“Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative – a big adventure filled with magic and heart” – Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series “Amari is magical” – Angie Thomas, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie starring Marsai Martin. Perfect for readers aged 8+ and fans of Percy Jackson, Nevermoor and Men in Black! Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother Quinton has gone missing.
No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds the secret … So when Amari gets an invitation to the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she’s certain this is her chance to find Quinton.
But first she has to get her head around the new world of the Bureau, where mermaids, aliens and magicians are real, and her roommate is a weredragon. Amari must compete against kids who’ve known about the supernatural world their whole lives, and when each trainee is awarded a special supernatural talent, Amari is given an illegal talent – one that the Bureau views as dangerous. With an evil magician threatening the whole supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she is the enemy, Amari has never felt more alone.
But if she doesn’t pass the three tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton …
B. B.Alston lives in Lexington, SC. Amari and the Night Brothers is his debut middle grade novel. When not writing, he can be found eating too many sweets and exploring country roads to see where they lead.
Cover artwork from rising star artist Brittany Jackson.
The Book Warren to Archie M-H (13) and John M-H (11): Thank you for reading this recently published book. What did you think about it?
Archie and John: We both really enjoyed reading this book and think that this might suit slightly older children, maybe 10-14?.
The Book Warren to John: Tell me about the main characters?
John: The story had very inquisitive characters, everyone kept saying that Amari’s brother was dead. She didn’t believe them and went off to find him by following clues and secrets.
Archie: I thought it was a good story, well written, good characters with well described personalities for both the good and bad. There were twists and turns and it was fun to read too.
The Book Warren to Archie: Thinking about how the characters developed, did you find yourself excited about how the story was going to end?
Archie: I got into the story really quickly and it was great because my imagination was able to help me visualise what was happening and I enjoyed getting to the conclusion.
John: The cover told me that that this story was going to be an adventure of space and time and would also appeal to Harry Potter readers. I loved it for the magic and the intrigue and that Amari is a very strong character but really funny too.
The Book Warren to Archie and John: Having read this book, if Amari were to feature in future books, would you be interested enough to read them and follow her future in new stories?
Archie and John: Absolutely! We would definitely like to read other books by the same author and certainly with Amari in the story. It would make a good film as well.
Thank you to both Archie and John for taking time to read this book and for their great reviews.
The Book Warren, Archie and John would like to say thank you to Egmont for allowing them to read and review the advance reading copy of this book.
18 February 2021.
mari and The Night Brothers – BB Alston (Author)
Published 21st January 2021 Egmont UK Ltd
ISBN: 9781405298179 Hardback 384 pages
Chlldren/Juvenile Readership Audience £12.99
Available now from The Book Warren