Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston – Ultimate WriteReads Tour

It’s the first tour of the New Year and I’m pleased that it got to be for this book. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston is the perfect Middle Grade Fantasy book for anyone that loves a good story. Let’s dive in to today’s post!

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 1/19/21
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

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 . . .

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!

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I fell in love with Amari from the very first page. Her voice is a distinct one that is full of truth and hope. There isn’t a book that comes along all the time that gives you such a rich world and compelling characters. I found that the most interesting parts of the book were just the realness of it all mixed beautifully with the magic that surrounds Amari.

The Bureau that she finds herself in, the magic and world building is unique because it keeps a grip in reality to make it feel like it is possible. Supernatural anything is always fun to read, especially new takes on them, this novel is more wonderful for it.

I don’t want to give too much away but this is a story that all ages should read. It gives you perspective and the reality of today that I found to make all the trials she experiences mean just a bit more. Her passion to find her brother, to solve the mystery of what happened to him kept me reading.

There is no down that you’ll find yourself a fan of B.B. Alston’s work. This is a debut that is worth every bit of praise that it receives and I do hope to have the pleasure of reading more of his writing.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

About the Author:

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.

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