Today is the day for my review on the Amari and The Night Brothers blog tour, I am so thrilled to have been invited on the tour as well as being lucky enough to have received a beautiful proof from Egmont Books UK. This is the first novel from B.B. Alston, the beginning of such a promising series and I wish I could magically see into the future and read the upcoming sequels now. Thanks Dave for inviting me upon the blog tour, as well as Egmont Books for providing me with a copy in preparation of the tour. Amari and the Night Brothers is due to be published in hardback and kindle edition on the 21st of January – a post-Christmas gift for yourself.
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 . . .
As a child, the books that were available included the magical Harry Potter series, Percy Jackson and series of Unfortunate Events. Each with their own lick of magic. The new generation now has a truly amazing upcoming series for their entertainment. With aspects of our favourite series, from magical to the morals that lie between the pages I was engrossed in the life of our protagonist Amari from the first chapter. Let’s talk about Amari for a second, the author created this character because as a child he wanted a character that looked like him to be a part of the fictional adventures and I love that. I loved Amari, she’s a strong minded individual who is struggling to fit in with the picture perfects in school and her life has been thrown in to turmoil because her older brother Quinton is missing, presumed dead. I couldn’t help but sympathise with her and completely fall in love with her at the same time. Amari is drawn into this secret magical world, think Hogwarts in a Percy Jackson world with tropes that will have you becoming more engaged in the storyline and the mystic world.
BB Alston has delivered with not only the storyline, but also by creating an exceptional setting in a world where good and evil are openly true things. Amari must work to show that she belongs, and with the unravelling plotline and it’s events, we begin to understand that her strength has always been believing in who she is, that she is worthy and that no matter what your background is the only one in control of your destiny, is yourself. Amari and the Night Brothers is adventurous, fun, thoughtful and is definitely one of my favourite starts of a series, this is definitely a book to add to your shelves. I also had to read it quickly, which was easy enough, because my 10 year old was so excited about reading it.
Loved it, recommend it and did I say loved it? Well I did! Thanks for checking out my review, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for both previous and following reviews on the tour!
Ungil next time,
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Great review Danielle, I’m so glad you enjoyed this book!