final showdown went a little too quickly I did really enjoy the reveal that came along with it, something that I definitely nerve saw coming.
The char ...more
The cover of Amari and the Night Brothers is one of my favorites for 2021 so far, and was the first thing that drew me to this book. The second was all the positive buzz I'd heard about it, all of which is deserved. I admit that the 416 page length put me off reading it for a while, but I quickly found myself engaged in the story.
Amari's brother, Quinton, has been missing, but no one knows what's happened to him. When she finds a ...more
This is the story of Amari Peters, a girl from the Rosewood housing projects. With a poor family, and a missing brother, she is all the more surprised when she gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs. Upon arrival, she learns about the two powerful magicians, the Night Brothers, who wreaked havoc upon the supernatural world. She also learns that her brother, Quinton, and another wonderful agent, Maria, were a famous duo known as VanQuish. She soon discovers th ...more
I adored every second of reading this book, it ...more
This is a thoroughly delightful and enthralling story that is filled with an endless amount of fascinating ideas and concepts. Taking place within an extraordinary world and featuring an amazing protagonist, there is so much to love as it leads the reader on a magical journey which relays uplifting messages while also providing no shortage of humour and wit.
There is so much to pack into this book, from all the ins and outs of the supernatural world to the enduring mystery of what happen ...more
I'm a big fan of books that take place in a school setting and I have to say this magic school summer camp set in a government facility had a really nice twist. Our mai ...more
“...Every little thing she does is magic…”
-- The Police (1981)
“Mr. Ware grins. ‘Go to any corner of the world and you’ll find tales of beings and creatures that only seem possible in our imaginations. What if I told you that living among us are all the things we’ve come to pass off as myth?’”
Welcome to an underworld of bizarre creatures, powerful magic, and danger ...more
To start the book had a wonderful wizard of oz style feel, Amari is dealing with the double whammy of her missing brother and dealing with the awful school bullies who push her to the edge with their taunts about her heritage and how poor she is. It feels bleak for Amari, but with one wonde ...more
The writing was well-done, the pace was consistent and moved the story along, and the mystery kept us turning the pages. I also app ...more
Amari Peters adored her brother. But when he vanishes without a trace, Amari is agitated and angry. No one around is doing much to find out what happened to Quinton and no ...more
Amari is in trouble at school for standing up to the bullies who have been harrassing her, so she's rather shocked when she receives a mysterious email, inviting her to be part of a secret program - es ...more